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Can I make a donation directly from my bank account?
Can I make a donation directly from my bank account?

Learn how to donate directly from your bank account!

Katrina Grein-Topken avatar
Written by Katrina Grein-Topken
Updated over a week ago

Step 1: Locate an Organization of Your Choice

Search for the organization to which you'd like to give.

Step 2: Start the Donation

From the organization's profile, click on the "Donate" button.

Step 3: Customize Your Donation(s)

After selecting one of the donation methods, you will be asked if you want to:

  • (a-required) Choose (or adjust) your donation amount

  • (b-optional) Check for additional fundraising campaigns

  • (c-optional) Attribute your donation to a fundraiser

  • (d-optional) Change the display name attached to your donation

  • (e-optional) If you are a new donor to this organization

  • (f-optional) Make this a recurring gift

  • (g-optional) Make this donation in honor or in memory of someone

  • (h-optional) Add a public message to this donation

After customizing your donation, you can either click "Add an Organization" or click the "NEXT" button to proceed to payment steps for this donation.

Step 4: Select Your Payment Method

From the payment methods at the top of the screen, select the "Bank Account" option.

Note: The "Bank Account" option will only populate if your gift meets a specific donation minimum amount. For more information about the donation minimum amount, please see the FAQs which can be accessed from the "Menu" dropdown in the right upper hand corner.

Step 5: Confirm your information

Enter your first name, last name, email address, and mailing address. Click "Next" once that's all filled out.

Note: Your email address is required so we can send you a tax-deductible receipt. 

Note: If you're not located in the U.S., you will be able to select another country from the "Country" dropdown box, and you'll be able to continue the donation process from there.

Step 6: Confirm Your Gift

Review your information to ensure that it is accurate. You will also have the option of covering the associated fees that will be incurred by the organization. Once you are sure the information is accurate, click the "Submit" button.

Step 7: Enter Your Bank Account Credentials 

Click the "Continue" button to proceed, then select your bank from the listing. In the text fields, enter your bank account user ID and password to proceed.

Note: Plaid supports over 1,700 financial institutions, allowing you to choose from a wide range of banks.

Step 8: Select Your Account 

Choose the account (such as checking or savings) from which you would like to make your donation, then click the "Continue" button. 

Note: Once you click the "Continue" button, your donation will automatically be processed.

Step 9: Receive Your Receipt

Once the donation is completed, you will receive one receipt in your email inbox for every organization to which you made a gift.

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