On Purim day, actual delivery, in cash
This includes all donations, even those by credit card and post-dated checks. They are all converted into cash and distributed on Purim day itself.
Prazim and Mukafim
Only through Vaad Harabbanim. Those living in places that keep Purim on the 14th of Adar as well as those that keep it on the 15th will have their matanos l’evyonim distributed on the day they keep Purim, since the donation goes according to the location of the donor, and the recipient.
100% of your donation goes to “the poor of your city.” And if you live outside of Eretz Yisrael, the tzedakah you send to the poor of Eretz Yisrael has the same Halachic status as Aniyei Ircha.
Most Eligible Evyonim
All the cases of need are checked only by the leading Rabbonim to ascertain that they are the most fitting recipients according to Halachic criteria.
All the Matanos l’Evyonim are distributed in such a way that every donor will be giving a matanah chashuvah to each evyon.
Because this is the highest level of tzedakah.
The total amount of money delivered to each evyon by Vaad Harabbanim is a respectable sum that puts him on his feet.
The evyonim receive the full 100% of the sum you donate.