Do donations made by individuals through a business, foundation or donor advised fund count?

This is a campaign focused on gifts from individuals. We understand that individuals sometimes want to give through a business, family foundation, donor advised funds or other vehicle. These donations will be eligible for the match if they can reasonably be seen as coming from individuals supporting your work. This is verified by your ability to name the individual donor and verify that the entity does not receive anything of monetary value in return. If the business receives acknowledgment or advertisement that is characteristically different than what other individual donors receive, it cannot be matched.

We ask that you use your best judgment. A gift from a family foundation where the family is directing the gift — as opposed to staff —would be eligible, for example. A gift from an individual who chooses to make their donation through their business would likewise be eligible. Gifts from donor advised funds are eligible.

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