Online Donations—United States (2024)

To make a donation, visit donations.churchofjesuschrist.org. For further support, clerks may contact the Global Service Center at 1-800-537-5932.

Getting Started

Donating online is an alternate method for contributing to the Church, similar to giving your donation to your bishop or branch president. When you donate to the Church online, you can access your donation history in real time, and you can print your donation statements.

You can start using online donations to pay your tithing and other offerings by navigating to ChurchofJesusChrist.org or by going to the My Account and Ward menu on ChurchofJesusChrist.org at the top right corner of the page. Click My Account and Ward and then the Donations link under the “My Ward” section. You will be prompted to use your account username and password to access the system.

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The Donation Process

Step 1: Make a Donation (donations.churchofjesuschrist.org)

To make a donation, click in the blank field and enter the donation amounts just as you would on a paper donation slip. For example, enter your tithing amount next to “Tithing.” With the field highlighted, enter the amount you want to donate. Repeat this step for each category in your donation. When you are finished, click Next Step.

Donating to the Ward Missionary Fund

Missionaries and their families make sacrifices to provide financial support for missionary work. They are asked to contribute a specified amount in support of missionary work. Nevertheless, contributions to ward missionary funds remain subject to the Church’s discretion and control and are not legally designated or earmarked for any particular missionary. These contributions are pooled to equalize funding for missionaries not supported by the General Missionary Fund.

To donate to the Ward Missionary Fund, click Select a missionary.

  1. From the drop-down list, select the name of the missionary.
  2. Enter your donation amount in the blank highlighted field next to your selection.

Donating Funds to the Ward Missionary Fund in Other Wards or Branches

To donate to a ward missionary fund in another ward or branch, click Select a missionary, and then click Missionary in Other Ward or Branch.

  1. Enter the unit number and click Continue. For help in getting a unit number, click How do I get a ward or branch number?
  2. From the drop-down list, select the name of the missionary.
  3. In the blank highlighted field next to the missionary’s name, enter the amount you wish to donate.

Step 2: Bank Account

The first time you make an online donation, you will need to add a bank account. Donations are made using an electronic funds transfer from your bank account.

To add your bank account, you will need to know:

  • Your account type (checking or savings).
  • Your financial institution routing number.
  • Your financial institution account number.

You can view this information on the bottom of your check or get it by contacting your financial institution. During the donation process, you will be directed where to enter the bank account information.

Add Bank Account

  1. From the AccountType drop-down menu, select Checking or Savings.
  2. In the “Name Your Account” field, enter a nickname for your bank account that will help you recognize the account.
  3. In the “Routing Number” field, enter your bank’s routing number. This is a nine-digit number at the bottom of your check, to the left of your account number.
  4. In the “Account Number” field, enter your account number. Your account number is located at the bottom of your check.
  5. Enter your account number again for verification.
  6. If you want to make this account your default bank account, click the Make this my default account check box.
  7. Read the Authorization and Acknowledgment box, and then click the check box to authorize an electronic withdrawal from your bank account.
  8. Click Save. You will return to the Select Account screen. When the account you want to use is selected, click Next Step.

Step 3: Review and Submit

On this screen, you can review and edit your donation and your bank account information before submitting the donation.

Edit Slip

To edit your donation, click the Edit button next to “Tithing and Other Offerings.”

Make the desired changes to your donation slip, and then click Save.

Edit Bank Account

To change the bank account for this donation, click the Edit button next to “Bank Account.” Add a new account, and click Save, or select a different bank account if you have more than one set up, and then click Next Step.

Submit

When you confirm that your donation and bank account information are correct, click Submit to complete your donation.

PrintReceipt

After submitting, you have the option to print a receipt of your donation. To do so, click Print Receipt. Click Done to finish.

Donation History (donations.churchofjesuschrist.org)

This page allows you to see all your donations, including those made in your current ward or branch as well as contributions made in any previous wards or branches you have attended. You can view your donations for specific date ranges and categories, such as tithing, fast offerings, or the ward missionary fund.

Summary View

In “Summary” view you can view and print a list of your donations for the current or previous year, or you can enter a custom date range. The list shows:

  • The date of the donation.
  • The source of the donation:
    • Donation at your ward or branch.
    • A donation at the Church Administration Office.
    • A bill pay donation.
    • An online donation.
  • The status of your donation:
    • Processing—Your donation has been recorded and is awaiting submission to the financial institution for payment.
    • Completed—Your donation has been received and recorded and is now complete.
    • Reversed—Your donation has been reversed because of insufficient funds or for some other reason.
  • The amount of the donation.

Category View

In “Category” view you can see and print a list of your donations by donation category for the current or previous year, or you can enter a custom date range. The list shows:

  • The categories you donated to during the selected time period.
  • The amount of the donations made in each donation category during that time period. For example, you can view and print the total amount of tithing and fast offerings you have donated since the first of the year.

