CBO Rules


Please visit www.extragive.org to start your application.


Participating organizations should read the following rules carefully. These rules as well as additional requirements and certifications are required to be reviewed and accepted with electronic signature during the online application process:

  • Eligibility requirements for applicant organizations:
    • Must be registered with the US Department of Treasury, Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code, and have a current tax-exempt status, OR be a bona-fide chapter or affiliate in good standing of a national organization that is registered with the US Department of Treasury, Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code, and has a current tax-exempt status. The Foundation will only partner with 501(c)(3) public charities that are sub classified as 509a1, 509a2, or 509a3 (Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 Functionally Integrated) organizations. Status will be verified.
    • Provides services to Lancaster County residents.
    • Can certify that the organization has a current Bureau of Charitable Organizations (BCO) registration OR can include documentation as to reason for exemption.
    • Has had an audit of its fiscal operations completed within the last 2 years by an independent certified public accountant OR has had a financial review completed within last 2 years by an independent certified public accountant. View our audit policy here.
    • Can certify that it prepares and submits to the IRS a complete copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990 annually.
    • Must be in compliance with all statutes, executive orders, and rules and regulations restricting or prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions and dealings with countries, entities, or individuals subject to economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
    • Conducts publicity and promotional activities based upon its actual program and operations, and that these activities are truthful and non-deceptive, include all material facts, and make no exaggerated or misleading claims.
    • Has an active and responsible governing body, whose members have no material conflict of interest and a majority of whom serve without compensation, directs the organization.
    • Agrees to be a participant in the Extraordinary Give and abides by the guidelines of the program.
  • Participating organization will receive a proportional share of a challenge “stretch pool” of funds granted by the Lancaster County Community Foundation. The proportional share will be based on the total dollars raised by the individual participating organization during the 24-hour period in relation to total dollars raised by all participating organizations. Example: If the participating organization raises 3% of total funds raised by all participating organizations during the designated 24-hour period, applicant organization will receive 3% of the stretch pool.
  • The Extraordinary Give is an online only fundraising program. For donations to be counted for the program, donations MUST be made by credit card through the ExtraGive.org website to the Foundation and designated to the Participant between the hours of 12:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM November 20, 2020.
  • The Community Foundation is assessing no fees itself to provide this program to participating organizations.
  • As with any credit card transaction, there are the typical transaction fees assessed by the credit card companies as well as technology and processing costs to execute the event. We are excited to bring you a model that means more dollars to your bottom line: a fee of only 4.99% per donation. This means that 95.01% of each donation designated for your organization in the 24-hour period will go directly to your organization! Donors will receive a tax deduction on the full donation amount. The total gifts to your organization before fees will be used as the basis for determining the stretch amount.
  • The Participant should promote the event to its donors through methods of its choosing and may take advantage of the Foundation’s promotional and marketing materials that are made available. Any paid promotional methods utilized by the Participant are solely at Participant's discretion and expense.
  • The Foundation will, in its discretion, promote the Extraordinary Give through its media partners and various websites and provide social media marketing kits and training to Participants. Participants will be entitled to an organization donation page and link to the page for use on event day. The Participant is responsible for providing description, organizational logo, and other media (photo, video) for use on personal donation page.
  • The Participant must submit a Certificate of Insurance to the Foundation prior to hosting any public event related to fundraising around Extraordinary Give. The Certificate of Insurance must name the Foundation as additional insured. The participant MUST follow all Pennsylvania guidance regarding COVID-19 safety precautions and public gatherings.
  • The Foundation will provide the Participant a live link to donor lists that includes contact and amount information for their specific donors. The link will be live commensurate with the start of the Extraordinary Give and will be active for 90 days post event.
  • Donations are made by individual donors to the Community Foundation. As such, the Community Foundation generates all donation acknowledgements for tax purposes electronically via email, immediately upon donation. Individual donor credit card statements will show a donation to the “Lancaster County Community Foundation.” Donor information is never given or sold to a third party. Participating organizations may choose to follow up with an informal “thank you” correspondence, but this correspondence must not contain the amount of the gift or any tax language.
  • It is prohibited for participant organizations to donate from their own organization to their own organization or from an affiliated business to its participating business foundation.
  • The minimum gift per donor is $10. There is no limit on maximum gift amount.
  • Final payment report and payment is issued by the Foundation to the Participant via ACH transfer within 60 days of event close. Payment will include the amount of total donations received on behalf of the Participant net of GiveGab platform use fees and credit card transaction fees plus the Participant's share of the prorated stretch pool. The Participant is responsible for providing the information necessary to make the ACH transfer.
  • The Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any Participant from participating in the event and/or receiving stretch pool dollars at any time before, during, or after the event, if, in its sole discretion, it believes that there has been a breach of these rules and/ or deception on the part of the Participant.

THE FOUNDATION MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GIVE PROGRAM OR OF ANY INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT AND IN NO WAY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, GUARANTEES ANY RESULTS OR THE AMOUNT OF DONATIONS.