Frequently Asked Questions

What is My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers online donation processing on funeral home websites, with donation tax receipting to the donor and fulfillment to any donor-designated 501 (c) (3) charity in the United States.

Does the family get notified that my donation was made?

It is important that the family realizes the vital impact your gift has made on a worthy cause. My Tribute Gift provides each funeral home with a robust donation report, in order to inform the family of each donation made in their loved ones name.

What is the mission of My Tribute Gift Foundation?

The mission of My Tribute Gift Foundation is to facilitate accessible online giving by the public to any of the almost 1 million registered US charities through its online portal and software, ultimately to maximize charitable giving across the United States.

Is My Tribute Gift Foundation a registered charity?

My Tribute Gift Foundation is an incorporated nonprofit registered in Georgia (EIN# 46-0963475) with tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

How did My Tribute Gift Foundation get started?

The idea for My Tribute Gift Foundation originated in 2004 when the principals saw the need for online memorial giving in funeral homes and on their websites. Since those early days, My Tribute Gift Foundation has gone through several major phases of development, testing and growth in helping to fulfill this need in the funeral home sector. Currently, it serves thousands of charities by fulfilling tens of thousands of online donations on their behalf.

What does it cost to use My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation assesses an 8% transaction fee on each donation. This fee covers all payment gateway and credit card charges as well as costs for receipting, banking fees, reconciliation and fulfillment of the donation funds with transfer of donor data to the charity with related details, including whether the donor has provided permission for any further contact from the charity.

Where does My Tribute Gift Foundation get its list of charities?

My Tribute Gift Foundation receives its charity database directly from the IRS and is updated on a frequent regular basis to ensure newly registered charities and de-registered charities are updated on the Foundation’s database software.

Is it secure to donate through the My Tribute Gift portal?

Yes. My Tribute Gift Foundation donation forms and servers are encrypted and secure to Level 4 PCI-compliance for complete security.

How do the donation funds get to the charity?

My Tribute Gift Foundation mails donation funds to charities via check on a monthly basis at the end of each month. Processing fulfillment usually takes about two weeks. Charities are also able to register for direct deposit (ACH) to their banks for faster receipt of funds.

Does the designated charity need to issue a tax receipt to the donor?

No. My Tribute Gift Foundation currently issues official donation tax receipts by email to all donors at the time of the transaction, regardless of which registered charity has been designated. All contributions to My Tribute Gift are eligible for deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Can a donor give to a non-registered charity through My Tribute Gift Foundation?

No. My Tribute Gift Foundation only supports and provides tax receipts for gifts to public 501 (c) (3) registered charities.

How long will it take for a charity to receive their designated funds?

Usually, within two weeks of completion of each calendar month, depending on if the charity has registered for direct deposit (ACH) to its bank account, or not.

Can a donor get a refund of their donation after it has been processed?

No, this is not usually possible due to the fact that a receipt will have been issued to the donor for the donation and as such not permitted by the IRS.

Why should I use My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation currently offers a unique, secure service to the funeral home sector allowing family and friends of a deceased to be able to make online memorial donations using a credit card, with designation to any registered charity that either the decedent’s family or the donor has selected on the donation form. This ensures that the gift is received by the charity with automatic notification to the family in a timely manner at the convenience of the donor, whether at the funeral home or from a remote location. Donating online is easier and more reliable and less costly for the organization than writing a check.

What is My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation is a non profit organization that offers online donation processing on funeral home websites, with donation tax receipting to the donor and fulfillment to any donor-designated CRA-registered charity in Canada.

Does the family get notified that my donation was made?

It is important that the family realizes the vital impact your gift has made on a worthy cause. My Tribute Gift provides each funeral home with a robust donation report, in order to inform the family of each donation made in their loved ones name.

What is the mission of My Tribute Gift Foundation?

The mission of My Tribute Gift Foundation is to facilitate accessible online giving by the public to any of the 85,000 plus CRA-registered charities through its online portal and software, ultimately to maximize charitable giving across Canada.

Is My Tribute Gift Foundation a registered charity?

My Tribute Gift Foundation is a registered charitable foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency. Its BN # is 80481 0893 RR0001.

How did My Tribute Gift Foundation get started?

The idea for My Tribute Gift Foundation originated in 2004 when the principals saw the need for online memorial giving in funeral homes and on their websites. Since those early days, My Tribute Gift Foundation has gone through several major phases of development and growth in helping to fulfill this need in the funeral home sector. Currently, it serves thousands of charities by fulfilling hundreds of thousands of online donations on their behalf.

What does it cost to use My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation assesses an 8% transaction fee on each donation. This fee covers all payment gateway and credit card charges as well as costs for receipting, banking fees, reconciliation and fulfillment of the donation funds with transfer of donor data to the charity with related details, including whether the donor has provided permission for any further contact from the charity.

Where does My Tribute Gift Foundation get its list of charities?

My Tribute Gift Foundation receives its charity database directly from the CRA Charities Directorate and is updated on a frequent regular basis to ensure newly registered charities and de-registered charities are updated on the Foundation’s database software.

Is it secure to donate through the My Tribute Gift portal?

Yes. My Tribute Gift Foundation donation forms and servers are encrypted and secure to Level 4 PCI-compliance for complete security.

How do the donation funds get to the charity?

My Tribute Gift Foundation mails donation funds to charities via cheque on a monthly basis at the end of each month. Processing the fulfillment usually takes about two weeks. Charities are able to register for direct deposit (EFT) to their banks for faster receipt of funds.

Does the designated charity need to issue a tax receipt to the donor?

No. My Tribute Gift Foundation currently issues official donation tax receipts by email to all donors at the time of the transaction, regardless of which registered charity has been designated. All contributions to My Tribute Gift are eligible for deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Can a donor give to a non-registered charity through My Tribute Gift Foundation?

No. My Tribute Gift Foundation only supports and provides tax receipts for gifts to CRA-registered charities.

How long will it take for a charity to receive their designated funds?

Usually, within two weeks of completion of each calendar month, depending on if the charity had registered for direct deposit (EFT) or not.

Can a donor get a refund of their donation after it has been processed?

No, this is not usually possible due to the fact that a tax receipt has been issued to the donor for the donation in PDF form which is irrevocable and as such not permitted by the CRA.

Why should I use My Tribute Gift Foundation?

My Tribute Gift Foundation currently offers a unique service to the funeral home sector allowing family and friends of a deceased to be able to make online memorial donations using a credit card, with designation to any registered charity that either the decedent’s family or the donor has selected on the donation form. This ensures that the gift is received by the charity with automatic notification to the family in a timely manner at the convenience of the donor, whether at the funeral home or from a remote location. Donating online is easier and more reliable and less costly for the organization than writing a check.

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