GiveBIG Frequently Asked Questions

Our Growing Effort. NEST is now 175 members and 220 volunteers strong. With a monthly average of over 600 volunteer hours, 140+ rides and 24 programs, we can rest assured that the NEST is working. If our current rate of growth continues, this time next year we can expect to have 250 members, 350 volunteers, and be coordinating 200 rides each month.

Help keep NEST personal AND ensure no one in
Northeast Seattle grows older alone.

GiveBIG is all about making giving easy and fun. If you choose to make your tax-deductible donation on Tuesday, May 3rd, the NEST board of directors will stretch your gift by 50%, for a total stretch of up to $6,000. The Seattle Foundation will also stretch your gift from their pool of over $1 million from community donors. Here’s how you can participate.

On May 3rd you can donate….

  1. Online by clicking here. Worried you might forget? You can schedule your donation beginning Monday, April 18th!
  2. With help from the NEST office. Call (206) 525-6378.
  3. In-person at our GiveBIG Community Open House 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the NEST Office, 5751 33rd Avenue NE.

GiveBIG open house

GiveBIG Frequently Asked Questions

How does GiveBIG work?
from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3rd, GiveBIG is a day when the Seattle foundation stretches donations to nonprofits in our city.  All donations made to NEST through The Seattle Foundation’s website on GiveBIG will receive a percentage of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool.

Can I schedule my donation ahead of time?
Yes! For the first year, you can schedule your donation starting on April 18th. After you schedule a gift, you will receive a confirmation that your gift has been scheduled. All transactions will be processed on May 3 and at that time you will receive your transactional email receipt.

What is the size of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool?
The stretch pool for all participating nonprofits in 2015 was over $1 million, thanks to contributions by generous local companies, individual donors and Seattle Foundation.

Do all donations qualify for GiveBIG “stretch” dollars?
The Seattle Foundation will “stretch” all donations up to $2,500 per donor, per organization. The reason that The Seattle Foundation limits the amount that qualifies for the stretch pool is to help these funds go further for organizations that rely on smaller donations.

Forms of Payment
Donations made to GiveBIG through the Seattle Foundation website require a credit card. If you do not have internet access or would like assistance making the payment with your credit card, please call the NEST Office at 206-525-6378. Your gift to NEST is welcome in any form, cash, check or by credit card. Should you wish to donate to NEST on May 3 by cash or check, stop by our Open House from 3-6 pm or mail in your donation to PO Box 51009, Seattle, WA 98115.

What is a Golden Ticket?
A Golden Ticket is an opportunity for a nonprofit organization to receive an additional $1,000 on GiveBIG day. Throughout the day on May 3, donors will be chosen at random from the online donations made through www.seattlefoundation.org to have an additional $1,000 given to the nonprofit that received their donation. Golden Tickets are not part of the stretch pool and are in addition to any portion of the stretch pool an organization receives.

Tax Receipt
All individuals who donate on or before May 3 through the Seattle Foundation will receive a tax receipt via email immediately after their donation is processed.

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