Donor FAQ



Q. What is Family Promise? 

Family Promise’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Through our Affiliates and partnerships in communities across the U.S., we work with families through prevention, shelter and stabilization services to keep families sustainably housed.

You can find out more about us by visiting our website.


Q. What is the Giving Day?

An online giving event that provides Family Promise and its Affiliates the opportunity to gain exposure to -- and start relationships with -- new donors, and for people in our network to come together to raise as much money as possible for families experiencing homelessness.



Q. When is it?

Giving Day will take place on October 25, 2019 from 12 AM ET to 3AM ET on October 26



Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.



Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet.



Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations received through the website on the giving day will be matched from the bonus pool on a prorated basis. No donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.



Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?

When donations are received through the website, a receipt is automatically generated for the gross amount of your gift and emailed to the address you provide. Your tax professional can advise you on the tax deductibility of the donation.



Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.



Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.



Q. May I pay a pledge with my gift?

Since Giving Day is designed to generate new support, we are unable to accept gifts to pay off existing pledges.



Q. May I designate how Family Promise uses my gift?

All donations made during the Giving Day are considered unrestricted gifts to Family Promise. However, you may express your desire that your gift be used for a specific program or project (in the notes field of the giving form).



Q. How much of the donation will go to the Affiliate?

All donations will be paid to the chosen charity net of credit card transaction and a portion of the processing fees paid to vendors (a total of 5.2% plus a $.30 transaction fee).



Q. What if I can't find my local Family Promise Affiliate on the website?

If you can't find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year. Please consider supporting another Family Promise Affiliate or Family Promise National! 



Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.



Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.



Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit fpgives.org on your mobile device



Q. Family Promise seems awesome! How can I stay involved after Giving Day?

Family Promise would not exist without the support of our volunteers and donors! 

Visit our website to learn about ways to get involved



Q. Where can I learn more about family homelessness?

You can learn more by viewing the FAQs on our website.