FAQs

Donation

How do I donate to a VeloSano Rider through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grant?

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are very effective charitable giving vehicles whereby donors set aside money to be granted to charitable organizations. You can support a VeloSano Rider with a DAF grant.

When processing a DAF grant through a charitable giving account, search for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation or VeloSano by tax ID (34-0714585). Enter in Notes/Comments: “Please make check payable to VeloSano and send to PO Box address on file or VeloSano Headquarters, 9500 Euclid Avenue DVB, Cleveland, Ohio 44195; Memo on Check /Purpose: Support VeloSano and Rider’s Name.

VeloSano typically receives DAF grant checks within two weeks and credits a Rider’s fundraising immediately upon receipt.

How do I make a donation to VeloSano to support cancer research?

Donate online with your credit card to make a donation to:
  • a VeloSano Participant,
  • a VeloSano Team or;
  • the VeloSano General Research Fund 
Alternatively, you can mail-in a donation using our Offline Donation Form. Please make checks payable to “VeloSano” and if you are donating to a specific Rider, Virtual Rider or Team, be sure to include the Participant's or Team Name on the check’s memo line.

Please know that 1OO% of your donation supports lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Thank you!

How do I donate online?

Donating online is the easiest way to contribute to the VeloSano General Research Fund and to an individual Participant or Team. Go to the Donate Page to make a general donation to VeloSano or to search by first name, last name or Team name. Select the participant/team then click the “Donate” button.

Can I make a donation to a team?

Yes. Team donations are accepted and counted as “Team Funds” listed on the Team Roster.

Team designated donations often help individual team members meet their individual fundraising commitment as the fundraising deadline approaches. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain(s) to determine the strategy and distribution of Team Funds.

Please contact us if you have any questions at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, donations to VeloSano are tax-deductible.

For donations made online, a receipt and acknowledgement will automatically be sent to donors via email. For donations made by check, a receipt and acknowledgement will be mailed to the name and address appearing on the check.

Acknowledgements will not be sent for cash donations, unless specifically requested in writing with name and address. We can only provide a tax receipt for donations made directly to VeloSano or Cleveland Clinic.

Our tax ID number is 34-0714585.

Is VeloSano/Cleveland Clinic a 501(c) (3) nonprofit institution?

Yes. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (“CCF”) is a tax exempt nonprofit corporation. VeloSano is a CCF trademark and charitable event sponsored by CCF to bring funding to support cancer research at CCF. As such, VeloSano is not a separate legal entity or association, but is one of CCF’s charitable activities. Our tax ID number is 34-0714585.

Please contact VeloSano for further information or to receive a copy of our Letter of Determination.

Do you accept Employer Matching Gifts?

YES – they are important contributions! Matching gifts are an easy, effective way to support your fundraising effort.  Actively encourage your donors to submit matching gift requests to leverage your fundraising.  And ask them to submit them quickly to ensure the matching gifts are processed, approved and arrive before the October 1, 2020 fundraising deadline.
 
DONORS: Please visit our Employer Matching Gifts Page to see if your employer will match your donation. Ask your HR rep or your employer’s Matching Gifts rep to submit the gift verification to VeloSano/Cleveland Clinic. Please indicate that the matching gift is for VeloSano, tax ID number is 34-0714585. Once we receive the matching gift, we’ll credit the participant’s fundraising total. Please note the time it takes for VeloSano to receive the actual gift varies depending on your company. Some companies will send the money within a couple weeks of your request, while others take months to send the money. Please process matching gifts on a timely basis.

NOTE: If your company does not match gifts until after the October 1, 2020 fundraising deadline, notify us at velosano@ccf.org. It’s possible that these funds will not be received prior to the distribution of VeloSano dollars to advance cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and therefore cannot be credited until VeloSano 8 in 2021.   

Are my donations refunded if I withdraw from the ride?

No. Once a donation is made, it is counted towards our fundraising total. Donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.