FAQ

New to the world of charity gift cards or just have a few questions about what Donors Unite is all about?
See our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us!

Donors Unite's mission is to provide a unique, affordable and creative way for individuals, organizations and businesses to support millions of charities and local communities, with a custom charity gift card for any occasion.

By including or substituting a charity gift card for material gifts, an individual or business can fund the missions of the over 1.5 million easy-to-search public charities on this website.

By converting purchases of many material gifts to charity gift cards, we will have a huge positive impact on charitable giving and important charitable causes. Every gift card has the potential to increase the funds available to support the missions of all public charities. In 2015, Americans spent over $1 trillion on material gifts. If we are successful in converting only 0.01% of such spending to charitable gift cards, that would represent an additional $1 billion for charities.

Anytime and for anyone! Birthday parties, weddings, Mother's Day, bar/bat mitzvahs and throughout the holiday season. Or just to say "thanks for dinner." Any occasion that calls for a gift.

Many times we have to buy a gift for someone "who has everything" or for someone whose tastes we don't know. But often the recipient knows the gift was born out of obligation with little meaning. The Donors Unite charity gift card is the perfect solution. Why?

  • It's easy to give and can be sent via email or printed on your home printer. With the use of our unique gift code function they can even be delivered on your own stationary or card or on our pre-ordered customizable cards.   Gift codes  are great for wedding favors, corporate events  and gifts to employees, clients and customers.
  • Buying gift cards online is fast and convenient.
  • They empower your recipient to choose a cause that is meaningful to them, showing you care.
  • They engage the recipient in the giving process.
  • Charity gift cards are unique. Customize your gift cards using your own photos and heartfelt words. We help you get started with our beautiful templates.
  • They make fantastic last-minute gifts. Buy, email or print, give. Or set it and forget it -- send your gift card on a specific date.
  • They build strong bonds between you and the gift card recipient. There is so much more meaning behind a charity gift card than a bottle of wine or generic gift card. 
  • They make outstanding business gifts, especially for public or other employees under material gift restrictions. Customize them with your brand and messaging in powerful ways to show you care. 

A Donors Unite charity gift card works like any other gift card. The buyer provides the money, and the recipient does the shopping. With a Donors Unite charity gift card, the buyer provides the money, and the buyer or the recipient chooses which charity she/he wants to support. Choose a cause or local charity from over 1.5 million public easy-to-search charities on our website.

Here's an example of a digital Donors Unite gift card which is sent to the recipient via email.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite gift card printable from a computer.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite pre-ordered customized business card.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite pre-ordered customized personal card.



Computer generated cards can be sent by email to the recipient or printed on a home computer and folded and personally delivered to the recipient.

When you purchase a gift code you can copy the code onto any card or you can order a Donors Unite customized business or personal card and deliver it to the recipient as you would normally do with any card.

Our charity gift cards are available in any amount (minimum $10). Nearly the full value of the gift card (minus a small transaction fee) is disbursed to charities based on the gift card recipients' advisement. Member charities appear first in our search engine and if they receive gift card funds , a lower transaction fee will be deducted. For example, on a $25 gift card, after ALL fees including credit card processing fees, a charity will receive approximately 91 percent of the gift card amount if it is a member ($23) and 86 percent if the charity is not a member ($21.50). Based on analyses by independent organizations on what are considered reasonable fundraising expenses for charities, these ratios would give Donors Unite an A+ rating.

*Example calculation based upon a $25 gift card



DU Rate Visa/MC Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity
6.4% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.15
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity
3.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.78
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$21.53







DU Rate Amex Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity

6.4% + $.40
3.50%
$22.13
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity

3.9% + $.40
3.50%
$22.75
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
3.50%
$21.50

No. One of the best features of our charity gift card program is that it allows total flexibility! If you know your recipient's favorite charity, then you can choose it to be the recommended beneficiary of the card. If you don't know the charity or cause they care most about, let them decide. When they redeem the card, they can search for and select any one of the over 1.5 million charities on our website.

Over 1.5 million public charities. Private foundations and supporting organizations are not listed. Donors Unite licenses the nonprofit database maintained by Guidestar USA. If a public charity is listed in Guidestar, it will appear in our search engine.

Guidestar USA is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing insight into the finances and operations of nonprofit organizations to help donors make more informed decisions.

