What is Tyler Gives?

 

Tyler Gives is a one-day online fundraising event hosted by United Way of Smith County that will take place on #GivingTuesday (December 1st, 2020). 100% of your donation will go directly to one or more of the dozens of Tyler agencies you can designate to. 

 

What is Giving Tuesday?

 

Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

 

Are there any fees taken out of my donation?

 

No! When United Way of Smith County and our local partner agencies discussed launching this special giving day on December 1st, we wanted to make sure that 100% of your online donation will get to the agency. United Way and our sponsors are covering all transaction fees to ensure that every penny you give will go directly to meeting real needs and won’t be exhausted on overhead or technology platforms to make this day possible.

 

I see there is a $50,000 match! How does that work?

 

Starting at 8AM CST on December 1st, 2020, the first $50,000 in online transactions process through the Tyler Gives campaign will be matched! There are two limits to this match: 1) up to $2,000 per individual transaction 2) up to $20,000 for a single agency

 

Donations will be matched from 8AM to 8PM CST or until $50,000 has been raised.

 

When will the total raised be announced?

 

Tyler Gives will end at 8PM CST on December 1st. The total raised will be displayed on the homepage by 9PM CST within one hour of event ending. Agencies will be notified via email by the end of the week with donor contact details and matching payout information.

 

When will the participating agencies receive their donations and matching funds?

 

100% of all contributions and matching funds will be paid out as a lump sum to the agencies within 30-45 days of Tyler Gives. We must get through a full billing cycle for all online transactions to clear and then submit checks to each agency.

 

Can I donate offline as part of Tyler Gives?

 

While we certainly won’t discourage any type of gift on Giving Tuesday that is helping our local agencies, we can only match online transactions for this specific event made directly on our TylerGives.com platform. The reason for that is that all transactions are time stamped, and we will be able to allocate the $50,000 matching funds in a fair way.