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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 100% of your donation advances 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.

Does my gift to a team count toward an individual team member?

No. Team donations benefit the overall team and are sometimes strategically used by the Team Captain(s) to assist individual Riders to meet their personal fundraising commitment. To have your donation go to a specific individual, please make sure you search for the Participant's name and donate specifically to his/her ride.

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

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.

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.

How do I credit cash/check donations I’ve received?

Please mail-in these donations to the VeloSano address below or contact Team VeloSano to arrange a date and time to drop off your donations. Please allow five (5) business days for the proceeds to be credited.

Visit Resources on velosano.org to download and print the Donation Deposit Form to list your cash and check donations. This form must be included when submitting your checks and cash to ensure proper credit. We encourage you NOT to mail cash and prefer that you deliver these donations to the VeloSano office or deposit cash into a checking account and mail in a check that designates it's for cash donations received.

Contact us at velosano@ccf.org or call 216.444.6150 to make arrangements.

Mailing address:
VeloSano Headquarters
9500 Euclid Ave, DVB
Cleveland, OH 44195

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, 2019 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, 2019 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 7 in 2020.   

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.