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FAQs on Matching Donations on the LA2050 Ideas Archive (12/17 - 12/20)

Posted December 17, 2019 by Team LA2050

Why is this match being offered?

The Goldhirsh Foundation is grateful to all the organizations that have applied to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for the last six years. This match is a way to recognize the passion and work of these organizations and their supporters. We hope this will help people support their favorite organizations and find new organizations to support.

How do I find an organization to give to for the LA2050 match?

Visit and search for an organization using keywords, organization name, or issues you care about like “homelessness," “parks," or “voting." You can also search for an organization by category (right under the search bar).

In the search results, select an organization to learn more. If the organization is a non-profit organization in good standing with the IRS, you'll find a donation form through which you can make a one-time or monthly donation to the organization. Donations are accepted by credit card only at this time.

How will my gift be matched?

Your gift will be processed by our partners at Pledgeling, and matching funds from the Goldhirsh Foundation will be added on a first-come, first-matched basis.

How much will be matched?

The Goldhirsh Foundation will match up to $100 in donations per person. The match will be turned off on Friday December 20 at noon, or once $10,000 in donations have been made. Check-in with @LA2050 on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for updates.

Can I donate to more than one organization?

Yes, please do! Matching funds will be applied to your gifts until you reach your limit of $100. (So, if you make a $40 gift to one organization, a $40 gift to another organization, and a $40 gift to a third organization, the Goldhirsh Foundation will match $40 for the first two gifts and $20 for the third gift).

Are matching funds available to organizations not listed in the LA2050 Ideas Archive?

No, only organizations listed in the LA2050 Ideas Archive are eligible for matching funds.

How does an organization get added to the LA2050 Ideas Archive?

Organizations are included in the LA2050 Ideas Archive if they have applied to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge. The next open call for applications will be in February 2020. Sign up here to be notified about the next challenge.

If I donate on the organization's website, will it still be matched?

No, only donations made via the LA2050 Ideas Archive site will be matched.

I found an organization in the Ideas Archive, but I don't see a donation form.

At this point, we are only able to facilitate donations to 501c3 non-profit organizations that are in good standing with the IRS. If you don't see a donation form on the page, it could be for the following reasons:

  1. The organization is a government, for-profit, or 501c4 organization. At this time, we do not have a way to make donations via website and Pledgeling to these types of organizations. But feel free to contact the organization directly to donate.
  2. The organization has gone out of business or merged with another organization.
  3. We do not have complete data for the organization and are not able to facilitate a donation at this time.

How do I know my donation was received?

You will receive an email confirmation from Pledgeling within a few minutes of donating. Please review this email and make sure everything looks good. Please contact Pledgeling for any changes or help with your donation.