Scioto Gives

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Scioto Gives

What an exciting day for giving!

On October 21, 2021, the Scioto Foundation will sponsor Scioto Gives a one-day on-line matching gift program benefiting local participating nonprofit organizations in Scioto County, Ohio. The benefits of this one day of giving are many.

Questions and Answers

Questions For Donors

• When does Scioto Gives start and end?

• I don't see my nonprofit; why?

• What is the minimum amount I can donate?

• Can I write a check?

• Which credit cards are accepted?

• Why can't I use my gift card?

• What do I do if my card is declined?

• How do I know my transaction is secure?

• Where is my email receipt?

• Help! I'm having problems with this site. Who can I contact for technical support?

• What will Scioto Foundation do with my contact information?

• When will you post the total amounts?

• When I visit the donation page, "404 page not found" appears. Why?

 

When does Scioto Gives start and end?

The event takes place on October 21, 2021. You have 12 hours to make your donation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT. Throughout the 12 hour period, we will post how well the nonprofits are doing on Facebook and Twitter.

 

I don't see the nonprofit I want to donate to; why?

To participate in Scioto Gives a nonprofit must have an organizational endowment with Scioto Foundation.

 

What is the minimum amount I can donate?

$5.

 

Can I write a check instead of giving with a credit card?

Yes. Checks may be accepted in person only during the 12 hour period. Our office is located at 303 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. Checks received through the mail will not count towards the match amount.

 

What types of credit cards are accepted?

Only Visa, Master Card, Discover and Debit cards will be accepted. Due to the high fees we can not accept American Express, Diners Club or Credit card gift cards.

 

Why can't I use my credit card gift card?

Credit card gift cards normally take a 5% processing fee while normal credit cards can take up to a 3% processing fee. Please note that you do not pay the 3% processing fee. For example, if you make a $100 gift to a nonprofit, you receive the full $100 tax write off, but the nonprofit receives $97.

 

My credit card got declined; what do I do?

Make sure you use the same name and address as your card? If you believe you entered the correct information please contact your credit card company.

 

How do I know my online transaction is secure?

The Scioto Foundation uses a payment gateway with a complex infrastructure to ensure fast, reliable and secure transaction of all your vital information. We do not store any credit card information.

 

I didn't get a receipt via email. Why?

The receipt may have been placed in your junk folder. If this is not the case, the email address you provided may have been incorrect. To receive a new receipt please email or call Therese Egbert (740) 354-4612.

 

Help! I'm having problems with this site. Who can I contact for technical support?

Please contact Toni Dengel at (740) 354-4612.

 

What will The Foundation do with my contact information?

Once your donation has been processed we will mail you, the organization and those you chose to honor, an acknowledgment letter of your generous gift. The letters sent to the other parties will not have the amount disclosed but only be defined by a level of giving (Friend 1-$99, Patron$100-$999 and so on). If you wish to give anonymously, the other party's letters and publications will list your name as anonymous. Our publications consist of an annual report and newsletters. Every year we publish a report listing the names of those who gave to a fund. Your name(s) will be added to the to the list along with any gift acknowledgments. When the report is ready online, a link will be emailed. We will also notify all donors via email the totals of how much the nonprofit has raised and their match when the list becomes available.

 

When will I know how much the nonprofit(s) I gave to made? Will I be notified?

Our goal is to post the results on this website, The Scioto Foundation website, facebook and twitter as soon as possible. We will also notify all donors via email when this list is available.

 

 

Questions For Nonprofits

• When will I know how much has been given to the endowment fund?

• Will I know who made a gift to my organization?

• Why is my nonprofit not listed?

• How do I become a Scioto Gives participating nonprofit?

• How does the match work?

• When will I know how much has been given to the endowment fund?

• Our goal is to post the results on this website, The Scioto Foundation website, facebook and twitter as soon as possible. We will  also notify all donors when this list is available.

 

Will I know who made a gift to my organization?

All donor contact and gift levels received during Scioto Gives will be sent to the respective organizations after the final numbers are calculated. All donors will receive a gift acknowledgment letter along with their receipt for their tax-deductible records.

 

Why is my nonprofit not listed?

To participate in Scioto Gives a nonprofit must have an organizational endowment with Scioto Foundation.

 

How do I become a Scioto Gives participating nonprofit?

You must establish an organizational endowment with Scioto Foundation by August 30th. For more information on how to particapate please call (740)354-4612 or email, Kim Cutlip.

 

How does the match work?

The Scioto Foundation will set aside tens of thousands of dollars to use as matching money. To be fair, the matching amount will be determined after all donations are received.

 

How do I become a Scioto Gives participating nonprofit?

You must establish an organizational endowment with Scioto Foundation by August 30th. For more information on how to particapate please call (740)354-4612 or email, Kim Cutlip.

 

How does the match work?

The Scioto Foundation will set aside tens of thousands of dollars to use as matching money. To be fair, the matching amount will be determined after all donations are received.

 

When will I know how much has been given to the endowment fund?

3 weeks after the Scioto Gives event, we will host a reception. There we pass out to each nonprofit, the amount the organization raised, Scioto Foundation's match amount and a list of donors and their level of given.

 

 

How it works:

The Scioto Foundation will set aside $50,000 of dollars to use as matching money for the year 2021.

 

Contributions are received from 8 am to 8 pm on October 21, 2021

 

The matching amount will be determined after all donations are received

 

 One to three weeks later; award amounts will be announced during a reception at the Scioto Foundation's office in Portsmouth, Ohio.

How can a nonprofit participate in the program?

All organizations must be 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations, and have an organizational endowment with the Scioto Foundation.

 

All organizations must actively promote and encourage their donor base to participate in Scioto Gives.

 

All organizations must attend a reception one to two weeks after the Scioto Gives one-day campaign to celebrate the success of Scioto Gives.

How are donations made?

Select your charity from the nonprofit search page and the amount you wish to donate, list your credit card and press donate.

 

 Stop by our office, 303 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth between 8 am to 8 pm on October 21, 2021 with a check for your chosen charity.

Scioto Gives:

1. Assists local Nonprofits Organizations (NPOs) with an annual endowment fund drive

2. Establishes a new partnership with local NPOs

3. Encourages other NPOs to establish endowment funds

4. Helps smaller grass-roots NPOs to accept on-line gifts

5. Teaches the community that on-line giving is easy, thereby creating expanded ways of giving to the Foundation

6. Encourages donor gifting because of matching dollars

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