Prize FAQ

Nonprofit FAQ | Prize FAQ

All prize winners are subject to change pending verification


Q. Where does the prize money come from?

All prize money is funded by the generous contributors of the Award Pool Sponsors. They are the best!

Q. How are organizations chosen for prizes?

Most are pulled randomly from a group of qualified nonprofits - based on the specifications for each prize category. However, the following prizes are chosen by their own rules: Leaderboards, First Donation, $1 Millionth Dollar Donor, $1.7 Millionth Dollar Donor, Global Giver, and Nifty Fifty.

You can learn about each prize eligibility requirements here.

The Idaho Gives team will be verifying all winning donations throughout the day.


Q. How are Leaderboard Prizes chosen?

Leaderboard Prizes are determined by the most unique donors in each size category. Unique donors will be counted from April 20th, 12:00 AM- May 2, 11:59 PM MT.

Leaderboards will be announced on May 3 at 12:15 am MT. The leaderboards published on the leaderboards page are not the final winners until verified.

The finalized list will be verified and published on or before May 10.


Q. When are the prizes chosen/announced?

Prizes are announced at the time* specified in the prize category.

*Give or take five to ten minutes. The Idaho Gives team works hard to be punctual but depending on the complexity of the prize more time may be needed.

Please refer to the individual prize descriptions for exact times.


Q. How are prizes announced?

They are announced via the prize page and on the Idaho Gives social media accounts.


Q. Do the prizes count towards the winning organization's Idaho Gives donation goal?

Yes, the prize money will be added to the winners’ Idaho Gives nonprofit page after their name is drawn*. Organizations do NOT have to add it in themselves.

*Give or take five to ten minutes. The Idaho Gives team works hard to be punctual but depending on the complexity of the prize more time may be needed.


Q. How many times can you win a prize?

Organizations can win up to three (3) pulled prizes*. Pulled prizes are when winners are drawn randomly from a group of qualified nonprofits - based on the specifications for each prize category.

*Not including Leaderboard, First donation, $1 Millionth Dollar Donor, $1.7 Millionth Dollar Donor, Global Giver, and Nifty Fifty


Q. What are the all the different prizes?

Click here to learn more about each prize.


Q. What is a verified donation?

A verified online donation is a donation that is successfully submitted via credit card or ACH/Plaid.

A verified offline donation is a donation that is submitted via donor advised fund (DAF) or a unique offline submission. To ensure that your donations are verified, please provide the donor's unique email*

*All offline donations of leaderboard winners will be reviewed and verified.


Q. When will the prizes be pulled?

You can view a full schedule of the prizes here.