Terms of Service

Organizations choosing to participate Give Local must agree to the following:

1.    GiveGab.com, owned by Bonterra Tech is an online platform which will safely process all contributions made to the event. Organization administrators are responsible for authorizing and/or revoking administrative capabilities to other individuals within the organization. Administrators can choose to allow full administrative privileges or restrict ability to view donor data. Neither GiveGab or Connecticut Community Foundation (“Foundation”) will disclose information about my organization to individual users unless those users have appropriate permissions.

2.    All participating organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities with an IRS letter of determination, are in good standing with the IRS, and have a valid Connecticut state license for charitable solicitation.

3.    Participating organizations must be located in and/or provide services in one or more of the 21 towns that the Foundation serves. Organizations that provide services in, but do not have a physical address in the Foundation’s geographical area will be asked to submit the online Application for Eligibility.

4.    Participants are required to use Give Local funding to benefit the community without discriminating on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status. Organizations operating with religious intent may be asked to complete the Application for Religious Organizations.

5.    Participating organizations will receive bonus funds based on the number of donors secured during the annual Give Local campaign. There will be separate bonus pools for organizations meeting certain criteria and nonprofits will receive different bonus amounts per donor depending on these criteria.

6.    Participating organizations must be create a Give Local profile containing accurate information no later than 4 p.m. on April 5, 2024. The Foundation has final approval for all submitted information and reserves the right to make changes to the organization’s profile after consultation with the organization. The Foundation does not make any explicit or implicit representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained in organization profiles. Submitting a profile on the Give Local website does not constitute any assurance of funding through Give Local, GiveGab or the Foundation.

7.    The Foundation will collect, process, and receipt donations from the public on the organization’s behalf. Transaction fees on all gifts will include a 2.0% service charge from GiveGab and a 2.5% credit card processing charge, plus $0.30 per transaction. Donors will also be able to make donations over $100 via ACH transfer from their bank accounts; each ACH transaction will be assessed a $3 fee and a 2% GiveGab service charge. Donors will have the option to cover all fees outlined above. Organizations will receive a check or ACH direct deposit for donations (less the transaction fees identified above), plus bonus funds and any Give Local prize money from the Foundation in May, 2024. Occasionally, a donor will make a gift in error and request a refund. If a refund is requested after the Foundation disburses funds to individual nonprofits, they will be handled on a case by case basis with the nonprofit recipient(s).

8.    The Foundation will send each donor a gift receipt via email, including tax deductibility language; participating organizations will not re-send this information. Organization administrators will have access to the list of donors with contact information and are encouraged to acknowledge donors’ gifts. Donors requesting anonymity will be respected. The Foundation will retain my organization’s donor information and may utilize it to further their general charitable and philanthropic purposes. The Foundation does not benefit financially from any gifts made to my organization through Give Local.

9.    The Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills logo and promotional materials provided by the Foundation and GiveGab are to be used only for the purposes related to the on-line Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills campaign.

10.  Participating organizations must agree to the following liability disclaimer: My organization, for itself and its successors and assignees, hereby agrees to indemnify and holds harmless Connecticut Community Foundation, the Give Local program, its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, and their heirs, successors, and assignees, jointly and severally, from any claims for any loss, injury, liability, action, cost, expense, or damage, including but not limited to attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to participating in Give Local, including but not limited to any alleged non-performance or negligence of Connecticut Community Foundation. This disclaimer extends, applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated, and unsuspected loss, injury, liability, action and cost.