Give a gift that grows on Erie Gives Day

A gift to the Sisters of St. Joseph or our ministries on Erie Gives Day is automatically increased through a generous percentage match!  

August 13, 2019 marks the 9th Erie Gives Day, which was started in 2011 in honor of the Erie Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary.

During this event that runs for 12 hours between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 13, the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of your donation to the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

Erie Gives day — the details

Day and Time: August 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Gift Amount: The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give.

Checks:  For the first time, Erie Gives will accept donations by check.  Gifts by check must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation, received by August 12 and accompanied by a “check donation form” (available on the Erie Community Foundation website).

Credit Cards:  As always, Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted.

Prorated Match:  The Erie Community Foundation will enhance each donor’s gift by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit.

Your Receipt: You will receive an email receipt of your gift; please retain it for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the appropriate organizations.

When the Nonprofits receive your donation: The organizations will receive your donation plus The Erie Community Foundation’s prorated match later in August at the Erie Gives check distribution day.

For more information or to make an online gift on Erie Gives Day, visit

You can also contact the SSJ development office at 814-836-4202 or email

Would you like an email reminder ON Erie Gives Day?  Email us at and let us know!  We’ll be glad to send you a reminder.