A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

For Registered Charities

Would you like to raise more money for your registered charity?
Does your organisation serve those age 65 and older?
Would you like to grow your social media audience?
Would you like to increase awareness of your mission?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then GIVE65 should be included in your organisation's annual development plan. GIVE65 is the first crowd-fundraising platform that is exclusively devoted to helping registered charities raise money online for programs and services that create hope for seniors.  

A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
As a registered charity, you know how difficult it is to raise funds for programs and services that help seniors in need.  At GIVE65, we believe that we can inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors when we all come together united around this common purpose. By working together, we can increase social awareness and the capacity of charitable organisations to care for the growing senior population.

How to Participate

There are two ways your organisation can participate on the GIVE65 platform.

  1. Participate in the annual GIVE65 Event
    Apply to participate in Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada's annual 65-hour GIVE65 Event. If selected to participate, your organisation will harness the power of generosity in your local community while competing for matching grants and bonus grants. Not all participating organisations will receive matching funds, but all participating organisations will be able to compete for bonus grants. Applications for participation in the 2018 GIVE65 Event are accepted February 14 - April 30, 2018.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GIVE65 EVENT
     
  2. Create a GIVE65 Project to raise funds for a program or service
    If your organisation would like to feature a fundraising project on GIVE65 outside of the 65-hour GIVE65 Event, you are invited to apply. In 2018, applications are accepted February 14 - April 30 and August 1 - October 15. Maybe you need additional funding for a senior center, a transportation vehicle, respite services, low-income housing for seniors or possibly a nutrition program. These are great examples of how GIVE65 can complement your fundraising efforts. A simple application allows your organisation to raise funds online.

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How It Works

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada provides social media and e-communications marketing to help increase awareness for your project among an entirely new audience of potential donors. There is no cost to participate.  

Donations 

  • All GIVE65 donations are processed through the GIVE65 platform.  
  • There is an administrative fee of 8 per cent plus credit card processing fees (currently 2.2 per cent) deducted from each donation to your organisation.     
  • Organisations can expect to receive approximately 90 per cent of the total donations contributed.

Participation on GIVE65 is easy and unique!  Check out our resources and support to make your GIVE65 crowd-fundraising a success.

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Eligibility Overview

To participate in any crowd-fundraising campaign featured on the GIVE65 site, selected registered charities must:

  • Serve seniors (age 65+) 
  • Be a registered charity in Canada
  • Provide a valid Canada Revenue Agency identification number 
  • Operate and serve seniors within Canada
  • Be established for a minimum of one year
  • Complete and timely submit the official application for participation
  • Review and agree to the Terms of Use

Ineligible organisations include:

  • Private Foundations

Previous Recipients of Grant Awards from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

All selected registered charities meeting the above criteria are eligible for participation on the GIVE65 site as participants in the GIVE65 Event or a featured GIVE65 Project. 

Questions

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada will make the final determination as to any registered charity's participation on the GIVE65 site. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada at info@HomeInsteadFoundation.ca or (416) 964-8897.

GIVE65 Event Rules & Guidelines Overview

A complete list of Rules and Guidelines can be reviewed at Terms of Use.

  • Registered charities seeking to participate in the 2018 GIVE65 Event have a period of 10 weeks (between February 14 - April 30) to complete and submit the online application to Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada.
  • At any given time while participating on the GIVE65 site, only one organisation profile is available per charity registration number.
  • There is an administrative fee of 8 per cent plus a 2.2 per cent (currently) credit card processing fees deducted from each donation.     
  • Participating registered charities can expect to receive approximately 90 per cent of the total donations contributed to them.
  • Matching grants and bonus grants may also be available to eligible participating charities.
  • Registered charities that received a matching grant the previous year will not be eligible for a matching grants in the following year. However, these registered charities are still eligible for bonus grants.  
  • The Foundation will distribute any funds raised and any matching grants and any bonus grants awarded to participating charities on either of the following dates, as applicable: August 31, for such funds raised and such matching grants and bonus grants awarded during the immediately preceding timeframe of January 1 through July 31, or January 31, for such funds raised and such matching grants and bonus grants awarded during the immediately preceding timeframe of August 1 through December 31.

Matching Grants

  • At any time, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada reserves the right to award matching grants to registered charities participating on the GIVE65 site. 
  • Matching grants are awarded dollar for dollar up to the designated value of the matching grant based on the total amount raised during the designated GIVE65 Event or GIVE65 Project. Any participating registered charity awarded a matching grant can expect to receive 100 per cent of the designated match amount if the organisation raised an amount at least equal to or greater than the match amount through the GIVE65 site.
  • Registered charities that received a matching grant the previous year will not be eligible for a matching grant in the following year. However, these registered charities are still eligible for bonus grants.  â€‹
  • The total amount of any matching grant awarded is determined solely by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada's Board of Directors and contingent upon the amount of funds available for distribution.
  • Organisations providing direct support to seniors are given the greatest consideration for matching grants as part of the GIVE65 site.
  • Any registered charity receiving a matching grant will also be eligible to be considered for any available bonus grants as part of the GIVE65 Event.

Bonus Grants

  • Bonus grants are awarded at 100 per cent of their value.  
  • The total amount of each bonus grant is determined solely by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada's Board of Directors and contingent upon the amount of funds available for distribution.
  • All organisations invited to participate in the GIVE65 Event are eligible to be considered for any available bonus grants.
  • In connection with the annual GIVE65 Event scheduled for 2018, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada intends to award bonus grants to selected participating registered charities. Registered charities are eligible to receive one bonus grant and are not eligible to receive a bonus grant in both prize categories.
  • Each of the two categories is further divided into thirds in an effort to recognize participating charities at various levels of operating budget. The categories are:

Category #1: Most Dollars Raised 
Operating Budget Less than $500,000 CAD
Operating Budget Between $500,000 and $1 million CAD
Operating Budget Over $1 million CAD

Category #2: Most Unique Donors*
Operating Budget Less than $500,000 CAD
Operating Budget Between $500,000 and $1 million CAD
Operating Budget Over $1 million CAD

* Example: If one donor gives five different online donations to the same organisation, the donor will only be counted as one donor for purposes of this category.

Get Started

Visit the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada's application portal to apply for participation on the GIVE65 site.

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Please note the 2018 GIVE65 Event application is only available during the 10-week window of February 14 - April 30 when GIVE65 Event applications are accepted.  Applications to use the site outside of the GIVE65 Event may be submitted between August 1 and October 15.