Information for donors

What is Network for Good? Why is my donation directed there?

Google partners with Network for Good, a U.S. 501(c)(3) and donor advised fund, to collect and distribute the funds to the nonprofits according to Google’s recommendations. In accordance with U.S. tax law, Network for Good, as a donor advised fund, has exclusive legal control over the donations once received.

More information about how disbursement works can be found on their website: https://www.networkforgood.com/about/charitable-solicitation-disclosures/

Network for Good's privacy policy can be found here: https://www.networkforgood.com/about/privacy/

Is my donation tax deductible?
Donors in the United States

If you are a resident of the U.S., donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are generally tax deductible, but please check with a tax professional to be sure. You will receive a confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt and confirms that no goods or services were received.

Donors in Canada

 

If you are a resident of Canada, your donation may not be tax deductible. You should check your local tax regulations and review with a local tax professional to be sure.

Your donation is not tax deductible if you are a resident of one of the following countries:

  • Argentina

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Bolivia

  • Colombia

  • Croatia

  • Estonia

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ghana

  • Hong Kong

  • Iceland

  • Indonesia

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Kuwait

  • Latvia

  • Lichtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Mexico

  • Montenegro

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • Peru

  • Poland

  • Romania

  • Serbia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • United Kingdom
Will I be charged any fees or other levies?

Your entire contribution will go to the nonprofits, but if you reside outside the U.S., your bank or credit card issuer may charge you currency conversion / foreign currency transaction fees and taxes depending on the currency you donate in and your location -- please consult with your bank or credit card issuer for more information. You are also responsible for complying with any local foreign currency remittance and tax reporting obligations that may be applicable to you. 

Are there any legal limitations on my donation?

If you reside outside the U.S., there may be a legal limit on the aggregate amount you may donate, frequency, or the type of recipient. Please check your country’s laws before contributing to this campaign.

Is my donation refundable?

Donations are non-refundable.

How do I delete my donation history?

Your donation history from Google's donation initiatives (One Today, Donation Cards on YouTube, charitable donations on Google Play, and Google Crisis Response campaigns) is stored in a common donation account, associated with your Google account.  If you made your donation using Guest Checkout, no donation history will be stored in your donation account.  Likewise, if you have a Google Payments account, your donation will not appear in your Google Payments transaction history.

You can delete your donation account at https://onetoday.google.com/home/deleteAccount. If you chose to delete this account, any actions you took on the One Today platform will be anonymized.  Donations made with Donation Cards and for Google crisis response campaigns are already anonymous.  Deleting your donation account will not affect your Google account or your Google Payments account. For donations made on Google Play, deleting your donations account will not delete those transactions from your order history.

If I don’t have a Google Account, can I still donate?

Yes, you can use your credit card to make a donation using Google’s Guest Checkout.

If you choose to make your donation using Guest Checkout, you do not need to have a Google account or be logged into your Google account (if you have one). The confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt, will be sent to the email address you provide when you make a donation using Guest Checkout.

How does Google use my information?

Google collects your name, email, and donation amount for the purpose of facilitating donations, and such information is used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy. You can delete your donation information at: https://donate.google.com/home/deleteAccount.

For users in the United States, if you opt-to share your personal information for an individual donation with the end-recipient nonprofit, that information is used in accordance with the nonprofit’s privacy practices. In order to delete your information, please contact the nonprofit.

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