The matching period will begin on September 14, 2015 at 9:00 am EDT and continue through October 12, 2015 at 23:59 EDT, or until funds are depleted.
There are $100,000 matching funds available in total from proceeds collected from the sale of Animal Planet and R.O.A.R. consumer products.
Only the projects on the R.O.A.R. Leaderboard are eligible for matching funds and/or participation in the campaign.
Matching funds are limited to $10,000 per donor per project.
A donor may give up to $10,000 to any eligible projects during the campaign and have his/her donation matched for each project.
If a donor gives more than $10,000 to any eligible project, only the first $10,000 will be matched.
In addition to the matching funds, participating projects will be eligible for the following prizes:
$4,000 for the project with the highest dollar amount raised between September 14, 2015 (09:00 EDT) and October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT).
$4,000 for the project with the highest number of unique donors between September 14, 2015 (09:00 EDT) and October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT).
$4,000 for the project driving the most traffic to the campaign between September 14, 2015 (09:00 EDT) and October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT).
$4,000 for the “Loudest R.O.A.R.” (Judges’ choice for overall participation and efforts.)
$4,000 for the “Fan Favorite,” as determined by consumers via a poll implemented by Animal Planet on www.animalplanet.com/roar between September 14, 2015 (09:00 EDT) and October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT).
We will update the R.O.A.R. Leaderboard with real time ranking for applicable prizes (highest dollar amount raised and highest number of unique donors), and the remaining prizes (most traffic driven, Loudest R.O.A.R., and Fan Favorite) will be applied after the matching period closes.
Online donations will be accepted from September 14, 2015 (09:00 EDT) through October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT). Unfortunately, we are not able to accept cash donations. While we can accept check donations, check donations will not be eligible for matching funds due to the time lag in receiving and depositing funds via check.
Online donations are considered unique if they are made from separate email addresses. The same credit card may be used for multiple online donations if multiple donors in a single household or unit wish to contribute. Please note that GlobalGiving will be moderating this in the background and reserves the right to disqualify any attempts of misconduct.
Fulfillment fee for donations: GlobalGiving charges a 15% fulfillment fee on donations but works to keep the fees you pay as low as possible while providing you great services and resources. The fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps cover the costs we incur to promote organizations and projects, provide them with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors. With our add-on option, we also offer the donor the opportunity to make an additional donation to cover the fee so organizations receive 100% of the donations intended for their projects. Fulfillment fees associated with R.O.A.R. matching funds will be 10% instead.
Please note that GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the adjudication of unique donors and final results of the R.O.A.R. Challenge.