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GlobalGiving Gift Cards: 100% biodegradable, tax-deductible, and guaranteed.

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Give someone the opportunity to make a difference with as little as $10. Give our new environmentally- friendly Gift Cards - the recipient chooses the cause they want to support.

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Gift Card FAQ

When will I receive my cards?
We process physical gift card orders within 3-4 business days and then ship according to your chosen shipment method. See our shipping and handling rate table for more details.

Email gift cards are sent out within minutes of your order, or if you choose a date in the future, they are scheduled to send at that time. Print at home cards are available as a PDF immediately after your purchase.

How will the cards be sent?
Orders purchased using standard shipping are sent via USPS First Class mail (orders of 21+ will be sent via UPS Ground). Priority (2 day) and Expedited orders (overnight) will be sent via FedEx or UPS depending on the number of cards ordered and the destination.

How much do the faster shipping options cost?
Priority (2 day) shipping costs an additional $15 per address, and expedited shipping is an additional $25 per address. For full details, see our shipping and handling rate table.

Is the card really biodegradable?
Yes, the card will break down into environmentally-friendly compounds once it's thrown away. The card won't break down in normal use, though and is designed to decompose in natural compounds like water and carbon dioxide. Depending on the environmental conditions, it will take between nine months and five years to fully biodegrate.

Is the card tax deductible?
Absolutely. When you purchase a GlobalGiving Gift Card, 100% of the purchase price is tax deductible. If you pay for expedited shipping, however, these charges are not eligible for a tax deduction. This will be broken out the receipt.

What happens when the card expires?
Upon expiration of the card, any remaining value will be used either to support GlobalGiving projects through the GlobalGiving Matching Fund, or to provide training, capacity building and support for GlobalGiving grantees through the Pulling for the Underdog Fund.

How many can I order?
As many as you want, although online orders are limited to $10,000 per transaction. If you need more cards or wish to order a custom card, call us at (202) 232-5784 (custom cards require 2-3 weeks production time.)

How is the card sent?
Orders of up to five cards are sent in a white "invitation-sized" GlobalGiving envelope. Larger envelopes are sent in a 8.5 x 11" shipping envelope (orders sent via FedEx or UPS may use their shipping envelopes.)

If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.

For other questions, please visit our general FAQ.

GlobalGiving Gift Cards - General Information

Gift Cards enable anyone to "give" the gift of giving to a friend, colleague, or loved one. With a Gift Card, you decide how much you'd like to give, and the recipient gets the Gift Card via "snail mail." The recipient can then browse all the projects on www.globalgiving.org and "spend" the Gift Card by directing the donation to the project of his/her choice.

Terms & Conditions

Gift cards can be purchased using a credit/debit card or PayPal. We are unable to accept checks to pay for Gift Cards at this time. Gift cards are 100% tax deductible for the purchaser, but redeeming a Gift Card is not a tax-deductible event.

Gift cards may be purchased in any even-dollar amount (minimum $10).

Upon redeeming the card, the recipient can make a donation greater than the amount of the Gift Card, and pay for the balance using his/her own credit card/PayPal account (please note that the minimum "added" donation must be at least US $10).

The Gift Card must be applied in full assuming it is equal to/less than the amount being donated (i.e. recipient cannot elect to use only part of the Gift Card UNLESS the donation is less than the amount of the Gift Card).

Unless otherwise specified, the Gift Card is valid for one year from date of purchase. Upon expiration of the card, any remaining value will be used either to support GlobalGiving projects through the GlobalGiving Matching Fund, or to provide training, capacity building and support for GlobalGiving grantees through the Pulling for the Underdog Fund. Nothing of value is being held in trust for the benefit of the card holder.

GlobalGiving Guaranteed applies to recipients/redeemers, but not purchasers, of Gift Certificates/Gift Cards. Donors who make contributions "in honor of" someone else are also eligible to redeem the guarantee.

Shipping Rates

Orders are processed within 3-4 business days and are then shipped out via First class, two day, or overnight mail. If you need your Gift Cards immediately, consider sending an e-card, or choose the "print at home" option.

Standard Shipping – FREE (7-10 days total) – 3-4 Days Printing + USPS First Class Mail; no order tracking available
Priority Shipping – $15 (5-6 days total) – 3-4 Days Printing + FedEx 2 day delivery
Express Shipping – $25 (4-5 days total) – 3-4 Days Printing + Overnight delivery