Erie Gives is a project of the Erie Community Foundation, and there's an incentive for people who donate today. To entice people to give, the foundation set up a pool of funds. This year's pool is $200,000. That pool is given out to the non-profits on a pro-rated basis. The more donations you get, the more you get from the pool. Last year, the charities got 9 cents for every dollar donated. The pool money came from the Erie Community Foundation, and companies such as GE, Erie Insurance, and Presque Isle Downs and Casino.As of 1 pm, over $1 million in donations had been received. The campaign will end at 8 o' clock tonight.