Date Ranges

You can set custom date ranges by following these steps.

  1. Under “Select Date Range,” select Custom Dates.
  2. In the “From” field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.
  3. In the “To” field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.

To view the details of any donation, simply click the donation in the list. A familiar yellow donation slip will appear with the details of your donation.

Donor Statements (donations.churchofjesuschrist.org)

You can view and print donor statements applicable to your area.

Official Tax Statement

The Official Tax Statement is a tax-valid statement that you can use when preparing your tax return. Statements can also be generated for past years to replace those that may have been lost. To print a statement:

  1. Click Official Tax Statement.
  2. Select the country (if you have made contributions in only one country, you will not need to make a selection).
  3. Select the year from the Select Year drop-down list.
  4. Click Generate Statement.
  5. Select the statement you want to print from the list of generated statements.

Statement of Contributions

The Statement of Contributions will include all the contributions you have made during the selected period, regardless of country, currency, unit, or donation category. You can print a statement for the current or previous year, or you can select custom dates. To print a statement:

  1. Click Statement of Contributions.
  2. Under Statement Options, select Current or Previous Year, or select Custom Dates and enter a date range.
  3. Click Generate Statement.
  4. Select the statement you want to print from the list of generated statements.
  5. Click Print to print the statement. Your print options will depend on your browser and your printer.

Date Ranges

You can set custom date ranges by following these steps.

  1. From Statement Options, select Custom Dates.
  2. In the “From” field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.
  3. In the “To” field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.

Generated Statements

You can select statements you have generated yourself or statements that the Church has pre-generated for your convenience. To view and print a generated statement, click the name of the statement and then click Print. The statement will print as a PDF, using the print functionality in your browser.

Settings

In “Settings,” you will be able to review your name, member record number, email address, and other information specific to you. You will be able to change the settings for automatic email notifications, add or delete your bank account information, select whether or not your spouse’s name appears on donation slips and donor statements, allow your spouse to see donations made under your name, and decide whether your financial statements need to be printed by your ward.

Donor Details

The “Donor Details” section shows your name, address, ward or branch, stake or district, member record number, and email address. To make changes to your name, address, or assigned ward, branch, stake, or district, contact your ward or branch clerk. You can make changes to your email address and preferred language through your account.

Preferences

The “Preferences” section allows you to select whether to display your spouse’s name on donation slips and donor statements, to authorize your spouse to view your donations, and to print your own donation statements or have your ward print them for you.

To add your spouse’s name to donation slips and donor statements:

  1. Click the Display Spouse Name check box.
  2. Click Return to Make a Donation. This option is available only if you entered this screen by clicking the help (?) icon next to your name on the donation slip. Otherwise, you have to exit Settings by selecting one of the left menu options.

(NOTE: While your spouse’s name may appear on donation slips and statements, donations are recorded to individual membership records.)

To authorize your spouse to view your donations:

  1. Click the Allow spouse to view my donations check box in the “Preferences” box.
  2. Click Return to Make a Donation. This option is available only if you entered this screen by clicking the help (?) icon next to your name on the donation slip. Otherwise, select one of the left menu options to exit Settings.

Selecting this option will allow your spouse to view your donations when he or she logs in to the Donations page, and it will also generate donor statements for both spouses.

If you are going to print your own donation statements, click the My financial statements do not need to be printed by my Ward check box. If you do not check the box:

  • Your ward will print a year-to-date donation statement for you and give it to you before tithing declaration.
  • Your ward will print a donation statement or Official Tax Statement for you and give it to you in January.

To display the welcome screen each time you enter the Donations page, click the Display welcome screen when entering online donations check box.

Bank Accounts

Donation Accounts

The “Donation Accounts” section defaults to the account initially added. You can add additional bank accounts, select a default bank account if you have more than one account, and delete a bank account. Click here to learn more.

Reimbursem*nt Accounts

Members can receive ward or stake reimbursem*nts to their bank account via electronic funds transfer (EFT). The member can add one bank account that will receive reimbursem*nts. The bank account may be changed or deleted at any time. Click here to learn more.

Notification Preferences

The “Notification Preferences” section displays your email address and gives you the options of receiving email notifications:

  • When an online donation is submitted to the Church.
  • When an online donation is recorded in the Church donation records.
  • With updates and general information.
Online Donations—United States (2024)

FAQs

What is the average online donation amount? ›

Online donation pages had an average conversion rate of 8% on mobile devices last year, but the number of transactions completed through mobile devices increased by 50%. The average gift by mobile users is $79, while tablet users give $96, and desktop users give $118.

How much does the average person donate to charity in the US? ›

In 2022, Americans gave an incredible $499.33 billion to charity. To put that into perspective, it averages out to every individual in the United States donating $1,500. Corporations make up a small percentage of that giving: $21.08 billion.

