GivingTuesday began in 2012 as a grassroots movement to inspire people to give their time, talents, and finances to support causes and nonprofits they believe in. The movement quickly grew into a global effort, with millions of people around the world participating.
The heart behind GivingTuesday is to unite people around a holiday centered on giving back during the season of consumerism and shopping (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Since 2012, GivingTuesday efforts raised over $1 billion online in the United States alone! In 2018, nonprofits, schools, and organizations raised over $380 million online.
Facebook matches donations on GivingTuesday dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until the $7 million match is met. Facebook will match up to a total of $100,000 per nonprofit organization and covers all processing fees for donations made on Facebook to charitable organizations.
You can use any of the following payment methods to make donations on Facebook: Credit cards, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa, PayPal.
After you make a donation, you’ll receive an email confirmation to the primary email listed on your Facebook account. The email receipt shows that you’ve made this donation as a charitable contribution and that you’re not receiving any goods or services in return. As tax laws vary by state and by country, please consult a tax professional regarding the deductibility of your donation.