All Donors Unite charities come from Guidestar, a trusted information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. You can be sure that the benefiting charity you choose has been verified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Start at our Find a Charity page to find one that supports your favorite cause or local community. You can search by category and even drill down to a charity's physical location.

It's easy to upload your own photo, logo or artwork to customize your Donors Unite charity gift card. Just select "Upload My Own Image" from the "Create Your Card" screen.  Horizontal or landscape orientation in JPG, PNG or GIF format works best.  You can preview your gift card before you send it to make sure it looks a-ok.

If you are formatting an image specifically for our cards, it should be 1120 pixels wide x 630 pixels high, RGB color, and saved as a maximum quality .JPG file (must be smaller than 3 MB). 

Note: There is no extra cost or minimum order requirements for custom cards printed or emailed from a computer. There is a cost to order customized physical printed business and personal cards which you can deliver by copying a code purchased online. The cost of these physical cards are not considered a charitable donation and cannot be deducted from your taxes as a charitable expense.

Click "Buy" at the top of any page on this website or go here.

We accept all major credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Once you have a Donors Unite Account, you may also use the convenient Wallet feature to buy gift cards. We are working on expanding the program to include payments by check. Stay tuned for future upgrades to the website.

No! That's one of the ways Donors Unite is different from other charity gift card programs. Of course, if you want to have the recipient know how much you funded the card with, by all means have it shown. That is totally at the option of the purchaser. Gift card amounts start at $10, and the entire amount must be redeemed in one redemption transaction. Charity gift cards cannot be broken up into separate gifts to different charities.

Yes! Donors Unite gift cards can bring meaning to group gifts.  In such situations our standard customizable business and individual note cards might be most appropriate, but for very large orders we are able to work with the purchaser to have a fully customized card designed. The cost of setup and delivery of such cards will depend on the design and the quantity ordered. Please contact us with any questions.

It's up to you! When you buy your charity gift card, you'll have the option to email the card to the recipient immediately or at a later date of your choice. Or, you can print the charity gift card on your printer, and personally deliver it to the recipient. Or you can pre-order customized printed cards to be used with our gift card code function.

You bet! You can customize and buy any number of charity gift cards in one transaction. Each charity gift card will be added to your Shopping Cart and then you will pay for them altogether during checkout.

Purchasers who have signed up with Donors Unite inc. have an option to activate a "wallet feature." If activated via the Website's "dashboard," you will be able to add money into a virtual wallet, and such monies will be available to you in the future to purchase gift cards. Please note that if you opt to activate the virtual wallet, that we will charge your credit card for the amount you designate to be credited to your virtual wallet, and that you will also be charged a normal credit card processing fee for such transaction. This way the full amount you you intend to have at your disposal to be used for charitable gifts will be available to you for use in the future. Please note that any money added into the virtual wallet is non-refundable, and therefore can only be used for purchases on our Website. Money deposited in the virtual wallet must be gifted out to a charity within 3 years. After that time, the independent board of directors  of Donors Unite, Inc. may elect to choose the charity to be benefited.

Any time! Rather than a bottle of wine that will just gather dust on the shelf, give a charity gift card to your dinner host. Or instead of flowers or chocolate, show your employees that you appreciate their hard work with a charity gift card. The opportunities to say thank you, congratulations, happy holidays and thinking of you are endless. A charity gift card is a universal, meaningful gift for family, friends and large groups.

Our policy is to not accept direct donations to a specific charity through our website. Donors Unite focuses on supporting charitable causes through the purchase and gifting of charity gift cards.

Yes! The full value of a Donors Unite charity gift card is a tax-deductible contribution available to the purchaser of the gift card. After buying a gift card, the purchaser will automatically receive an email notification with a donation receipt to use for tax purposes.  The legal recipient of the donation on your tax receipt will be Donors Unite, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that makes regrants to other public charities pursuant to the advisement of gift card recipients.

We'll send you an email once your gift card has been redeemed. If you do not receive an email within a reasonable period of time, you might want to contact the person to whom you gave the card. When redeeming a gift card, the recipient can choose whether or not to disclose to the gift card purchaser the name of the benefiting charity. The email to the gift card purchaser will include the name of the recommended benefiting charity if the recipient decides to share that with them.

No, you don't need to create an account to purchase a charity gift card. But creating an account gives you the opportunity to see all of your gift card purchases in one place. Plus, with an account, you can print or download donation tax receipts for your tax returns at any time. You can also check the delivery or redemption status of past purchases, all from one convenient dashboard.

