Rules and Eligibility Requirements for Prizes
Participation: Any individual may donate. Donations made through www.kygives.org to nonprofit organizations and registered public schools are 100% tax deductible and irrevocable. Donations will not be refunded. Contributions may only be made via credit card, debit card, or ACH checking account. Donations made by check may be entered by the organization “offline” and will count toward the organization’s page total and the overall event total, but will NOT count toward leaderboard prizes.
The minimum donation on www.kygives.org is $5.00. There is no maximum donation for Kentucky Gives Day.
Kentucky Gives Day prizes will be calculated by gifts made online by credit card or ACH checking account from 12:00am through 11:59pm EST, May 14, 2019. Again, all prize windows are based on Eastern Standard Time.
Prizes will be tracked and listed throughout the day on kygives.org; however, regardless of listing or announcements made on the day, all prizes are subject to verification after the event concludes and may be reversed up to 30 days after the event.
A prize calculated by counting the number of unique donors to an organization over a period of time defines a unique or distinct donor as a single individual or entity that made his/her donation online via the kygives.org website and is identified via a unique email address. For purposes of awarding prizes, multiple donations from one donor to the same nonprofit will count as one gift (and thus he/she/it will count as one unique donor).
Nonprofits may not win more than one prize in the Leaderboard or Golden Ticket category, but can win one prize in each category and are also eligible for all prizes in the special prize category.
Nonprofits are limited to one KNN Leaderboard prize. If an organization qualifies for a prize on each of the two Leaderboards, they will receive the larger of the two prize amounts and the next qualifying organization will move up. A nonprofit eligible for a regional Leaderboard is also eligible for a KNN Leaderboard prize.
Nonprofits are limited to one Golden Ticket prize. Golden Tickets are based on budget size and will use the budget size information provided by the organization at the time of registration and confirmed via KNN membership records and/or IRS Form 990 information.
Dollars raised prior to May 14 (May 1-May 13) and offline donations (checks entered by you) will show in your organization’s overall total dollars raised and the Kentucky Gives Day totals, however ONLY ONLINE GIFTS VIA CREDIT CARD FROM 12:00AM - 11:59PM EST ON MAY 14 WILL COUNT TOWARD PRIZES.
Prizes will be mailed prior to June 30, 2019.
While offline donations are permitted, Kentucky Gives Day is an ONLINE giving event and prizes are awarded to recognize this unique aspect of the event. Any participating organization found to accept checks from donors and enter them online with their organization’s credit card (or any similar actions), will be prohibited from receiving prizes – such actions violate the spirit of Kentucky Gives Day.