A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GIVE65 and why should I give?

GIVE65, a program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, is an online, charitable giving platform aimed at inspiring greater giving to nonprofits serving seniors. Programs like GIVE65 are important because as the senior population grows, nonprofits need financial support to help maintain and grow the programs and services that give seniors hope. Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is proud to present GIVE65 in collaboration with generous sponsors. back to top

Will my donation be tax deductible?

In the United States, your donation is tax deductible. Your donation to the designated fundraising project is 100 percent tax deductible. Upon completion of the online donation form, your credit card will be processed and Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will provide you an email receipt for tax purposes. By submitting the online donation form, you consent to receive an email from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation confirming receipt and processing of your donation. Please consult with your tax or other financial advisor as to the applicable tax treatment of any donation that you elect to make via GIVE65.  back to top

How much of my donation will benefit the GIVE65 project I choose?

GIVE65 partnering nonprofits participating on the GIVE65 site will receive approximately 90 per cent of the donations designated to their respective fundraising project. Home Instead Senior Care Foundation reinvests 8 percent of the donations received in technology, marketing and awareness activities for the GIVE65 site. An additional 2.2 percent of each donation accounts for third-party credit card processing fees and will also be deducted from each donation. back to top

How can I make a donation?

You can make a secure, online credit card donation at GIVE65.org by selecting the GIVE65 project you wish to support with your charitable donation and clicking "Donate" to begin the confirmation and checkout process. back to top

Is there a minimum amount I should donate?

Yes, while all donations are welcomed, the minimum amount required to donate to any featured GIVE65 project is $10. There is no maximum donation amount. back to top

Is my credit card information secure and protected?

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation currently utilizes the services of CiviCore to provide the secure online donation platform that hosts GIVE65. CiviCore's services adhere to industry best practices to help ensure donor information is protected in a safe and secure online setting. back to top

Can I give to more than one organization?

Yes, you are welcomed to make a donation to as many GIVE65 projects featured on the site as you wish. There is a shopping cart checkout feature on the site that allows you to do this. Simply add to your cart the GIVE65 projects you choose to support and then proceed to the checkout. back to top

How were the nonprofits selected for GIVE65?

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation makes all decisions related to a nonprofit's participation on the site through an online application process. The Foundation's Board of Directors makes all funding decisions related to matching grants and selecting the organizations fortunate to receive any matching grant funding. back to top

What are the credit card processing fees?

When you donate through the GIVE65 site, a third-party credit card processor charge fee is applied to each gift. To account for this fee, 2.2 per cent is deducted from each online donation. back to top

Can I mail in my donations or share my credit card information with someone over the phone?

No, all donations for any crowd-fundraising project featured on the GIVE65 site will only be accepted using this secure site. back to top

Can my donation be refunded?

No, a refund is not possible. Each donation is irrevocable. back to top

Can my donation be given anonymously?

Yes, you can give anonymously. When making your online donation, you can indicate that you wish to remain anonymous and your request will be honored. back to top

Will I receive solicitations from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation?

No, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has no plans to solicit the donors participating on the GIVE65 site unless the donor has given the Foundation explicit permission to do so. back to top

When will the nonprofit receive the money raised through GIVE65?

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will distribute any funds raised, and any matching grants and any financial rewards awarded to participating nonprofits on either of the following dates, as applicable: August 31, for such funds raised and such matching grants and financial rewards awarded during the immediately preceding timeframe of January 1 - July 31, or January 31, for such funds raised and such matching grants and financial rewards awarded during the immediately preceding timeframe of August 1 through December 31. back to top

What is a Hope Page and how do I create one?

GIVE65 Hope Pages is a new tool for this year's GIVE65 Event! It allows you to raise even more money for your local senior-focused nonprofit during the GIVE65 Event! By creating a GIVE65 Hope Page, you can make a personalized appeal by sharing your GIVE65 Hope Page URL on social media and in email messages with those who know you and are more likely to make a donation because you encouraged them to do so. 

All funds raised through your personalized GIVE65 Hope Page will support the local senior-focused nonprofit you are collaborating with. 

If you are interested in creating a GIVE65 Hope Page, please contact Ashley McGrain at Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. back to top