The "cover my transaction fee" option allows you to donate money to offset the processing fee VISA, Mastercard etc. charge us for each credit card transaction on indygive.com. Normally those costs are covered by Give! and a few generous underwriters, but with a goal of raising $1 million this year, that's $30,000 in fees! It's a nice way of supporting Give! directly if you like what we do for nonprofits in Colorado Springs, but it's by no means obligatory or expected. Either way, we appreciate your support of our 59 participating organizations!
Thanks for giving us your birth year. There is a special matching grant available to the organization in each category that garners the most donations from folks in their 20's and 30's. One of the big focuses of this campaign is to encourage younger citizens to become more active donors.
To reach our $1 million goal, the community needs to raise at least $678,000 by midnight on Dec. 31, 2013.