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LDS Online Donations - Q&A

July 2017

Can I pay tithing through LDS Philanthropies?

Tithing and Fast Offering donations are not processed by LDS Philanthropies but are handled by local church leaders using a paper tithing slip or the online tithing form at: donations.lds.org

Can I use a credit card to pay tithing?

At this time, only echeck transactions are accepted for paying tithing online in the United States.  To learn more about online tithing visit: Donations

Can I use a credit card to make non-tithing donations?

Through the LDS Philanthropies website, you can make donations using a credit card, echeck or PayPal. 

How will I be receipted?

Receipts for local congregation donations and online tithing come from the finance department either online or through your local bishop or branch president. You can print a statement when you log in with your LDS Account.

Receipts for your donations made through LDS Philanthropies are mailed or emailed at year-end.  Online donations are receipted by email immediately.

What if I want to send a check?

Make your check payable to the institution (BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College, or to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Please include a note about how the funds are to be designated (e.g. This donation is for the scholarship fund at BYU).  You can mail or deliver your check to:

LDS Philanthropies
1450 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604

What is LDS Philanthropies?

LDS Philanthropies, a department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is responsible for philanthropic contributions to the Church and its affiliated programs and institutions including:

Brigham Young University | BYU–Hawaii | BYU–Idaho | LDS Business College | Humanitarian Services | Family History/FamilySearch | Missionary Fund

How do I leave a gift using a will or trust?

Please visit our Gift Planning pages for information about this.  It is always recommended to work with your financial or legal advisor. If you already have named BYU or other Church entities in your will or trust, you can register it here.

Can I donate stock or other gift-in-kind items?

Appreciated stock, real estate, and other gift-in-kind items are commonly donated through LDS Philanthropies.  For information visit:  What to Give: Assets

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