Erie Gives Day 2020
Tue, Aug 11, 2020-Tue, Aug 11, 2020

On Tuesday August 11th from 8am-8pm, the Erie Community Foundation collects donations for your favorite non-profits for Erie Gives Day. For every donation they get, they match the amount to give back to that non-profit. 

We would like to ask you to consider the Erie Zoological Society as one of your selected non-profits for that day. This year we plan to use the Erie Gives donations to support animal care and recovery from the COVID-19 closure. Erie Gives allows the us to continue to provide the most up to date and top notch care for these animals.

If you are interested in learning more about Erie Gives Day please visit the website

*Please note: ALL donations must go through the Erie Community Foundation's website to be valid for Erie Gives Day.

*If you'd prefer to give via check please follow the instructions below. All checks must be turned in by Monday August 10th.


What you need to know:

Day and Time: The event takes place on August 11th. You have 12 hours to make your donation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

Gift Amount: The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can donate to in a transaction.

Credit Cards: Only Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The credit card processor charges a nominal fee per transaction. The Erie Community Foundation does not receive any fees. Sorry, credit card gift cards will not be accepted.

Checks: New starting in 2019, donors can write a check for their Erie Gives donation.

  • Checks must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation.
  • All check donations must be accompanied by a Check Donation Form.
  • Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 10th, 2020.

Prorated Match: The Erie Community Foundation and our sponsors will enhance donors' gifts by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit.

Your Receipt: You will receive an email receipt of your gift, which you should retain for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the appropriate organizations.

When will the Nonprofits receive your donation: The nonprofits will receive your donation, plus The Erie Community Foundation's prorated match, on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020, at our Erie Gives Check Distribution Day.