Any square that doesn't have a photo or name is available. Just click on the available square you want, fill out the short form, click the "Donate" button and you're on your way!
With our new Fund-icons, you may see a heart, happy face, paw print, flowers or even a company logo. That's what you'd click on to make a donation. Most campaigns also have a donate button.
We use PayPal for all payment and credit/debit card processing on GivingGrid.com. Everyone knows PayPal and they are safe and secure. You can easily use Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. You do not need a PayPal account.
If you have a PayPal account, you can also donate with the money in your account.
We do not accept checks, wire transfers or ACH payments at this time.
Rest assured that GivingGrid.com and the donation payment process through any of our payment processing partners is secure. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is used by all to make sure your information is safe.
Your donation to a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization through GivingGrid.com is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You'll automatically receive an email receipt from the payment processor for a record of your donation.
Donations to personal fundraisers that aren't going to a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization are generally not tax deductible. Please check with your tax professional to be sure.
Your credit card is charged immediately when you successfully complete your donation.
Someone clicks on a square and gets this message:
"This square is currently on hold for another supporter for X MORE MINUTES. Please pick another square or if this is the square you've got to have, you can check back in a little bit. Maybe they won't take it before their time is up? You can also keep clicking the check again button. Maybe they'll cancel it before their time is up?"
GivingGrid works just like when you buy theatre or event tickets online with reserved seating. When someone clicks on a square we hold it for them for 15 minutes to complete the donation. If they don't complete their donation in 15 minutes or if they click on another square, that square becomes available again.
While the fundraiser will certainly make every effort to reach their fundraising goal, your donation will be provided to the fundraiser even if they don't achieve it. Remember, it's still for a good cause. We also cannot guarantee the fundraiser will use the raised funds in the manner specified.
We do not charge the fundraiser any fees, so your entire contribution goes to them (minus 3rd party credit card fees).
Our only source of income are optional small extra contributions that donors provide beyond their donation to the fundraiser. We need this funding to help cover all the costs associated with providing this site for free to all the wonderful causes we support. Think of it as a small tip. It will be displayed to you during the donation process as a separate line item, so you can clearly see the small amount we're requesting. You will be given the ability to edit the amount up or down or even make it zero if you don’t think we’re deserving. Hopefully you won’t think that…
Click the “Track your donation” link in your donation receipt email to see whether your donation has been granted to the charity you intended to benefit. You can also enter the Transaction ID from your donation receipt into our donation tracker. It normally takes a minimum of 15 days for a donation to be re-granted to an enrolled charity.
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