Why am I not allowed to create a raffle fundraiser?

In the U.S., raffles are subject to federal and state regulations. If you are unable to select “raffle” as your type of fundraiser on Givebacks, it is due to one of the following reasons:

  1. Your organization is in the US and is not a federally tax-exempt 501(c) organization.
  2. Your organization is a registered 501 (c) organization but is located in one of the following states which prohibit online raffles:
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana (*Montana prohibits raffle ticket purchases by credit card, so Montana organizations cannot run raffles on Givebacks.)
  • New Jersey
  • Wisconsin

If you have only recently been granted your 501 (c) status, it’s also possible that your organization may not be in our database yet. In this case, please forward a copy of your IRS letter of determination to support@givebacks.com. Please be sure to include your organization’s name in the subject headline.


Questions? Contact Givebacks Support.

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