Thanks for considering donating to the Fund! Although donations are accepted in any amount, the Fund provides sponsorship recognition at the following thresholds:
Available for a minimum donation of $200, and only available through the end of 2011.
Available for a minimum donation of $100, and good for the calendar year in which it was earned.
Available for a minimum donation of $10, and good for the calendar year in which it was earned. Business entities such as partnerships, corporations, or LLCs are ineligible for personal sponsorship.
Sponsorships let you display a logo or insignia of the Fund (which we will make available in the near future) on your website or game materials. Additionally, sponsors are allowed stating (even in commercial contexts) that they are in fact a sponsor of the Fund. Founding Sponsorships never expire, but other sponsorships expire on December 31 of the year in which they are earned.
However, if you print the fact of sponsorship (say, on a game box), that printed material can still be sold after the year expires. Said another way, we won’t make you purge your inventory if you don’t re-donate on January 1.
In contrast, promotional materials (such as convention banners) do need to be renewed on a yearly basis if they include the Fund logo or state you are a sponsor. Sponsorships are non-transferrable.
Although cash or cash-equivalent donations are always appreciated, the Fund also accepts the donation of goods or services that can be auctioned off.
The Fund credits sponsorships upon receipt of cash or cash-equivalent for the goods or services. Half of the purchase price is “credited” to the donor, while half is “credited” to the buyer. Please note that the Fund uses the 50-50 allocation as a convenience, while tax deductions (once the Fund is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS), are generally determined on the basis of “fair market value.” Please consult your tax advisor for tax questions.