Frequently Asked Questions

Who is participating in Norfolk Area Big Give?

All verified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in or serve the Norfolk area are invited to participate in this event. Private foundations, political or governmental organizations are excluded from participating in this event.

How do I make a donation?

Donations to participating organizations can be made online at or in-person at select locations. Donations must be made during the giving period (May 22, 2018 from midnight to midnight) to qualify for matching funds.

How much of my donation will go to the non-profit?

The nonprofit organization you choose to donate to will receive the full donation less a 2.2 percent cost for online processing through PayPal if made online. The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska takes no percentage of your gift and is run completely by volunteers.

Who/what is the Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska?

The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska was established in 2010 with a mission to create a culture of giving in northeast Nebraska. We are comprised of collaborative partners consisting of area non-profit organizations who come together to share resources and support the mission of creating a culture of giving.

The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska is an account of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund, which is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Will my donation be tax-deductible?

Yes. All organizations participating in the Norfolk Area Big Give are verified 501(c)(3) organizations and will issue you a tax-deductible receipt following your gift.

Where can I receive updates about Norfolk Area Big Give?

Since Norfolk Area Big Give is an online event where all activity takes place via Information will be updated on our website, social media, and newsletters.

How can I help spread the excitement of Norfolk Area Big Give?

There are several ways you can help spread the excitement of Norfolk Area Big Give:

  • Support your favorite non-profits with a donation on May 23, 2017 from midnight to midnight!
  • Be loud and proud to show the community’s generous spirit — especially on social media with #NorfolkAreaBigGive
  • Tell your friends and family about it!