HOW DOES IT WORK? You sign up for an automatic monthly contribution in the amount of your choosing.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Net proceeds (which are about 92% of your contribution after Patreon fees and processing) go to support our executive director, Rebecca. The Dry Eye Foundation will not be paying salaries. Her goal is to raise enough support via Patreon to be able to work full time for the Foundation without a salary.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE? No.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Make a one-time donation online, anytime.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Our current GoFundMe is for start-up costs. Net proceeds (2.9% plus 30 cents is deducted for payment processing fees) go to incorporation, legal advice, paperwork and filing fees to get our tax exempt status, and so on; a few technology costs; and a small stipend for our founder. Our intention for 2019 is to have multiple GoFundMe campaigns running in parallel - one for operating costs, others for specific projects so you can choose exactly what you want to support.
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? GoFundMe does not charge platform fees. However, they will ask you for a tip. This is optional, but a little confusing to try to bypass. Let us know if you need help.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE? No - not yet, that is. We just recently incorporated and are waiting for our IRS determination letter as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit. We will update this page once that is in place.
TO WHOM AND WHERE? The Dry Eye Foundation, PO Box 1891, Poulsbo WA 98370.
WHAT WILL IT BE USED FOR? Our general operating budget, or, if that’s fully funded (likely! we’re pretty small!) then to the project that needs it most, unless otherwise requested.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE? Not yet. We just recently incorporated and are waiting for our IRS determination letter as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. We will update this page once that is in place.