QNF Donation FAQ

Last updated: April 22, 2020 06:50 PM PST

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. The SF Queer Nightlife Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and so your donation to the SF QNF is a tax-deductible donation. Your charitable receipt will be issued to you by our fiscal sponsor.

Do you accept matching gifts?

Yes. The SF Queer Nightlife Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

You can do so through Benevity by searching for the SF Queer Nightlife Fund in Benevity, or you can also through your corporate own matching program.

Philanthropic Contact information:

  • The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance
  • EIN: 23-7185340
  • Contact: Angel Garfold, president@leatheralliance.org.

How much of my donation goes to the SF QNF Grant recipients?

All net revenue from contributions made to the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund go to the grant recipients selected by the SF QNF Grant Committee.

However, our credit-card processor Stripe does charge the SF QNF a cost for each credit-card transaction, and so the net revenue the SF QNF receives is less than your total contribution, and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance receives an administrative fee from all SF QNF revenue. (see below).

How much does Stripe charge the SF QNF for each credit card donation?

Stripe charges the SF QNF a flat rate of 2.9% + 30¢ per successful charge for each credit card transaction. This cost is taken from the donation proceeds before the SF QNF receives the net proceeds from each donation.

Example Stripe Donation Transaction:

Gross Donation: $100
Stripe Transaction Cost:
$3.20
Net Donation received by SF QNF:
$96.80

How much does the SF QNF’s fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, charge the SF QNF in administrative fees?

The San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance collects a 7% administrative fee from contributions made to the SF Queer Nightlife Fund.

How much does CLEAR charge the SF QNF for logistical support?

The Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research does not charge the SF Queer Nightlife Fund any fee for its services. SF QNF Supporters wishing to add a donation of support for CLEAR to their donation to the SF QNF may do so by adding a tip during their donation at the specified location.

How can I modify or cancel my weekly donation?

You can use the form below to contact a QNF Billing representative who will modify, or cancel your weekly donation per your request.

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