Valley Gives

Amount Given: $2,012,089
Unique Donors: 11436
Total Donations: 20640

Prizes & Rules

Prizes

There are 3 exciting types of prizes your favorite nonprofit is eligible for:

1. Leaderboard prizes:

1st place- $10,000.00 per leaderboard
2nd place- $7,500.00 per leaderboard
3rd place- $5,000.00 per leaderboard
12th place- $1,200.00 per leaderboard

2. Golden Tickets:

Throughout the day on 12.12.13 starting at 10 AM, donors will be randomly chosen and their gift will be amplified with a “Golden Ticket,” adding $1,200 to support their favorite nonprofit! Follow our blog, Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day about how and when “Golden Tickets” will be drawn. These will be displayed on the event site home page- just look on the right hand sidebar. A nonprofit can only win a Golden Ticket or Power Hour prize once.

3. Power Hour Prizes:

More than 70 different nonprofits will be eligible to win a bonus of $1,200.00 each during several power hour time periods. These prizes will be displayed on the event's blog. Follow our blog, Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day to hear announcements. A nonprofit can only win a Golden Ticket or Power Hour prize once.

Rules

Who Can Donate To Valley Gives?

Any individual may donate. Donations through Valley Gives are received and receipted by Razoo Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that operates a donor advised fund.

Is There A Minimum Donation? Is There A Maximum Donation?

The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum donation limit. Donations are tax-deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only.

How Much Of The Donation Will Go To The Nonprofit?

100% of your donation is tax-deductable. Nonprofit organizations will receive over 95% of your donation. The 4.9% deducted covers the Razoo platform cost and credit card fees. There is no fee to the nonprofit to participate in Valley Gives.

Which Nonprofits Can Participate?

To participate, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must be based in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts (Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties) AND primarily serve the community in the region. If an organization does not meet both of these criteria, they must fund and manage ongoing programs in these three counties.

For an organization to participate, they first must register with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. To do so, please visit the Nonprofit Toolkit or email valleygives[at]communityfoundation.org with questions.

Is There A Limit To The Amount An Organization Can Receive On Valley Gives On 12.12.13?

There is no maximum to the amount an organization may receive.

Are Matching Gifts Accepted?

A donor may apply for a matching grant from their employer if eligible, but only gifts made on Valley Gives day will count towards totals. Matching grants will not be included in that amount.

Can An Organization Track Donations?

Organizations can track donations in real-time and have access to donor names and contact information, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous contribution. As host of Valley Gives, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will receive a list of the cities and zip codes of donors who participated in Valley Gives 2013. This information is used solely to evaluate the success of Valley Gives and to help in planning for Valley Gives 2014.The Community Foundation or partner organizations will not collect Valley Gives donor information.

What Is A Unique Donor?

A unique donor is identified by their unique email address entered at the time of the donation transaction. If you donate to the same nonprofit multiple times, you will be counted as a unique donor for the first donation transaction. If you plan to donate to multiple organizations you will be counted as unique for the first donation to each organization page based on the entered email address.

The Fine Print.

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts [The Foundation], in consultation with the partner organizations, can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Foundation Trustees, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of western Massachusetts . As such, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Foundation Trustees, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.

How it Worked

On 12.12.13 from 12 am until 11:59 pm people who love Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties of western Massachusetts came together to support nonprofits in our region. Donors went online, connected with causes they care about, and made tax-deductible gifts. The nonprofits received mission–critical funds and many won cash awards. Thanks for making our second Valley Gives such a great success!

Thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors who made Valley Gives possible. You have set a shining example for our region and have made this a better place to live and work. Special thanks are dedicated to Paul Doherty and Al Griggs who have inspired us all to live more generous lives.

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Golden Ticket

Time Donor Winning Cause Prize
11:00pm M morales wolk FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARIES INC
Donation by Michele Morales
$1200.00
10:00pm phyllis nahman MUSEUM OF OUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
Donation by phyllis nahman
$1200.00
09:00pm Michelle Burgess SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center
Donation by Michelle Burgess
$1200.00
08:00pm sheila j. blum American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter
Donation by sheila j
$1200.00
07:00pm Laurie Sanders HILLTOWN LAND TRUST INC
Donation by Laurie Sanders
$1200.00
06:00pm Julie Bermant THE LITERACY PROJECT INC
Donation by Julie Bermant
$1200.00
05:00pm Keith Desroches RIVER VALLEY COUNSELING CENTER INC
Donation by Keith Desroches
$1200.00
04:00pm Karen Stefanelli CHICOPEE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION INC
Donation by Karen Stefanelli
$1200.00
03:00pm Robert J Perry Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
Donation by Robert J Perry
$1200.00
02:00pm Ellen Grobman Family Outreach of Amherst
Donation by Ellen Grobman
$1200.00
01:00pm justin m pelis STAVROS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING INC
Donation by justin m pelis
$1200.00
12:00pm Sylvia Abar BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER WESTFIELD
Donation by Sylvia Abar
$1200.00
11:00am Margot E Glass Northampton Community Rowing
Donation by Margot E
$1200.00
10:00am Cynthia G. Simison THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC
Donation by Cynthia Simison
$1200.00

For Power Hour Winners go to the Valley Gives Blog Here

In Partnership with

The Community Foundation has been joined by the leading funding organizations in western Massachusetts to create Valley Gives and support our mutual goals of promoting philanthropy and increasing support for the important work the nonprofits of the region undertake each day.

About My Donation

All donations made on valleygives.razoo.com are made to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to qualified charitable organizations. It is Razoo Foundation’s normal practice to regrant 95.1% of its contribution to the qualifying organization as advised by the donor, retaining 4.9% for Razoo Foundation’s expenses (including credit card transaction costs). 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted as a charitable contribution to Razoo Foundation, advised for regrant to your chosen charity.


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