Donations made through our site go directly to the Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFA), a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity. CAF America has partnered with Omaze to make giving internationally and domestically safe, easy and effective for U.S. donors by raising charitable donations from members of the public to fund monetary grants to other charitable organizations.
In accordance with the terms of the sweepstakes you entered, so long as the beneficiary/beneficiaries specified in the sweepstakes remain eligible to receive grants when the sweepstakes ends, CAFA will provide the net proceeds (as defined on each experience page under the section entitled, “stuff our lawyers want you to read”) from the sweepstakes to the specified beneficiary as a charitable grant.
Please note that Omaze is a for-profit company. Officially, our drawings are sweepstakes and it’s important to note that there might be varying legal interpretations on whether a contribution that also awards people consideration (chances of winning a prize) is deductible. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We always recommend speaking with an account or tax professional regarding tax-deductibility of your donation.
As you may know, the IRS only requires donors to obtain a written acknowledgment from a charity for any single contribution of $250 or more. As such, the confirmation email we sent you should be sufficient as documentation of donations of less than $250 USD. If you require a formal donation tax receipt or if there is anything else we can do to be of assistance, please contact our CX team at firstname.lastname@example.org.