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FAQ

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everything you need to know about the Global Initiative For Talented Students. These questions are designed to answer the most common student, parent, instructor, and partner questions. If you have specific questions, please contact us directly.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

HOW DO I KNOW YOU RECEIVED MY DONATION?

An automated letter will be sent to your once our system receives your donation. Your donation is sent from our system to the payment processor and finally to our 501c3 account. Our system will send you notice once the transaction has been completed on the website.

Any information about the status of your transaction can be found in your “My Account” section of the website.

WHAT ORGANIZATIONS DO YOU SUPPORT ?

We support organizations for all talented students of all types in the arts, academics, and athletics spheres.

WHY DO YOU HAVE A "GLOBAL" FOCUS ?

Talented students are located all over the world and while G.I.F.T.S. is based in Round Rock, TX, we aim to provide opportunities for students to come together, showcase their talent, learn from each other, and ultimately grow from their G.I.F.T.S. provided experiences.

MY CHILD/STUDENT IS TALENTED. CAN WE GET HELP?

You may very well qualify. We do have a general scholarship fund that can help students in unique situations. Also, if your child or student is a member of a larger organization, they may also qualify as well for a dedicated cause or funding campaign. We cannot guarantee all applications will be accepted as we have limited resources, but we will always try our best to help as many as possible.

HOW CAN MY ORGANIZATION GET HELP?

Depending on your program’s needs we may be able to help with a general, travel, or performance fund. Larger organizations might require a dedicated funding campaign. Contact us for more details.

PARTNER QUESTIONS

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED ?

Contact us directly for information about item or gift donations, partnership opportunities, and special events.

WHAT ARE G.I.F.T.S. PARTNERS ?

G.I.F.T.S. partners are a connected professional experts in the students related fields. They assist with item donation for auctions, volunteer time, or provide/ sponsor events. Partners are usually brand or corporate specific.

CAN WE SPONSOR AN EVENT ?

Yes! Brands and organizations are encouraged to sponsor special events, performances, auditions, and entire campaigns. We work directly with brands and organizations to maximize the value of their donation and brand visibility. Contact us to speak with a representative about details.

DONATIONS QUESTIONS

ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE ?

Yes! Donations are completely tax-deductible as G.I.F.T.S. is a 501 c-3 Nonprofit organization. Brands, companies, individuals, and partnering organizations can take advantage of the tax benefits. Always contact your financial professional to see how donations best work for you.

HOW ARE FUNDS ALLOCATED ?

Funds donated to specific causes are tracked completely through our website and mobile app. The funding level on each campaign is updated in real time, once the funds have processed through online merchant accounts.

After the campaign funding period has ended, the resulting funds are then dispersed to the benefiting organization directly. Funds are dispersed to organization approved accounts whether they are a general fund or a booster club.

HOW QUICKLY ARE FUNDS DISPERSED ?

After the funding campaign has been completed, we try to disperse funds to benefiting organizations within 30-60 days, depending on organizational needs. Some institutions may not have electronic deposit and may require a physical check and manual approval process. Timeline may vary on individual circumstances.

WILL I RECEIVE NOTICE THAT MY DONATION MADE IT TO THE BENEFITING ORGANIZATION ?

All of our contributions to benefiting organizations are announced on our public ally available PR and press section.