What is J-Kick®?
J-Kick is the crowdfunding platform for Washington State’s Jewish community, where you can learn about exciting and innovative new projects and choose to get involved by helping to fund them. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is operating J-Kick as a service to the community. Start-up funding for J-Kick was graciously provided by Susan & Jeffrey Brotman.
Who uses J-Kick?
J-Kick is for projects that benefit Washington State’s Jewish community, but people all over the world can become involved by contributing to one or more of the listed projects. Anyone with a valid credit card may donate to any project listed on J-Kick.
Why do people contribute to J-Kick projects?
People contribute to J-Kick projects for a variety of reasons. Some want to help bring to life projects that appeal to their passions and values. Others may wish to support projects in which family members or friends are involved. Still others may be attracted to the perks offered by project sponsors. Whatever your reason for participating, J-Kick is an exciting new way to support a wide range of projects that will benefit our Jewish community.
How much does it cost to be a member of J-Kick?
There is no fee to join J-Kick. When you sign up, you will have the option of receiving regular updates about J-Kick projects as well as other programs and opportunities of interest to you.
How much do organizations pay for listing a project on J-Kick?
Organizations that list J-Kick projects pay fees totaling about 6.5 percent, which covers credit card processing and the crowdfunding platform service provider’s fee. At this time, the Jewish Federation is not charging any fees to organizations participating in J-Kick as the result of a generous grant provided by Susan & Jeffrey Brotman.
When will I get charged for my J-Kick donation?
Organizations must reach “tipping point,” 67 percent of their fundraising goal, in order to receive funding for their J-Kick project. If that milestone has been met, your credit card will be charged after the conclusion of the project. If the project does not reach tipping point, you will not be charged and the project will not receive any funds.
Are contributions tax-deductible?
Yes, contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by Federal or state law. You will receive a receipt from the project’s sponsoring organization for the charitable amount of your gift. If no “perks” are received in exchange for your gift, it is 100 percent tax-deductible; the tax-deductible amount is to be determined if the perk involves a good or service provided to you.
Who do I contact if I have a question about my contribution?
If you have a question about how the J-Kick® system will handle charging your card or transferring the funds, please contact Aimee Finn at 206 774-2217 or email@example.com. If you have a question about how the organization will use the funds or about your tax receipt, please contact the sponsoring organization’s project manager.
What forms of currency can be used to make a donation on J-Kick?
You can use any major credit card to pay for your J-Kick donation. You can also pay through your WePay account, if you have one, or make a contribution directly from your bank account. No funds will be accepted by cash or check, as this is a completely web-based system.