Update: Facebook announced at 9:06 AM EST 11/27/2018 that matching funds are no longer available.
In support of Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018, Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The match applies to fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, including birthday fundraisers and Donate buttons. Fundraisers for personal causes aren’t eligible to receive the match.
Who can get a match?
The matching dollars are available to any US-based nonprofit that can receive donations made on Facebook. If you’re located outside the United States and want to fundraise for an eligible US-based nonprofit, donations to your fundraiser are eligible to be matched.
How much can get matched?
Donations up to $250k per nonprofit and $20k per donor are eligible to be matched.
When are matching funds available?
Facebook and PayPal will match donations starting at 5am PST on November 27 and continue matching donations to nonprofits until the $7M match runs out.
How will I know if my fundraiser received a match?
You will receive an email (from Facebook) after #GivingTuesday with the amount matched. This is only visible to you.
How soon is the match paid out?
Matches will be paid out within 75 days of Giving Tuesday.