Yes. However, you may not be able to deduct your gift card purchases as tax-deductible contributions on your taxes.  Donors Unite cannot give tax advice, so please consult with your own tax advisor.

You get the honor of selecting a charity that you want to benefit from the gift card. Go to the Redeem page to enter your gift card code and choose the benefiting charity. Find your favorite cause or "give where you live" to a local charity with our easy to use search engine.

No. The purchaser made a charitable donation in your name and designated the charity named on the card as the charity he/she wanted to benefit. There's nothing more for you to do (except for maybe write them a thank you note).  Note that the legal recipient of the gift card purchase is Donors Unite, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, which has legal control of the donation, and makes regrants to other public charities pursuant to the advisement of gift card recipients.

No. The gift card redemption cannot be broken up. Only one charity can be designated to benefit from the total value of the gift card. The reason for this policy is to avoid the problem of "unused funds" that often occurs with the purchase of non-charitable gift cards. Non-charitable gift cards can be used on multiple occasions for an amount less than the value still left on the card. For example, you can use a $100 retailer gift card to buy a $92 item, but you still have $8 left on the card. Oftentimes, this card is never used again and that $8 eventually becomes a profit center for the retailer. With a Donors Unite charity gift card, you must advise a charity to benefit on the full amount of the gift card. And, if the gift card is not redeemed after 18 months, the amount on the card will still go to support worthy causes. The charities to benefit from unredeemed gift cards after the redemption period will be chosen by the independent board of directors of Donors Unite, Inc.

A Donors Unite charity gift card is good for 18 months from the date of issue. If a gift card has not been redeemed within that time period, Donors Unite may select charities to benefit from the unredeemed gift cards. However, funds deposited into a wallet are good for 3 years from the date the funds are added to the wallet.

No. The tax deduction is only available to the purchaser of the card and not to the recipient.

Donors Unite, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that operates a donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund provides simple, flexible, and efficient ways to manage charitable giving. The money that goes into a donor advised fund becomes an irrevocable transfer to a public charity with the specific intent of funding charitable gifts. Donors Unite, Inc. serves as the administrator of the donor-advised fund.

Donors Unite is different from most charitable giving platforms because we do not accept direct donations that do not involve the purchase of a gift card. Our goal is not to redirect the pool of funds that donors are seeking to give directly to charitable organizations, but rather, to channel a different pool of funds – namely, funds typically spent by individuals or businesses on material gifts – towards charitable causes.

Helping charities raise funds has become a passion for Myron Levine, Donors Unite's founder, who lost his son, Joshua, in 2010 in a tragic accident involving a tractor on a local East End farm.  The outpouring of love and support he and his family received from their East End neighbors in the face of such a tragic loss made a huge impact on him.

Myron has made it his mission to pay the generosity forward and help others in need. This led him to the founding of All For The East End ("AFTEE") which raised and through a grant process administered by the Long Island Community Foundation, granted over $100,000 to East End charities.  As a result of what he learned from AFTEE, he recognized a huge problem faced by charities in their efforts at fundraising due to the finite amount of money earmarked by both individuals and businesses for charitable giving. His answer was to look to a separate but distinct pool of money (The $1 trillion + spent annually by Americans on material gifts) and to create a charity gift card that could be a substitute or supplement for material gifts that accessed that different pool of money.

Not everyone has a printer at home. That’s why we added pre-printed note cards to use for personal and business gifts. These beautiful note cards are perfect to keep on hand for whenever you want to give a charity gift! It’s easy:

Step 1: Customize your order for pre-printed gift cards

Step 2: Order gift codes all at once or as you need them

Step 3: Write your personal message and unique gift code on each card

Step 4: You’re all set! Your charity gift card is ready to give to the recipient to redeem

We welcome any comments, questions or suggestions you may have that will allow us to serve you better. Please contact our customer service department here our website on our Contact Us page. Please provide details so we can resolve your inquiry, appropriately and quickly.

