Donor FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Donors

What is North Platte Giving Day?
North Platte Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event during which people can help favorite community causes in North Platte and Lincoln County, Nebraska.  North Platte Giving Day is hosted by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

When is North Platte Giving Day?
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from midnight to midnight CT


Who can donate?
Anyone with a credit card or debit card and access to the internet can participate.  Also, donors may drop off checks at Giving Sites.


What cards are accepted online?
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations are accepted through the website.


Where are the Giving Sites in North Platte for donation checks on Giving Day?
Catholic Schools Endowment Trust, 601 S Tabor Av (8 am to 4 pm), Prairie Arts Center, 416 N Jeffers St (9 am to 6:30 pm), Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, 121 N Dewey St-Suite 112 (9 am to 5 pm), Senior Center/RSVP, 900 E Tenth St (8 am to 4 pm), U-Save Pharmacy, 211 W Leota St (9 am to 8 pm).


Is there a minimum gift?  Maximum gift?  More than one gift?
The minimum donation accepted is $20 to any of the participating community nonprofit organizations or causes.  There is no maximum gift.  You may donate to as many participating nonprofit organizations as you wish.


Are donations tax deductible?
Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent allowed by law.

How will I be recognized as a Donor?
You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt from Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation for an online donation.  If you donate by check, you will receive a thank you and tax receipt later in May.  Unless anonymity is requested, most nonprofit organizations also will thank you for making a donation to help them.

How will online donations be reported on my credit card statement?
Your credit card statement will read: Mid-Neb Community Foundation. 


May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?
Each Giving Day gift is considered an unrestricted charitable contribution and will be disbursed to the nonprofit organization or cause that you specify.  As charitable contributions, no goods or services may be received by the donor in exchange for donations.


How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?
Participating nonprofit organizations will receive the full value of each donation.  Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and an anonymous donor are covering all transaction processing and credit card fees.  


Can I make my donation over the phone?
You may contribute over the phone if your "Smart" phone allows you to make a credit card donation online. 

Is my donation tax-deductible? How do I get a copy of my receipt?
All donations are fully tax-deductible and irrevocable donations to Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, that will disburse donations to the nonprofit organizations specified by donors.

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation will provide an electronic receipt at the time of each online donation via email. The e-mail you receive is a record of donation for income purposes.  You may want to print out a copy of your email receipt for your income files.


What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit on the website?
If you can't find your favorite nonprofit on our website, they may not be participating currently. 

How are North Platte Giving Day donations made online processed?
Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation is partnering with its Giving Day online technology partner, CiviCore, and credit card payment processors to handle the transacting and processing of funds donated through the website. 

Is my donation safe and secure?
The website is powered by CiviCore and is a secure PCI-Level 1 compliant site for donating to your favorite charities.

When will a charity receive my donation?
Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation will make payments to each nonprofit organization in four to six weeks following Giving Day after all transactions have been verified and accounting has been finished.

Will my specified nonprofit organization get information about me?
Unless anonymity is specifically requested, donation amounts and donor information will be forwarded to specified nonprofit organizations and your name may appear in the organization's print and electronic donor listings.  Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation does not retain credit card information and your personal data will not be shared with or sold to any outside vendors or third parties.  Your information will only be shared with the organization(s) you specified to receive your donation and will not be shared with other organizations participating in North Platte Giving Day.


If I have questions while making my donation who can I contact? or 308-534-3315