EA Giving Tuesday

United States, donating $5 to $499

In brief

  • This year, we expect the $2 million in 100% matching funds to run out extremely fast.

  • If you're donating between $5 and $499, then we recommend submitting a single donation 1 second before the match begins for the best chance of directing the most matching funds. That would be December 1st at 07:59:59 a.m. EST / 04:59:59 a.m. PST.

  • If you plan to donate even $1 more than $499, then you need to instead follow these instructions.

  • To get matched, it will be necessary to open the donation dialog a few minutes early so you can click the final donate button 1 second before the match begins.

  • We suggest making a practice donation (instructions, video) Facebook.

Preparation (1-7 days in advance)


  1. Find the nonprofit you’d like to donate on our fundraisers spreadsheet.

  2. Pledge your donation.

  3. Add a payment method in Facebook.


  1. Practice making a $5 practice donation (instructions, video) on Facebook.

  2. Read our suggestions on preparing your computer.


  1. Not persuaded by our recommendation to donate 1 second early? Here's the research we've done in support of this recommendation.

On Giving Tuesday


  1. The match begins on December 1st 8 a.m. EST / 5 a.m. PST. To see this in your time zone, click here.

  2. Be prepared to be ready and alert at least 20 minutes before the match start time.

  3. Open a web browser tab of the appropriate fundraiser for your donation.

  4. Open time.is/just (an accurate clock) in a new window and place it next to your fundraiser window so you can view both together.

  5. Click the first Donate button to open the donation dialog. Fill in your donation amount.

  6. Click the second Donate $... button as soon as you see the clock change to 1 second before the match start time (:59).

Click this button to open the donate dialog

Click this button to submit your donation

Pledge your donation on our main page.

Questions? Read our FAQ, ask in our Facebook group, or email us at contact@eagivingtuesday.org.