  1. More visibility - Members have priority placement in our charity search engine. On any search, whether by category, location, or both, members are always listed before non-members.
  2. Easy to integrate - This unique gift card program can be linked to your website through a "Buy Gift Card" button which we will furnish to you.
  3. Free marketing materials - Member charities will get ongoing marketing materials to promote giving charitable gift cards for every occasion.
  4. New funds - You will open up new sources of revenue derived from money spent on the purchase of material gifts which in 2015 amounted to in excess of $1 trillion.
  5. New supporters - Your charity will be exposed to donors near and far, who share the passion for your cause. Once they know you, they are more likely to donate again.
  6. Low transaction fees -   transaction fee (excluding the normal credit card processing fee) where the purchaser designates a member charity to benefit, is approximately 5% ($1.37 on a $25 gift card). For non-member charities, the transaction fee is approximately 10% ($2.65 on a $25 gift card). The difference is due to the fact that members furnish Donors Unit Inc. with additional information including information enabling us to make an ACH payment to them resulting in lower costs when processing payments to members.         
  7. Receipt of funds - Member charities receive funds pursuant to gift card redemption advisements in approximately 30 days and non-members receive funds quarterly.
  8. Donation tracking - Members can login to view the history of transactions involving their organization.
  9. Donor tax receipts and communications - Because gift card purchases are tax-deductible contributions to Donors Unite, Inc., which makes regrants to charities pursuant to gift card redemption advisements, Donors Unite provides donation tax receipts to gift card purchasers.
  10. Cost of Membership - The annual membership fee is only $25. More than likely one gift card will pay for the membership fee for the entire year.

A donor advised fund is a charitable investment account that provides simple, flexible, and efficient ways to manage charitable giving. The money that goes into a donor advised fund becomes an irrevocable transfer to a public charity with the intent of funding charitable gifts. Donors Unite serves as the administrator of its donor-advised fund. All gift card purchases are tax-deductible contributions to Donors Unite, Inc., which makes regrants to other public charities pursuant to the advisement of gift card recipients.

Donors Unite's mission is to provide a unique, affordable and creative way for individuals, organizations and businesses to support millions of charities and local communities, with a custom charity gift card for any occasion.

By including or substituting a charity gift card for material gifts, an individual or business can fund the missions of the over 1.5 million easy-to-search public charities on this website.

By converting purchases of many material gifts to charity gift cards, we will have a huge positive impact on charitable giving and important charitable causes. Every gift card has the potential to increase the funds available to support the missions of all public charities. In 2015, Americans spent over $1 trillion on material gifts. If we are successful in converting only 0.01% of such spending to charitable gift cards, that would represent an additional $1 billion for charities.

Anytime and for anyone! Birthday parties, weddings, Mother's Day, bar/bat mitzvahs and throughout the holiday season. Or just to say "thanks for dinner." Any occasion that calls for a gift.

Many times we have to buy a gift for someone "who has everything" or for someone whose tastes we don't know. But often the recipient knows the gift was born out of obligation with little meaning. The Donors Unite charity gift card is the perfect solution. Why?

  • It's easy to give and can be sent via email or printed on your home printer. With the use of our unique gift code function they can even be delivered on your own stationary or card or on our pre-ordered customizable cards.   Gift codes  are great for wedding favors, corporate events  and gifts to employees, clients and customers.
  • Buying gift cards online is fast and convenient.
  • They empower your recipient to choose a cause that is meaningful to them, showing you care.
  • They engage the recipient in the giving process.
  • Charity gift cards are unique. Customize your gift cards using your own photos and heartfelt words. We help you get started with our beautiful templates.
  • They make fantastic last-minute gifts. Buy, email or print, give. Or set it and forget it -- send your gift card on a specific date.
  • They build strong bonds between you and the gift card recipient. There is so much more meaning behind a charity gift card than a bottle of wine or generic gift card. 
  • They make outstanding business gifts, especially for public or other employees under material gift restrictions. Customize them with your brand and messaging in powerful ways to show you care.

Donors Unite uses the same nonprofit database that is maintained by Guidestar. If your public organization is a public charity and is listed on Guidestar, it will be available on Donors Unite. Visit Guidestar.org to make sure you are properly registered.

Any nonprofit organization registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity and is listed on Guidestar can become a member of Donors Unite. However, private foundations and supporting organizations cannot register.

Yes, charity members get lots of benefits that can help expand a charity's base of supporters and increase much-needed funds.

Donors Unite is not a traditional donation processing site. If you want to make a direct donation to a charity, we encourage you to visit their website to find out how to donate directly. You can even use our search engine to locate their website and donate directly to them on their site.

