the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
is partnering with Facebook to match up to $2 million in donations to US non-profits.
Facebook is also waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday. Make the most of this matching opportunity and visit the Or Chadash Facebook page on Tuesday, November 28th to make your donation!
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the US and in countries around the world. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising on their behalf.
What is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also known as the Gates Foundation, is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. Last year, on #GivingTuesday, the Foundation pledged to match $500,000 in donations through Facebook. When that amount was met within hours, they increased their pledge to $900,000. This year, they’ve pledged $2 million.
Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on November 28th will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST (5:00 a.m. PST).
Facebook will waive fees for donations to nonprofits for the entire day (11/28), regardless of when the match runs out. The fee waive will run from 12:00 a.m. EST to 11:59 p.m. Hawaii UTC.
Up to $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button can be matched. Up to $50,000 per nonprofit button can be matched. All matched funds will be paid out to nonprofits through Network for Good’s donor advised fund within 75 days of #GivingTuesday.