Receiving donation payments

Google partners with Network for Good, a U.S. nonprofit donor advised fund, to collect and distribute the donations to nonprofits. 

You do not need to be signed up separately with Network for Good to receive disbursements. 


Network for Good will disburse any donations to the address listed on your Guidestar profile (More information below)


Important note: Should your charity cease to be in good standing or is in violation of Google's policies or terms, your charity's account may be suspended.
What if I'm not a member of Network for Good?

You don’t have to be a member of Network for Good to receive payments - learn more

If you don’t have an account with Network for Good, but have opted in to receive payments, they'll send a check to your organization’s address on Guidestar.

As long as your nonprofit is listed in Guidestar's database and has not opted out of receiving online donations, it can be eligible to receive donations. 

You can also sign up for a free DonateNow Lite account on Network for Good's website, giving your nonprofit greater control over managing payments, your donation history, and more. 

What do I need to do if I’m already a member of Network for Good?

You can control your disbursement preferences in your Network for Good DonateNow Lite account.

Please ensure that you have opted in to receiving donations via Guidestar.

Payment timing

It may take up to two months for a donation to reach your nonprofit. All donations made in a given month are expected to be disbursed by Network for Good on the 15th of the following month.

If you're a member of Network for Good, you can check the disbursement information from your Network for Good DonateNow Lite account.

If your project does not receive a minimum donation amount of $11 during the disbursement period, donations will be rolled over to the next disbursement period.

More information about how disbursement works, and Network for Good's privacy policy, can be found on their website:

Change your mailing address

Network for Good will send a check to your organization’s address found in Guidestar's database. Learn how to update this address. 

Tip: You can also sign up to receive electronic payment to avoid any mailing delays.

Change your payment method

Create or sign in to your Network for Good DonateNow Lite account.


As required by the IRS, Network for Good has exclusive legal control over the donations once received. If Network for Good cannot disburse the funds to the selected nonprofit, Network for Good will distribute the funds to an alternate qualified U.S. nonprofit at its discretion.
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