Q. What is Give Where You Live Collier?
Give Where You Live Collier is Collier-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy on February 15, 2023, for 37 selected nonprofit agencies in our community through online giving. These 37 nonprofit agencies focus on the areas of basic needs and education.
Q. When does Give Where You Live Collier take place?
Give Where You Live Collier takes place during the 24-hours starting on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon) and ending on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon).
Q. How did the 37 Collier nonprofits get involved?
Give Where You Live Collier serves as a platform for donors to learn about and give to 37 participating nonprofits, serving basic and education needs in our community. They were chosen by the Collier Community Foundation and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
To participate, each of the nonprofits must have a profile in the Collier Community Foundation's NONPROFIT DIRECTORY and be:
- A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization
- Headquartered or providing services in Collier County
- Serving the basic needs or educational needs of the Collier County community.
- Registered with the Secretary of State with a valid Certificate of Registration and be in good standing.
Q. How do I search for nonprofits?
You can go to the homepage and search for one or more of the nonprofits that you would like to support. After selecting a nonprofit, click on the "Donate Now" button. Although GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org features 37 selected Collier County nonprofits, residents from any location who have Internet access can donate online.
Q. What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit?
37 nonprofits working in the areas of basic needs and education were invited to participate in Give Where You Live Collier. Visit GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org to see a drop-down menu of those eligible nonprofits.
Q. How do I make a donation?
You can go to the homepage and search for one or more of the nonprofits that you would like to support. After selecting a nonprofit, click on the "Donate" button. Although GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org features 37 selected Collier County nonprofits, residents from any location who have Internet access can donate online.
Q. Must all donations be made through GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org or the Collier Community Foundation?
Yes. Give Where You Live Collier promotes online giving and GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org is the platform for individual donors to give to the 37 participating nonprofits.
Any donation checks should be made payable to the Collier Community Foundation and delivered to the Community Foundation offices at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34108 during the Give Where You Live Collier event – February 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon) to February 16, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon). Donors should provide the name of the nonprofit they wish to support and should note Give Where You Live (GWYL) in the memo line. Checks must be dated February 15, 2023, or February 16, 2023.
Q. What payment methods can I use?
You do not need to create an account on GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org to donate. You can donate with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express), mobile pay, or by ACH. Please note these are the only forms of payment available on GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org. Also note that there is a minimum of $100 for ACH payments and they must be made in USD and using a US Bank Account. Fees for these methods are as follows:
Credit card & mobile Pay:
3% Platform fee
2.5% + $0.30 per transaction CC processing fee
Minimum donation: $5
3% Platform fee
$3.00 flat per transaction ACH processing fee
Minimum donation: $100
Gifts from your donor advised fund outside the Community Foundation will be accepted if that check is received by hand, via messenger, via US mail, as a wire transfer or by other carriers (i.e., FedEx) on or before the 24-hour period from Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon) to Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 12:00 pm (noon). If you intend to make a gift from your donor advised fund at the Collier Community Foundation, please contact Dawn Grundeman at 239.649.5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 9, 2023.
Stock gifts are also accepted, but the transfer must be received on or before 12:00 pm (noon) to February 16, 2023. If you intend to make a stock gift or wire transfer to Give Where You Live Collier, please contact Wendy Ponting at 239.649.5000 or email@example.com no later than February 1, 2023, or sooner than that if it is a mutual fund.
Donors who wish to donate to Give Where You Live Collier by check, must hand-deliver that check to the Collier Community Foundation at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34103 on February 15, 2023, between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm or on February 16, 2023, between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm (noon). Donors should provide the name of the nonprofit they wish to support and should note Give Where You Live (GWYL) in the memo line. Checks must be dated February 15, 2023, or February 16, 2023.
Q. What is the minimum donation?
You can make a donation as small as $10.
Q. Is there a maximum donation amount?
No. Your maximum donation is controlled by your banking institution. If you plan to make a large online donation on February 15, 2023, or February 16, 2023, we recommend you notify your credit card company in advance. This will help ensure that the gift will not be blocked by your credit card company's fraud filters.
Q. Will there be fees on donations made through GiveWhereYouLiveCollier.org on February 15-16, 2023?
Yes. Both GiveGab (online platform) and the credit card payment processor charge processing fees when donors make online gifts to nonprofit organizations. Normally, a percentage of each donation helps to cover these fees. However, this year’s event will give you the option of covering the fees, which will mean more money in the agencies' pockets. GiveGab retains a 3% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30. Donors are given the option to cover these fees and in past years 60% of them have. If they cover the processing fees, 100% of their intended online charitable gift will go to your organization.
Q. Is there a match on my donation?
Yes. The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation have partnered to create a $500,000 Matching Fund. The match begins with a guaranteed match up to $2,500 for all participating NPOs that raise at least $10,000. After that, a proportionate share of the remaining match money is used towards any amount raised over $2,500. The match is calculated after any credit card transaction fees are deducted from your donation.
Q. How will I receive acknowledgement of my gift?
All gifts made during Give Where You Live Collier on www.givewhereyoulivecollier.org
are processed by Stripe, a service that facilitates online donations. The
“Collier Community Foundation” will appear as the vendor next to the
charge on your credit card statement. Donors will also receive an email
for tax purposes – you will NOT receive a receipt from the nonprofit. The
nonprofits do receive the contact information of all donors and may send thank
you letters unless you ask to remain anonymous (an option during
Please keep in mind that the Collier Community Foundation has exclusive legal control of the assets contributed, so your tax receipt will come from the Community Foundation of Collier County.
Q. Is there a donation deadline?
Q. Can I donate to multiple nonprofits during Give Where You Live Collier?Yes. After clicking the Donate button for one organization, click the "Add to cart" button. Then click the "Add another organization" button to add other organizations to your donation form. When you are finished adding donations, press the "Next" button to continue with the donation process. You may also choose to use the "Gift Basket" by clicking on the icon on an organization's profile page. The cart holds your selections while you explore more nonprofits and will automatically generate a multi-give donation form with all your donations at once when you are ready to check out by clicking again on the Gift Basket icon anywhere on the website.
Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts program?
If your employer will be matching your contribution, please ask your employer to send the matching funds directly to the appropriate nonprofit(s) and not to the Community Foundation.
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
*Any donations processed outside of the Giving Day Period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: info.givegab.com/pricing.