Give Miami Day is one of the nation’s largest annual giving events. The 24-hour online giving campaign makes it easy for everyone to become a philanthropist and champion their favorite causes. This year, we will ignite Greater Miami on November 21st. Throughout the day, individuals may explore online profiles of hundreds of nonprofits serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable donation. Since 2012, Give Miami Day has raised more than $47 million.
When is Give Miami Day?
Give Miami Day 2019 is Thursday, November 21st. The 24-hour event begins at 12 a.m. EST on November 21st and ends at 12 a.m. EST on November 22nd.
Who hosts Give Miami Day?
Give Miami Day is hosted by The Miami Foundation, a community foundation that helps charitable donors become champions for the issues they care about. The Foundation does not collect any fees and hosts Give Miami Day as part of its mission to promote philanthropy throughout Greater Miami.
Who can make a gift?
Anyone! This event is open to the public and anyone across the globe may participate by making a gift.
Why is the Give Miami Day platform different?
This year, we’re partnering with CiviCore, a leading supporter of nonprofit giving days, for a better experience. Our new platform will make it easier to register a nonprofit, make a gift and get your company involved with features including individual Champion pages, business fundraising pages and an updated payment process.
Is there a minimum or maximum gift?
The minimum gift amount is $25. There is no maximum gift amount. Please note: only gifts between $25 and $10,000 are eligible for funds from the Bonus Pool, an additional percentage of funds distributed to participating nonprofits after Give Miami Day.
How much of my gift will go to the nonprofit?
Nonprofits will receive the entire gift amount you designate, plus Bonus Pool funds and/or eligible prizes and minus credit card and transaction fees estimated up to 4.5%. The transaction fee is paid to CiviCore, The Miami Foundation’s giving day technology partner. The Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day as part of our mission to promote philanthropy throughout Miami-Dade County and does not collect any fees for Give Miami Day.
If you make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation, neither credit card nor transaction fees are assessed; your entire gift plus Bonus Pool funds and prizes will go to the nonprofit.
Can I pay for the transaction fees on the gift I’m making?
Yes. Donors have the option to help cover the credit card and transaction fees (estimated up to 4.5%) for their gifts. You can opt out of this option if you choose when completing the gift form.
How can I make a gift for someone else?
If you’re making a gift on behalf, in honor or in memory of another person, you may include their name under the “in honor/in memory of” option on your giving form. We recommend adding a note in the “Comments or Special Instructions” section of the form indicating a thank-you note should be sent to that person.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. Your gift and any fees you may choose to cover are fully tax-deductible. You will receive an itemized receipt from [email protected] to submit with your taxes after making a gift. Only receipts sent from The Miami Foundation may be used for tax purposes.
Can I receive anything in exchange for my gift?
No. Gifts made on Give Miami Day may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, including tickets to events, membership fees or other incentives.
What is the Bonus Pool?
All gifts between $25 and $10,000 will be eligible for a bonus gift from the Bonus Pool. The bonus gift percentage will be calculated by dividing the total Bonus Pool dollars by the total eligible gifts. For example, in 2018, the bonus gift percentage was 6%. If an organization raised $5,000, their bonus gift was $300. The Miami Foundation determines the Bonus Pool percentage at the conclusion of Give Miami Day.
How do I get a receipt for my gift?
You will automatically receive an itemized receipt for your gift(s) via email from [email protected] Only receipts sent from The Miami Foundation may be used for tax purposes.