Frequently Asked Questions

Why donate to the ACCESS Foundation

The COVID-19 crisis is causing financial hardship to millions of American workers in virtually every sector of the economy.  Donations will go directly to hardworking families when they need it the most. 

Who can donate to the ACCESS Foundation?

Anyone. Every donation makes a difference and can be as a one-time gift or an ongoing periodic contribution.

How much of my donation goes to workers?

Based on the generous support of our initial partners to cover the fund operating expenses, 100% of your donation (less any applicable processing fees) will be designated for distribution to workers.

Are donations tax deductible?

PayActiv ACCESS Foundation’s application for tax exempt status is in progress.  Once approved, the Foundation’s recognition as tax-exempt under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) will be retroactive to its date of incorporation and donations would be deemed to be deductible charitable contributions. Please consult your tax advisor for any clarifications. Payments must be received before the end of the year to be eligible for a tax deduction in that year. There is no minimum contribution amount. Checks must be made payable to the PayActiv ACCESS Foundation. Checks made payable to other payees or multiple payees will be returned.

Can donations be directed to a specific employee?

Unfortunately, regulations do not allow for donations to be earmarked for specific individuals. 

Can donations be directed to employees of a specific employer?

Yes – if you would like your donation to be directed to employees of a specific employer, please contact

Do I get an acknowledgement for my donation?

The Foundation will provide a written acknowledgment of your contribution upon request and after receiving recognition as a tax exempt organization described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

Do I have to contribute to the Fund to be eligible to apply for assistance?

No, donating to the Fund is completely voluntary. Eligibility for assistance is based upon need and qualifying circumstance, and grants are approved by the Foundation’s selection committee.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact