The annual Idaho Gives, a day of online giving, lets donors support a range of causes and organizations across the state.
Beginning at midnight May 7, the donation website is open for 24 hours – until 11:59 p.m. Follow the progress and get updates through the day at IdahoStatesman.com.
The minimum giving level is $10, pledged via credit or debit card. Donors can search online for their favorite causes by organization, keywords or location. Categories include health and human services, arts and culture, children and families, parks and more.
One hundred percent of donations are tax-deductible for donors. Organizations receive 92 percent of donations. The remainder goes for the technology platform, bank fees and promotions. Donors can pay more to cover fees if they wish.
This year, more than 675 organizations are participating in Idaho Gives. In addition to donations from the public, participating nonprofits will compete for a share of the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s $55,000 awards pool. The Center will give cash awards to the top 10 nonprofits (in three size categories) based on the numbers of donors. The Idaho Gives website is updated all day so donors can see how their favorites are faring.
Last year, Idaho Gives raised more than $750,000 from more than 7,500 donors.
Here is a brief sampling of Idaho Gives happenings near you. Note: This list is not complete. Check with your favorite organization to see if they’re doing anything special.
Idaho Nonprofit Center website