Donors Unite is different from most donor-advised funds. We do not accept straight donations for other public charities. We do not accept direct donations that do not involve the purchase of a gift card. Our goal is not to dilute the finite amount of money already allocated for charity donations, but rather, to increase the total amount available to charities from non-traditional sources.

Our mission is for individuals and businesses to include or substitute charity gift cards for material gifts. By focusing on gift giving, our goal is to have a huge positive impact on the total amount donated to charitable causes.

Yes! Members will be able to log into their account to view all transactions. Non-members have no access to this login data.

 No. Because gift card purchases are tax-deductible contributions to Donors Unite, Inc., which makes grants to charities pursuant to gift card redemption advisements, Donors Unite provides donation tax receipts to gift card purchasers.  Any funds your organization receives from Donors Unite are simply a grant of funds from Donors Unite pursuant to the gift card holder's advisements.

That is up to the card buyer. Unless they choose to remain anonymous, Donors Unite members will receive the gift card purchaser's name, email address and/or mailing address.

Only organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities may become Donors Unite members at this time.   

If your charity would prefer not to be listed on the Donors Unite website as a possible beneficiary, please email us at admin@donorsunite.org, and we will remove your organization from our charity database.

We welcome any comments, questions or suggestions you may have that will allow us to serve you better. Charities should contact members@donorsunite.org or call 1-800-553-2570.

Our charity gift cards are available in any amount (minimum $10). Nearly the full value of the gift card (minus a small transaction fee) is disbursed to charities based on the gift card recipients' advisement. Member charities appear first in our search engine and if they receive gift card funds , a lower transaction fee will be deducted. For example, on a $25 gift card, after ALL fees including credit card processing fees, a charity will receive approximately 91 percent of the gift card amount if it is a member ($23) and 86 percent if the charity is not a member ($21.50). Based on analyses by independent organizations on what are considered reasonable fundraising expenses for charities, these ratios would give Donors Unite an A+ rating.

*Example calculation based upon a $25 gift card



DU Rate Visa/MC Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity
6.4% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.15
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity
3.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.78
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$21.53







DU Rate Amex Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity

6.4% + $.40
3.50%
$22.13
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity

3.9% + $.40
3.50%
$22.75
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
3.50%
$21.50

Unlike other gift cards which can only be used at a specific merchant, a Donors Unite charity gift card lets you choose from over 1.5 million IRS approved public charities to benefit. Or leave it to the recipient to choose a charity that is special to them. View a presentation about our unique business appreciation program.

Donors Unite gift cards can be personalized with a greeting and background. Choose a background image from our photo library or upload a picture from your own device. You'll get to write a custom message to the recipient as well. Then, email the card or print it so you can hand deliver it to the recipient.

As a business customer, you may be interested in our gift code purchase program. With it, you can buy as many gift codes as you need. Then, print the codes on marketing materials or customized cards of your choice to send to employees, clients, trade show attendees or others. Gift card codes are sent to the purchaser via email. And once you have them, you can use them all at one time, or as needed on an ongoing basis. Print and mail, hand-deliver, or email them. It's up to you! For smaller companies who may need these cards on occasion, consider ordering our pre-printed customized cards which can be sent out one at a time by purchasing a gift code as needed.

For companies in need of a large quantity of cards, we have the ability to totally customize a card to suit your particular needs. Contact Donors Unite at hello@donorsunite.org.


Here's an example of a digital Donors Unite gift card which is sent to the recipient via email.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite gift card printable from a computer.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite pre-ordered customized business card.


Here's an example of a Donors Unite pre-ordered customized personal card.

Our charity gift cards are available in any amount (minimum $10). Nearly the full value of the gift card (minus a small transaction fee) is disbursed to charities based on the gift card recipients' advisement. Member charities appear first in our search engine and if they receive gift card funds , a lower transaction fee will be deducted. For example, on a $25 gift card, after ALL fees including credit card processing fees, a charity will receive approximately 91 percent of the gift card amount if it is a member ($23) and 86 percent if the charity is not a member ($21.50). Based on analyses by independent organizations on what are considered reasonable fundraising expenses for charities, these ratios would give Donors Unite an A+ rating.

