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Syrian Refugee Relief Matching Campaign Terms & Conditions


  • GlobalGiving’s Syrian Refugee Relief matching campaign begins at 09:00 a.m. EDT on July 12, 2016.
  • The campaign will end at 09:00 a.m. EDT on August 16, 2016.
  • There is $25,000 in matching funds available.
  • will be matching donations at 50%, up to $1,000 per individual donor per project.
  • will match up to $10,000 per project.
  • Matching is applied until the matching funds are used up. Be advised that matching funds might be used up before the official end of the campaign.
  • Bonus Prizes:
    • All bonus prizes will be determined at 09:00. EDT on August 16, 2016 pending GlobalGiving approval. 
    • Only projects raising at least $1,000 from at least 10 donors (excluding matching funds) during the campaign will be eligible for bonus prizes.
    • The $500 and $350 bonus prizes will be awarded to the top two projects, respectively, that generate the largest amount of money (excluding matching funds). $500 will go to the first place winner and $350 to the second place winner.
    • The $650 bonus prize will be awarded to the top project with the greatest number of unique donors.
    • If projects tie for one of the top funds raised prizes, then the project that has the most unique donors of the two will receive that bonus prize.
    • If projects tie for the most unique donors prize, then the project that has the most amount of money raised of the two will receive that bonus prize.
  • Projects must be approved and live on the website by July 8, 2016 to be eligible. Microprojects are not eligible.
  • Only donations made by unique donors per project 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. GlobalGiving reserves the right to make a final decision.
  • We encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out quickly.
  • Only online donations made by credit card, PayPal, 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 or credit card must be made by the PayPal account or credit card holder.
  • Donations made on or any GlobalGiving corporate sites including Benevity are not eligible for matching in this campaign on has a separate campaign and match funding available, so check’s leaderboard if you would like to make a matched donation through’s site.
  • Only projects listed on the leaderboard are eligible for matching.
  • Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer.
  • GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.
  • Matching will be disbursed after the campaign ends in August in the regular September disbursement.
  • Please note that all donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
  • GlobalGiving is a registered nonprofit in the United States. Donations made on can only be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns.
  • 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. During the Syrian Refugee Relief matching campaign the fulfillment fee only applies to the initial donation. The fulfillment fee does not apply to the match. 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE - Syrian Refugee Relief Matching Campaign is running concurrently on and The UK & US campaigns are managed separately. Match funding available in each campaign, the terms and conditions, and web link to donate differ. Please monitor each site separately to determine whether matching funds are remaining.


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