Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Donations to a personal fundraiser are generally considered to be personal gifts, which are not tax deductible. 

If you’re contributing to a charity via a memorial fundraiser, the contribution may or may not be tax deductible, depending on the setup. For most U.S. charities, we partner with Charityvest to enable tax-deductible donations. Your donation will be made to Charityvest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, which will then route your donation (payment processing fees, which are 2.9% + 30 cents/donation) to the charity you've selected. You'll receive a tax receipt via email. This process will be called out on the checkout page. If you do not see that the donation is being made through Charityvest, we cannot guarantee that the donation is tax-deductible. (In some cases, your donation will be transferred directly to the charity, or we'll link you to the charity's website. In those cases, the responsibility is on the charity to issue a tax receipt if the donation is tax deductible.)

Either way, your contribution makes an important impact and helps to pass on someone’s legacy.