Q. What is Iowa 4-H Giving Day?

Iowa 4-H Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving day to support the Iowa 4-H Program! Join us to provide the financial support needed to help the 4-H Program continue their incredible work across the state of Iowa. Give a gift, large or small and be a part of a collective effort to strengthen your 4-H Program and better serve the youth of our state!

Q. When is Iowa 4-H Giving Day?

Iowa 4-H Giving Day Giving Day will take place 12:00PM on October 4th to 12:00PM on October 5th.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Iowa 4-H Giving Day online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.

Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations received through the website on the giving day will be matched from the bonus pool on a prorated basis. Donations via check or cash will be accepted to the 4-H Foundation office prior to October 4 to count toward the Giving Day total. To find out more, contact Teresa at tlettow@iastate.edu .

Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?

When donations are received through the website, a receipt is automatically generated for the gross amount of your gift and emailed to the address you provide. Your tax professional can advise you on the tax deductibility of the donation.

Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.

Q. What is a "unique donor"?

For the purposes of awarding prizes, a unique donor is one individual or corporation/business. Multiple donations from one donor will count as multiple gifts, but you are only counted as one donor.

Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.

Q. May I designate how you use my gift?

You may designate gifts toward one of the four Iowa 4-H Program areas or participating counties on their individual giving pages. All other donations made during the Giving Day are considered unrestricted gifts to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. However, you may express your desire that your gift be used for a specific program or project (in the notes field of the giving form).

Q. How much of my donation goes to the 4-H program that I choose to support?

GiveGab retains a 3% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of Iowa 4-H Giving Day donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.

Q. Will donations made before or after October 4, 2022 count towards the overall total dollars raised?

Each donation made to Iowa 4-H Giving Day will be counted towards the total dollars raised through Friday, October 7. However, donations made before or after October 4 will not count towards the prizes being awarded for the day.

Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.

Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.

Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit https://www.iowa4hgivingday.org on your mobile device.

Q. What are the leaderboards?

We have buckets for the four 4-H program priorities and counties that donors can designate gifts towards. As donors make gifts, the results are displayed on the leaderboards in real-time. This allows donors to see what program areas could use more funds and gifts throughout the day.

Q. How can I make my gift go further?

We’re glad you asked! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and submit the completed and signed form. We will take care of the rest.

Q. Where do the challenge funds come from?

Challenge funds were generously donated by Iowa 4-H supporting individuals and organizations. Interested in creating your own prize challenge? Contact Grant at geyoung@iastate.edu.

Q. What are other ways to get involved with Iowa 4-H Giving Day?

We would love for you to share with your network that you are supporting Iowa 4-H Giving Day! Post on social media using an image from our graphics page, and let your 4-H family and friends know about #GrowIowa4H. Spread the word and encourage others to help grow Iowa 4-H.

Q. Can I give in a different way than online during Iowa 4-H Giving Day?

Yes! To make a gift over the phone, please call the Iowa 4-H Foundation at 515-294-1537.