Greater Good Charities
Greater Good Charities

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Each week, a new matching fund will be released, communicated out on Thursdays of the prior week. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is matching the first $25,000 in donations the first week to the Clear The Shelters Fund. The match opens at 9am ET on 8/1 and expires after $25,000 has been hit. This is the matching pool for the entire campaign, not specific to your shelter, so motivate your donors early and often! We will update you all on the status of the match mid-week.

  • You should have received an email from The Clear The Shelters Fund with your link. If you don’t see it, please check your spam folder. If you still don’t see it, you can

    Another way to find your page is to go to and search for your shelter page there.

  • You will be emailed weekly donation reports that include totals raised and opted in donor information. If you’d like to receive reports more frequently, please contact

  • Donors must opt-in to share their information with you. If they do not, their information isn’t shared. Everyone who does opt-in is shared with you.

  • Donations to the Clear The Shelters Fund are received by Greater Good Charities, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. GGC issues tax receipts directly to the donors. Funds are paid to you at the end of the campaign as a grant.

  • Your donations, including any matching bonus funds received, will be paid out the first week of September.

  • Registration is closed 7/31. If you missed the date, we look forward to you participating next year!

  • Your supporters can send a check written out to Greater Good Charities with a memo indicating it’s for Clear the Shelters Fund and the Shelter Name. Example: Clear the Shelters Fund — Wally’s Waggin Rescue.

    Checks must be sent to:
    Greater Good Charities
    C/O: Accounting
    301 Union Street #21308,
    Seattle, WA 98111 US

    Mailed donations will not be eligible for matching funds.