Givio Charitable Banking

New to Givio and Charitable Banking™ with your Financial Institution?

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Charitable Banking™ enables Account Holders, like you, to donate to any qualified nonprofit organization in the US, directly from your online bank account … just as easily as you might pay bills online or transfer funds.

So you can make an impact, the moment the inspiration strikes, in just seconds — and track all that goodness in one convenient place.

As an Account Holder of a financial institution offering Givio, there is no need for you to download or sign up for anything to use Givio. All you have to do is log into your online bank account to make (and track) secure charitable donations in seconds. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your secure online bank account
  2. Find your Givio link — your bank or credit union may provide a link that says “Donate to Charity”, “Give Back” or “Givio”. If you don’t see the link in the main navigation, check under “Services” or “Marketplace”. Can’t find your link? Let us know!
  3.  On your financial institution’s Givio page, you’ll find a search bar that enables you to search the Givio database to find any of the 1+ million nonprofits approved by the IRS to receive tax-deductible donations. That includes nationally recognized big brand nonprofits as well as the food bank, school or religious organization around the corner from you. In addition to the ability to search for a specific nonprofit, your bank or credit union also presents a group of cause categories that feature nonprofits you may want to discover. And be sure to look out for sponsored fundraisers or matching gift campaigns that allow you to double or triple your impact for important causes in your community.
  4. Once you find the nonprofit you want to donate to, making a one-time or recurring donation directly from your bank account takes just seconds.
  5. After you’ve made your donation, you’ll receive a receipt via email from Givio, with all of the details needed for tracking and for tax purposes.
  6. In addition to your email receipt, a complete record of your donation(s) can be found in the Givio portal, as well as in your online banking transaction history.
  7. To make giving as easy as possible, bookmark your favorite causes for fast access. Just tap on the star icon in the top right corner of your selected nonprofit’s Givio page cover image.

No! If your financial institution provides Givio, your online bank account gives you access.

With Givio, you can donate to every IRS registered 501c3 nonprofit in the U.S. That includes charities, schools, Native American Nations and religious organizations. And Givio continues to work to expand the giving options for our givers.

Yes. On your selected nonprofit’s Givio page, you’ll see a star in the top right corner of the cover image. Click on that star and you’ll see it change color. That means the nonprofit has been added to your list of favorites for quick access, anytime.

How to favorite a nonprofit

Yes! Givio is an app that lives inside of your financial institution’s Core Banking Software. Whether you’re searching for nonprofits, browsing cause categories or making a donation, everything happens within the secure walls of your bank or credit union’s encrypted digital banking portal. Your banking data never leaves and is always protected. In fact, there has never been a more secure way to make a donation online.

Givio is an integrated part of your financial institution’s secure banking technology platform. Which means that when you make a donation through Givio in your online banking portal, you can choose to make that donation from any of your bank accounts because you’re already inside of the secure and private walls of your financial institution’s digital portal. So making a donation can be done just as easily as paying a bill or sending money to a friend to cover your share of a dinner check.

Yes. When you select your nonprofit and enter your donation amount, just select the “donate monthly” option. You can stop your monthly donations at any time by accessing the My Donations tab.

With Givio, there are no costs to the giver.

And because you’re donating directly from your bank account, there are no credit card processing fees. Givio does charge a small administration fee of not more than 4%, for the processing of the donation, which helps us keep our lights on. So if you donate $100 to your favorite nonprofit through Givio in your online banking portal, they would receive at least $96.00, or more. Some financial institutions cover Givio’s fees, however, in which case your nonprofit may receive $100 of the donation.

No! Givio never has access to your private banking information. Your banking information is always secure and protected by your financial institution.

Yes! With Givio, you control what happens to your data. Share your name and email address with the nonprofit, or maintain your privacy – you decide. Givio believes that respecting the rights and privacy of donors is the first step towards building trust and raising funds for the causes we love.

Givio does NOT monetize donor data.

Your donation using Givio is immediately received by the Givio Charitable Foundation (GCF), a 501c3 sponsoring a donor-advised fund (DAF). GCF then grants your donation directly to your nonprofit. GCF provides three really important benefits for givers and nonprofits alike:

  1. Security. GCF screens nonprofits making sure they are registered with the IRS and in compliance with certain regs and rules that impact giving.
  2. Acknowledgement. GCF provides the giver immediate acknowledgement and receipting of the donation.
  3. Cost savings. By pooling donations from many donors, GCF and your financial institution reduce the cost of processing funds to recipient nonprofits.

For more information about Givio Charitable Foundation, please see our terms of use or visit Givio Charitable.

Lots of ways! Givio and Givio Charitable Foundation provide services that help the nonprofits achieve their goals, for less.

By making the donation process fast, smooth and reliable, more people are able to successfully make more donations, whenever they are inspired to give. Most nonprofits operated on a shoestring budget. So we have created the technology to streamline the giving process for them.

Givio also makes it easy for your financial institution to create and promote fundraisers and matching gift campaigns to engage the entire community. Making giving simple, secure and a part of every day banking creates a better giving experience. Which benefits the nonprofits that work to make positive change in the communities in your neighborhoods, and around the world.

Givio disburses donations to nonprofits monthly.

No. You decide. If you want to receive updates on the cause you care about, you may want to give them your name and email so they can keep in touch. But if you would rather maintain your privacy, you can do that too.

Sometimes finding the correct nonprofit is harder that it should be. Givio depends on multiple data sources to provide you with the most complete list of nonprofits eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. This includes IRS approved data.

Unfortunately, not every cause a donor supports is actually a nonprofit that is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. For example, some causes are actually programs of a nonprofit and while you may know the name of the program, you may not know the name of the sponsoring nonprofit. Additionally, political organizations can be nonprofits, but donors cannot make tax-deductible donations to them, which excludes them from our database. And not every tax-exempt organization has up-to-date information on record with the IRS — sometimes a name has been changed for marketing purposes. We do our best, and we will continue to strive to do even better.

If you can’t find your nonprofit, try these steps:

  1. Spell out the full name. Sometimes your nonprofit may popularly be referred to by an acronym or a shortened name. The name filed with the IRS is the first search result you will find. Sometimes if the IRS registered name is different enough from the acronym or shortened name, you may not see anything similar show in up your search results.
  2. Check the name, check the spelling. Are you entering the name of a program, for example, but the actual organization name is different? Could the organization be sponsored by a government agency rather than a nonprofit?
  3. Search by EIN number. The Electronic Identification Number (EIN) is usually the best way to search for a nonprofit. Because there are many nonprofits with similar names, searching by EIN ensures you definitely have found the organization you’re looking for. If the EIN number doesn’t produce results, the nonprofit may not be in our database yet.

If you’re a giver, looking for your favorite nonprofit, fill out this Nonprofit not found form.

If you’re a nonprofit, fill out this Add my nonprofit form and we’ll make sure your nonprofit gets added to our database with a free Givio page after it has been vetted against IRS records.

Just fill out this short form and we will reach out to update your record.

Donations are received and receipted by Givio Charitable Foundation. In most cases, donations and donor reports are disbursed monthly. In some cases, special arrangements are made for disbursements to be made more frequently. When your nonprofit receives your disbursement, you will also receive an invitation to view your secure donor data file, which will include the first name, last name and email address of your donors that opted to share their information, along with the amount, date/time of the donation, and the name of the financial institution through which the donation was made.

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