*Example calculation based upon a $25 gift card



DU Rate Visa/MC Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity
6.4% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.15
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity
3.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$22.78
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
2.2% + $.30
$21.53







DU Rate Amex Fee Paid to Charity
Recipient Chooses Charity

6.4% + $.40
3.50%
$22.13
Purchaser Chooses Member Charity

3.9% + $.40
3.50%
$22.75
Purchaser Chooses Non-Member Charity

8.9% + $.40
3.50%
$21.50


Many socially conscious businesses have a favorite cause or local charity that the company has decided to support. All charities listed in the Donors Unite platform come from Guidestar, a trusted information service specializing in reporting on U.S. tax-exempt organizations. With over 1.5 million charities on Donors Unite, you can be sure to find a charity to support in our database.

Start at our Find a Charity page to find one that supports your favorite cause or local community.

Gift codes are sent to the purchaser. When you purchase gift codes, all of the unique codes will be emailed to the email address on your account. Then, you can customize the method of delivery by copying them on your own card or by using a pre-printed customized card with your name or logo on the card which you can order from us.

You can! When you set up a Donors Unite account, you'll be able to activate a "Wallet" feature and deposit funds into your Wallet using any major credit card or PayPal account. The funds are kept in your Donors Unite account for you to spend on charity gift cards at any time for up to three (3) years.  This allows you to take advantage of tax-deductible year-end giving to apply toward charitable gifts next year!  Please note that if you opt to activate the virtual wallet, the amount needed to cover credit card processing fees associated with virtual wallet deposits will be added to the payment transaction. This is necessary in order for the correct amounts to be allocated to each charity gift card that you later purchase using the wallet feature. Of course, any payments you make in connection with the wallet feature, including the amount needed to cover credit card processing fees, is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to Donors Unite on the date the payment is made. If any funds remain in your Wallet after three years, the Donors Unite board will select charities to grant the funds to. Donors Unite, Inc. will send a reminder to you at least 3 months prior to the expiration of three year period.

Any time! Rather than a bottle of wine that will just gather dust on the shelf, give a charity gift card to your clients. Or instead of flowers or chocolate, show your employees that you appreciate their hard work with a charity gift card. The opportunities to say thank you, congratulations, happy holidays and thinking of you are endless. A charity gift card is a universal, meaningful gift for clients, staff and large groups.

No. Donors Unite provides charity gift cards. Our goal is to encourage individuals and businesses to redirect a portion of the money normally used to purchase material gifts towards charitable causes instead. If you are making a donation to a charity but do not need a card to gift to someonewe suggest that you simply go to the website of the charity you want to benefit and make a donation to the charity directly on their website.

Yes!  Unlike the purchase of a material gift, the full value of a Donor's Unite charity gift card is a tax-deductible contribution, subject of course to the tax law as applicable to your business. After buying a gift card, you will automatically receive an email notification with your donation receipt to use for tax purposes. Donors Unite account holders can download donation receipts any time for all purchases made throughout the year.

No, you do not need to create an account to buy charity gift cards. However, to allocate funds to obtain charity gift cards post-purchase using the Wallet feature, you must have an account.

No. The donation from a charity gift card cannot be broken up. Gift card recipients can only recommend one charity to benefit from a gift card.

A Donors Unite charity gift card is good for 18 months from the date of issue. If a gift card has not been redeemed within that time period, Donors Unite, Inc. will select charities to benefit from the unredeemed gift cards.

No. The tax deduction is only available to the purchaser of the card and not to the recipient.

Charity gift cards are a great way to get started with client and appreciation gifts, or a nice addition to your current program. We recommend using pre-printed note cards when giving Donors Unite charity gift cards as business gifts. These beautiful note cards can be customized with your logo and company name, making them a unique marketing tool and reinforcing your commitment to philanthropy. Keep them on hand for whenever you want to give a gift! It’s easy:

Step 1: Customize your order for pre-printed gift cards

Step 2: Order gift codes all at once or as you need them

Step 3: Write your personal message and unique gift code on each card

Step 4: You’re all set! Your charity gift card is ready to give to the recipient to redeem

We welcome any comments, questions or suggestions you may have that will allow us to serve you better. Please email hello@donorsunite.org or call 1-800-553-2570. Please provide details so we can resolve your inquiry, appropriately and quickly.

For any other questions including how to become a sponsor, to advertise on the website or any other question not covered in the FAQ dealing with purchasers, redeemers, businesses or charities contact us at hello@donorsunite.org.