Topeka Gives Frequently Asked Questions
What is Topeka Gives? A one-day event celebrating charitable giving. The Topeka Community Foundation will provide $35,000.00 in “match” money for contributions made to support 111 different nonprofit organizations in the community.
When is Topeka Gives? From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Where is Topeka Gives? Inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall – 21st and Fairlawn.
How and where do I donate? Contributions made by check, cash or credit card will be accepted inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall at 21st and Fairlawn.
Should I bring my children with me to Topeka Gives? Yes! Many of the nonprofit organizations will have kid-friendly, hands-on activities.
Which nonprofit organizations are participating? 111 different organizations are participating. A full listing can be found at www.topekacommunityfoundation.org
Is there a minimum or maximum donation amount? There is a $25 minimum gift. Matching funds will be awarded to the first $1,000.00 of each donor’s contribution. There is a limit of 5 agencies per donor contribution.
Can I mail in my donation or make a donation on-line? No. Contributions must be made in person at Fairlawn Plaza Mall that day.
How will my gift be matched? Topeka Community Foundation is offering a $35,000.00 pro-rated match and NOT a dollar-for-dollar match. The match percentage will be calculated as: $35,000.00/Total Gifts Raised = Match Percentage for each gift. 100% of your gift plus the match will be passed on to the organization(s) selected on your contribution form.
To whom should my check be made payable? Checks should be made payable to the Topeka Community Foundation and should accompany the contribution form outlining the nonprofit organization(s) being credited with your contribution. Forms are available at www.topekacommunityfoundation.org and will be provided at the event.
Can I make a donation to more than one organization? Yes. There is a $25 minimum limit and your donation can support up to 5 organizations.
What percentage of my donation will the organization receive? 100% of your gift goes to your selected organization(s). We cannot estimate the match.
Can my gift be private? Yes, you can choose for your gift to be made anonymously.
Is my gift tax deductible? Your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.
For more information, contact the Topeka Community Foundation at 785-272-4804.