East Texas Giving Day


East Texas Giving Day 2017!   


Your generous gifts help ETCA continue to offer quality, Christian education that teachers students to grow as leaders. ETCA strives to keep its tuition affordable and to be able to offer services to all families who need or desire smaller class sizes and individualized instruction.  

East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. This is an 18-hour online giving extravaganza benefiting local non-profits and hosted by East Texas Communities Foundation. 

This year ETCA will participate in East Texas Giving Day on April 25th!   From 6:00 am until midnight, easily make a donation from your desk, your cell phone, or your couch!  You can also pre-schedule your donation beginning April 10th.  

We have already secured $3000 in matching funds, so take advantage of this opportunity to make your donation go further!
Click the link below to get registered and watch for more information as the date draws nearer! Follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up-to-date!  





FAQ About Giving Day

Who can donate?
Any individual with a credit or debit card and access to the internet.
What forms of payments are accepted?
Credit card, debit card and echeck donations will be accepted April 25, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight by using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express online at  www.EastTexasGivingDay.org.  Donations made via check or cash will be accepted by contacting East Texas Communities Foundation at 903-533-0208 or toll free 866-533-3823. 
Are gifts tax-deductible?
All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable and will be for the unrestricted use by your chosen charity. Donations cannot be designated for a specific program at a nonprofit, although a participating nonprofit is free to indicate that it will use donations that day for a specific purpose. Donors will receive an immediate tax receipt via email at the conclusion of the donation process.
Is there a minimum gift?
The minimum donation amount is $20. There is no maximum donation. All gifts made on www.EastTexasGivingDay.org are non-refundable.
Can my gift be anonymous?
Yes. When you make your gift, simply check the anonymous button and the nonprofit will not receive your contact information. You will however still receive your gift acknowledgment letter for the gift from ETCF via email.
Can I make a gift "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" someone?
Yes -- On the donation form, you may choose that your gift was made in honor of or in memory of someone and that information will be passed to the nonprofit.
Are donations safe and secure?

Yes. The East Texas Giving Day website is powered by Civicore, and is a secure PCI-Level 1 compliant site for donating to charities. Donors can be sure their personal information is protected when donating through the Giving Day website. Neither Civicore, nor East Texas Communities Foundation, will store, nor have access to a donor's credit card information. East Texas Communities Foundation will not share contact or other private information with anyone or any organization other than the receiving nonprofit. If the donor chooses to have their donation remain anonymous, no personal identifying information will be shared with the nonprofit.

Can I give to multiple organizations?
Yes.  Donations can be made to single or multiple organizations with the ability to donate in a single transaction.  Only the nonprofits registered on www.EastTexasGivingDay.org may receive donations during this event.
Can I donate from my Smartphone or tablet?
Yes. Our technology provider has a "mobile optimized platform" that will make it easy to make a donation on www.EastTexasGivingDay.org  using a smart phone or tablet.