Allow me to elaborate here.
Let's assume that each donor donated the maximum amount in each of the donated category amount. Adding up all of the donors in 2010 would turn out to be $18,137 on maximum amount of money donated in each donation category ($1 - $99, $100 - $499, $500 - $999, and $1000 - $2,499 with none donated higher than $2,500) while at a minimum it would be $4,242 in total. The amount donated for 2010 would fall between $4,242 to $18,137. Unfortunately, their donors page do not state specifically the total amount donated in 2010.
I took the liberty of screen capturing the main page with the thermometer donation bar graph on January 25, 2011 and added separation notches between $10,000 to $50,000 in $10,000 equal increments.
From what it looks like the amount donated to date (January 25, 2011) is about $35,000 since starting last year (see their 1 year anniversary announcement) when they officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in their first tax year of 2010.
If the thermometer donation bar graph is accurate assuming they used equal increments of $10,000 between $10,000 and $50,000 then that means from January 1 - 25, 2011 they appeared to have collected an additional $17,000 to $31,000 if you take into consideration last year's donation amount between minimum to maximum amount donated ($35,000 - $18,137 = around $17,000, and $35,000 - $4,242 = around $31,000). I sincerely hope that thermometer bar graph is correct. Did the DH Foundation collect between an additional $17,000 to $31,000 on donated money over the last 25 days in 2011? Yes, I'm questioning the validity of that amount. Is the graph accurate on total donated amount since 2010 at around $35,000, currently shown?
Yes or no?
Just as I have questioned DBC's website (NOT a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) about their hit counter showing 2.4 million hits (currently it is at 2.6 million hits four months later) making it look like people are flocking to it in large numbers, I feel it's appropriate to ask about the accuracy of that thermometer bar graph.
For any 501(c) non-profit organizations transparency and honesty are expected from them. This organization made that clear on their status seen at the bottom of their website:
The Deafhood Foundation is a non-profit community foundation incorporated in the state of California with 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Tax identification number 26-2603125.Transparency and honesty.
ADDENDUM: In December of 2010 they were able to raise over $12,000. But that is not shown in the 2010 tax year Donors page .
ADDENDUM II: Here's a PDF file of Deafhood Foundation's 2009 tax year return where it shows a $6,400 worth of contribution(s) for 2009 tax year. You can access any non-profit 501(c)3 organization's tax filings through Guidestar and you can get information on the organization's business and taxes.