Here in the office we're hard at work,
but this time of year it's hard not
to have fun counting down the days,
hours, minutes and seconds till the
Kitsap Great Give! We're racing to see who can get to the
Stillwaters Great Give Giving Page
faster, and of course we have our
Earth Day Happy Hour at Downpour
to plan... stay tuned!
As exciting as it is to have donations matched by sponsors during the Kitsap Great Give, we do know that online giving can be stressful, and if you're like me, the whole idea of the Kitsap Great Give is new!
Here are the answers to some
FrequentlyAskedQuestionsso you, too, feel prepared and you can join in the fun and anticipation of the Big Day!
The Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation to celebrate Kitsap's spirit of generosity and to recognize the work of our community's nonprofits. Read more here.
Is my gift safe and secure?
Yes. The Great Give website is powered by Momentus,
a secure PCI-Level 1 compliant site for donation.
Your personal information is protected when you donate through this platform,
and it is the policy of both Momentus & Kitsap Community Foundation
to never sell your information to any third-party.
Will GREAT GIVE accept any "offline" donations?
"Offline" donations can be made by check.
- Checks must be made payable to Kitsap Community Foundation
- Please indicate clearly on the check's memo line that the donation donation is for Stillwaters Enviornmental Center
To qualify for donor matching, checks must be received in the office of the Kitsap Community Foundation no later than two weeks after Tuesday, April 23 (May 7).
- KITSAP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
9657 Levin Road, NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
ATTN: Great Give
- KITSAP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Is there a minimum or maximum online donation with GREAT GIVE?
The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation.
Only donations of $10,000 and below will receive a portion of the bonus funds.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Donations made through the Kitsap Great Give are 100% tax deductible.
You will immediately receive an email confirming the deduction from
the Kitsap Community Foundation. Please save this email for your records.
By selecting Stillwaters to receive your donation, your gift goes directly to us.
We look forward to thanking you ourselves just as soon as we receive word!
Does it cost ME anything to give on the Stillwaters Great Give page?
There is no fee to you as a donor. You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt for 100% of your donation. There are standard credit card and management fees associated with the platform. These are charged to Stillwaters, so they will be withheld from our final disbursement. However, matching funds are expected to more than offset the transaction fees.
How much of MY donation goes to Stillwaters?
Kitsap Community Foundation does NOT take a portion of your donation.
All of your donation to Stillwaters during Great Give goes to Stillwaters. Processing fees will be approximately 5.2%...Kitsap Community Foundation has negotiated the lowest possible rates for the nonprofits who participate.
You may choose to cover the processing fees for Stillwaters. Just make sure the box at the bottom of the transaction is checked.
Your donation will receive a pro-rated match from the Great Give bonus pool. This match could increase each donation by 10% to 20%.
Does the Kitsap Community Foundation receive any portion MY donation?
NO! The Kitsap Community Foundation does not receive any of the donations you make during Great Give. Kitsap Community Foundation is a participating nonprofit, just like Stillwaters. It just so happens that Kitsap Community Foundation and the United Way are presenting sponsors. And Stillwaters is so grateful!
What is the bonus pool and prize structure?
Kitsap Community Foundation is working to secure funds for a bonus pool and prize money from several community partners.The bonus pool will be shared by all participating nonprofits that receive donations during the Kitsap Great Give. In 2018, Great Give raised over $179,000 in matching funds (the bonus pool) which was proportionally shared among participating nonprofits.
- The exact amount of the bonus pool Stillwaters receives will ultimately be based on the percentage of overall funds for the event that we are able to raise.
- If Stillwaters raises 3% of the total funds raised during Great Give, we will receive 3% of the match.
- Donations to Stillwaters will qualify for the match up to a $10,000 limit to prevent substantial donations from skewing the allocation of matching funds. Wouldn't that be a nice roadblock to encounter!!
Beyond a donation, how can I support Stillwaters through GREAT GIVE?
Tell your people! Get Set! Read more about the creative ways you can make a big difference during Great Give... and let us know if you think of others!
I have a donor advised fund at the Kitsap Community Foundation.
Can I use it for the Kitsap Great Give?
Yes, but donations using a Kitsap Community Foundation donor-advised fund must be submitted by April 17, 2019. Donations made via a KCF donor-advised fund will not be subject to the processing fees.
How will I be recognized as a donor?
You will receive an immediate thank you and your tax receipt from the Kitsap Community Foundation. Your receipt will indicate that your gift goes to Stillwaters. We will thank you, too. You can choose to make an anonymous donation if you prefer. Anonymous donors will receive a tax receipt, but will not receive a thank you from Stillwaters. You will remain a mystery to us.
Kinda like the Estuary Fairy.
Can I give to more than one organization?
YES! You may make donations to as many participating organizations as you'd like in a single transaction. Simply complete your Stillwaters donation and you can browse and donate to other organizations with a simple click.