Terms of Service


As a donor choosing to participate in DTE Energy Holiday Season Matching Gift Program, you enter into this Memorandum of Understanding which sets forth the services and duties provided by the DTE Energy Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the roles and responsibilities of all participants.

  1. In order for your gift to be deductible, federal tax law requires that we notify you that your gift to the DTE Energy Holiday Season Matching Gift Program is under the "exclusive legal control" of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. If the designated nonprofit organization loses its tax-exempt status, has closed, or for some reason, your gift becomes impossible, impractical or illegal to fulfill, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation is required by law to use its variance power to support a similar cause or charitable purpose in line with the recommendation. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  2. I understand that only donations made through the DTE Energy Holiday Season Matching Gift Program website will count toward matching as part of the program.
  3. Subject to number 1 above, I understand that my designated nonprofit organization will receive the amount that I have donated via a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan at the conclusion of the program.
  4. I understand that GiveGab.com is an online platform which will safely process all contributions made to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan on behalf of the DTE Energy Holiday Season Matching Gift Program.
  5. I understand that nothing on this site should be construed as a solicitation to make a gift to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in any state or country in which the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is not licensed to make solicitations.
  6. I understand that in no event shall the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan be liable for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, punitive or other damages of any kind whatsoever resulting from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits, or loss of data, whether in any action under the theories of contract, negligence or strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the site or any information or documents on or accessed through the site.
  7. I understand that all donations will be disbursed to the individual selected nonprofit organizations by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan after January 1, 2020.