Step 1: Navigate to

Once there, click on the "Donate" button in the middle of the page to be brought to a list of all of the organizations participating in Joy of Giving.

Step 2: Search for a Participating Organization

On the Joy of Giving site, you'll find multiple ways to search for a participating parish, school, or nonprofit ministry to support. Use the advanced Search tool on the home page, where you can enter any of the following criteria:

  1. Organization Name (if you don't find your organization at first, try different spelling or abbreviations, like "St." and "Saint")

  2. Location (we recommend using City, State for best results!)

  3. Cause (via dropdown menu)

Select the "Search" button after making your entry to see your results and navigate to a participant's profile. Click "View All" to open up a list of all participating organizations in alphabetical order.

You can also use the keyword Organization Search in the header bar at the very top of the home page for quick results:

Step 3: Donate to One Organization, or Fill Up Your Gift Basket

From the organization's profile, click on the "Donate" button in the center of the page beneath their name, or select the basket in the center of your profile to add a gift to this organization in your Gift Basket and continue browsing the site before checking out.

Step 4: Customize Your Donation(s)

When you're ready to check out, you'll have the ability to customize your gift(s) further. You can change the amount you'd like to give, customize your display name for your donation recognition, let the organization know if you are a new donor, and even include a personal message! You can even add/remove another gift in your cart without having to browse through the site again.

For more information about what these donation preferences will look like, you can check out this support article. Note: Some settings are on the final step, and not pictured here in Step 1 above.

Once you've completed these fields, navigate to second step of the donation process by selecting the "Next" button.

Step 5: Provide Payment Information

In the second step of your donation, you'll enter your credit card information, mailing address, phone number (optional). All major credit cards are accepted.

For gifts of $100 or more, there will be an option to pay directly through your bank via their online platform (see "Bank Account" tile option in screenshot below). To change your method of payment to direct transfer from your bank, please select this tile, finish the subsequent fields to complete your gift, then move on to the third step to finalize and submit payment.

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: Confirming Your Gift

In the final step of your Joy of Giving donation, you'll be asked to review and confirm your donation preferences, like anonymity settings. You will also have the option of covering the per-donation platform and transaction fees on behalf of the organization. All donations will be paid to your chosen organizations net transaction fees, which total 5.9% plus $0.30.

Once you have reviewed the information, click the "Submit" button to complete your donation! Upon submission, a pop-up will appear if you opted for the "Bank Account" payment; you'll need to log in to your bank electronically to approve the transfer of those funds.

Note: If you have made multiple donations during the same check-out process, you will see each single transaction on your bank statement, and will be emailed a separate receipt for each gift.

If you have any questions at all throughout the donation process, chat into the blue chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Our Customer Support team will be happy to assist!

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