Where can I pay LDS tithing online? ›

You can start using online donations to pay your tithing and other offerings by navigating to donations.churchofjesuschrist.org or by going to the My Account and Ward menu on ChurchofJesusChrist.org at the top right corner of the page. Click My Account and Ward and then the Donations link under the My Ward section.

Is it safe to make donations online? ›

Check the organization's webpage payment security.

If you're donating online, make sure the online donation form has “https” in the web address. That means your information is encrypted and transmitted securely. But encryption alone doesn't mean the site is legitimate. Scammers know how to encrypt, too.

What is a reasonable donation amount? ›

That said, while it depends on where you live and how much money you make, the average person donates about 2-5% of their annual income to charity. However, even starting with donating 1% of your income to charity is a great place to begin.

What is the biggest donation website? ›

GoFundMe has enabled more than $30 billion of generosity with Classy since 2010. With no fee to sign up or start a fundraiser, hands-on customer support, and the GoFundMe Giving Guarantee, GoFundMe is the platform for individuals and organizations alike to mobilize global support.

Do Democrats or Republicans donate more to charity? ›

Using voting and IRS data for the residents of 3,000 counties across the nation, the four-professor research team found, according to the New York Times, that counties which are “overwhelmingly Republican” report higher charitable contributions than Democratic-dominated counties, although “giving in blue counties is ...

Which religion gives the most charity? ›

Evangelical Protestants and Mormons in particular are strong givers. Compared to Protestant affiliation, both Catholic affiliation and Jewish affiliation reduce the scope of average giving, when other influences are held constant.

What charities give the highest percentage to their cause? ›

25 Nonprofits With Over 95% of Donations Going to the Cause
  • Patient Access Network Foundation (97%) ...
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  • Mayo Clinic (96%) ...
  • The Assistance Fund (96%) ...
  • Cross International (95%) ...
  • Food for the Poor (95%) ...
  • Scholarship America (95%) ...
  • St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (95%)
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Can you be Mormon and not pay tithing? ›

The tithe is God's law for His children, yet the payment is entirely voluntary. In this respect it does not differ from the law of the Sabbath or from any other of His laws. We may refuse to obey any or all of them. Our obedience is voluntary, but our refusal to pay does not abrogate or repeal the law.

Can you write off LDS tithing? ›

Charitable donations are tax deductible and the IRS considers church tithing tax deductible as well. To deduct the amount you tithe to your church or place of worship report the amount you donate to qualified charitable organizations, such as churches, on Schedule A.

Where does LDS tithing really go? ›

In keeping with the biblical practice of tithes, Latter-day Saints offer one-tenth of their income to the Church. These funds are used to: Provide buildings or places of worship for members around the world. Provide education programs, including support for Church universities and seminary and institute programs.

What are the disadvantages of online donations? ›

Cons of Online Donations:
  • Security Concerns: Online transactions are susceptible to cybersecurity threats, such as hacking. ...
  • Transaction Fees: Many online donation platforms may charge transaction fees, which can impact the percentage of funds that actually reach the beneficiaries.
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What should you not donate to charity? ›

Here are some common items that drastically add to disposal costs and should not be donated:
  • Broken or damaged items. ...
  • Incomplete sets or missing parts. ...
  • Food or drink. ...
  • Electricals that can't be PAT tested or are without the mains charger. ...
  • Bedding such as duvets and pillows. ...
  • VHS tapes. ...
  • Poor quality books. ...
  • Towels.

What is the best website to receive donations? ›

Readily available support can mean all the difference when raising money for your cause online.
  • Bonfire: Best for T-Shirt Fundraisers. ...
  • Classy: Best for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. ...
  • Fundly: Best for Crowdfunding Campaigns. ...
  • Double the Donation: Best for Gift Matching Programs. ...
  • Kindful: Best for Donor Management.

What is the average donor gift? ›

The average monthly gift is $51 for credit cards and $60 for those given by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), from donor's bank accounts. 7.5% of donations and 0.75% of revenue received in 2018 were recurring gift payments. 73% of recurring gift payments were monthly credit card payments.

How much of my pay should I donate? ›

“My giving varies by my income. I personally strive for 10% of my income, but giving is highly personal depending on your situation. I would suggest 10% is a nice goal to start with, but for some people, 2% could be good too. Giving is a little addictive.

What is online donation conversion rate? ›

Here's how to figure out your conversion rate: For a specific period of time, divide the number of people who made a donation through your landing page by the total number of visitors to that page. Multiply by 100 to get a clean percentage.

How much should a small business donate to charity? ›

A Chronicle of Philanthropy survey of the 300 largest companies on the Fortune 500 list found that they typically gave about 1% of their profit to charity. By contrast, according to data compiled by SCORE, 75% of small businesses donate an average of 6% of their profits to charity annually.

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