Google will match your donation dollar for dollar

we are giving $1 million for North Bay Fire relief and recovery
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Donate to support North Bay Fire relief efforts

The wildfires in the North Bay were the deadliest natural disaster in California since the 1906 earthquake, killing dozens, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres, and displacing thousands of people.

As a founding supporter of Band Together Bay Area, a benefit concert on November 9 at AT&T Park, Google pledged to match up to $1 million in donations to Tipping Point. Although the match is now closed, your contributions can still provide critical relief to those in need.

Where your donation goes
Tipping Point Community

Your donation enables the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund to help people recover from this disaster. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund supports low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the crisis. 100% of what you give will go where it is needed most.

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  • Why is Google doing this?

    We want to make it easy for people to support fire relief efforts. We’re matching up to $1M in donations to inspire greater giving.

  • Is there a limit to the number of times I can donate?

    No, please feel free to come back and donate as many times as you like.

  • What is Network for Good? Why is my donation directed there?

    Google partners with Network for Good, a U.S. 501(c)(3) and donor advised fund, to collect and distribute the funds to the nonprofit according to Google's recommendations. In accordance with U.S. tax law, Network for Good, as a donor advised fund, has exclusive legal control over the donations once received.

  • Is Google matching my donation?

    We will be matching, dollar for dollar, up to $1M in donations. Our donation will give much-needed help to people affected by the wildfires. In addition to donations made here, we are also matching donations made through the concert's Text to Donate option.

  • Will I be charged any fees or other levies?

    Your entire contribution will go to the nonprofit, but if you reside outside the U.S., your bank or credit card issuer may charge you currency conversion / foreign currency transaction fees and taxes depending on the currency you donate in and your location -- please consult with your bank or credit card issuer for more information. You are also responsible for complying with any local foreign currency remittance and tax reporting obligations that may be applicable to you.

  • How do I delete my donation history?

    Your donation history from Google's donation initiatives (One Today, Donation Cards on YouTube, and Google Crisis Response campaigns) is stored in a common donation account, associated with your Google account. If you made your donation using Guest Checkout, no donation history will be stored in your donation account. Likewise, if you have a Google Payments account, your donation will not appear in your Google Payments transaction history.

    You can delete your donation account at the delete account page. Donations made with Donation Cards and for Google Crisis Response campaigns are already anonymous. Deleting your donation account will not affect your Google account or your Google Payments account.

  • Are there any legal limitations on my donation?

    If you reside outside the U.S., there may be a legal limit on the aggregate amount you may donate, frequency, or the type of recipient. Please check your country’s laws before contributing to this campaign.

  • How will the money be used?

    All donations will be disbursed to the following organization:

  • Is my donation tax-deductible?

    If you are a resident of the U.S., donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are generally tax deductible, but please check with a tax professional to be sure. You will receive a confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt and confirms that no goods or services were received.

    If you are a resident of the United Kingdom, tax benefits are not available for your donation.

    If you are a resident of Canada, your donation may not be tax deductible. You should check your local tax regulations and review with a local tax professional to be sure.

    You will receive a confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt. You will not receive anything of value for your donation.

    If your country is not mentioned above, your donation is not tax deductible.

  • If I don’t have a Google Account, can I still donate?

    Yes, you can use your credit card to make a donation using Google’s Guest Checkout.

    If you choose to make your donation using Guest Checkout, you do not need to have a Google account or be logged into your Google account (if you have one). The confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt, will be sent to the email address you provide when you make a donation using Guest Checkout.

  • Is my donation refundable?

    Donations are non-refundable.

  • Can I still get a match if I donate to other organizations?

    We have chosen to direct our support to Tipping Point because of their strong track record and existing response. We will not match donations to other organizations.

  • How did you meet the match?

    To reach our $1M matching donation goal, we decided to also match user donations made through Tipping Point's website, in addition to donations made on the YouTube livestream, Google donation page, and Tipping Point’s text-to-donate feature – and are happy to share that we have reached that goal.

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