GlobalGiving's Italy Earthquake 6 Month Anniversary matching campaign begins at 09:00:00 a.m. EST on February 24, 2017.
The campaign will end at 23:59:59 p.m. ET on December, 31, 2017 or when funds run out, whichever comes first.
There is $50,000 USD in matching funds available.
GlobalGiving.org will be matching donations at 100%, up to $5,000 USD (approximately £4,000 GBP; exact exchange rate to be set based on the settlement value of each transaction) per individual donor per organization, while funds last. For example: a donation of $5,500 USD will receive a $5,000 USD match.
From 9:00 am August 24th to 9:00 am EDT August 25th GlobalGiving.org will be matching one-time donations at 300%, up to $5,000 USD (approximately £4,000 GBP; exact exchange rate to be set based on the settlement value of each transaction) per individual donor per organization, while funds last. For example: a donation of $5,500 USD will receive a $10,000 USD match.
New recurring donations up to $5,000 USD per month per unique donor per project will be matched an additional 100%, bringing the total match amount to 200%.
For the purposes of calculating matching amounts, donations made in other currencies will be converted to USD. Donations made in other currencies will be converted to USD. The exchange rate will be estimated at the time of the donation, but may be subject to change until the donation settles with the donor's bank or credit card. Funds will be disbursed using the exchange rate based on the settlement value of each transaction.
Active partner, leader, and superstar organizations on GlobalGiving.org are eligible to participate in the Italy Earthquake 6 Month Anniversary campaign.
Emerging organizations (Accelerator participants) are not eligible to participate in this campaign.
Projects must be supporting relief, recovery, and/or rebuilding efforts from the 2016 earthquake in central Italy.
Projects must be tagged "Disaster Recovery."
All new projects must be submitted by February 21, 2017, in order to be approved in time for inclusion in the campaign.
Project and report approvals will take up to 1-3 business days to process. Projects and reports submitted to GlobalGiving by February 21, 2017, will be processed in advance of the start of the campaign.
Only donations up to $5,000 USD (approximately £4000 GBP; exact exchange rate to be set based on the settlement value of each transaction) per unique donor per organization will be matched. Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We are monitoring these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted.
To be eligible for matching, the recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (a minimum of four donations total). For example, if you start a new recurring donation in February, it must remain active through March, April, and May.
If you change the project that you are supporting during the campaign, GlobalGiving will direct the match to the project selected when the third automatic recurring donation occurs if the project is an eligible project in the campaign - please see “Project Eligibility” terms.” If it is redirected to a project not eligible for the campaign, the additional 100% recurring donation match will not apply.
Only online donations made by credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, check, or a GlobalGiving official gift card are eligible for matching. Donations made by check or text-to-give are not eligible.
Online donations made using PayPal, Apple Pay, or credit card must be made by the account or credit card holder.
Donations made via check must be received and entered into the campaign by GlobalGiving by two days before the campaign end date (when matching funds run out) to be eligible. Please monitor the leaderboard for the status of matching funds. Checks must include the project ID number of the project participating in the campaign to be eligible. Checks may take a week to be entered into our system. Please take this timing into account when communicating to donors.
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We encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out quickly.
Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer.
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Donations will disbursed monthly as they come in. Matching funds will be disbursed in lump sum at the end of the campaign.
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The Italian Red Cross is providing aid to ongoing search and rescue services, psychological support to families, over 800 meals a day from a mobile kitchen, basic supplies like toiletries, blankets, and clothes, and some temporary shelter in Red Cross reception centers related to the 2016 earthquake in Italy.
The earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday, August 24th has claimed more than 268 lives and left hundreds of men, women and children injured. Families are still searching for relatives who remain buried under the rubble and hundreds of aftershocks continue to impact the affected area, hindering the efforts of more than 5,000 rescue workers. ActionAid is currently on the ground meeting immediate needs and facilitating the process of long term recovery, and support in the wake of this disaster.
Cittareale is a village of four hundred inhabitants severely damaged by the earthquake that hit central Italy in 2016. The project involves the construction of a new building that will house a canteen with kitchen. The canteen will be used by sixty pupils of the nursery and primary school, as well as teachers, workers and elderly dependents of Cittareale.
After the earthquake that hit central Italy last August, the Francesca Rava Foundation has been working closely with the Ministry of Education and the Civil Protection for the urgent reconstruction of long-term prefabricated schools. Thanks to the long experience in reconstruction projects in earthquake emergencies, in November, the Foundation delivered a school in Arquata del Tronto. Next goal is to build three schools in Norcia.
IBO Italia is planning three summer camps for 60 children from the affected areas in order to offer them a non formal group experience, far from their living places continously hit by earthquakes and aftershocks.
A concrete project to start from scratch and bring the communities in the areas hit by the Aug 2016 earthquake back to life again. With your help, over the next few months we intend to fund: the purchase of a fully-equipped van to sell the produce of local farms hit by the earthquake the purchase of a mobile dairy fitted out with all the equipment necessary for about 20 farmers the organization of an Earth Market (Slow Food farmer's market), purchase of a mobile shop.
IBO Italia is supporting the relief activities of FederGev Emilia Romagna in some villages affected by the earthquake. Each week, a group of 8 volunteers leave from their cities in Emilia Romagna to spend some days in supporting Civil Protection activities in the affected areas. They provide equipment and supplies and participate in the rebuilding and restoring action.