If your company offers international giving, Bright Funds works with multiple international disbursement partners to wire donations to nonprofits based outside of the US. Donations are typically sent to our disbursement partner the month after your donation, and our disbursement partner wires the funds to the nonprofit a few weeks later. Here is a general step-by-step timeline:

  1. You make a donation to your nonprofit based outside of the US.

  2. The following month, Bright Funds sends the donation to our international disbursement partner.

  3. Our partner queues the donation for their next disbursement cycle and wires your donation to the nonprofit, typically within the month or the following.*

*Please note this timeline may be extended due to certain factors, including partner disbursement minimums, or if nonprofit must renew its eligibility or banking information.

Here are the status updates you will see along the way!

"Scheduled" - your donation has been received by Bright Funds, and is scheduled to be sent out in our next monthly disbursement.

"Disbursed" - your donation was disbursed to the nonprofit.

"Held" - there was a hitch with the disbursement of your donation, and our team is working on it. You can contact our team using the chat bubble in the bottom corner!


Timeline for credit card/PayPal donations to nonprofits based outside the U.S.

Credit card or PayPal donations will typically be sent to our disbursement partner the following month you make your donation, and our disbursement partner wires the funds to the nonprofit a few weeks later. Here is a general step-by-step timeline:

  1. Donation made on Bright Funds will be queued to be sent to our disbursement partner the following month.

  2. Our disbursement partner works to get into contact with the nonprofit the following month to let them know of an upcoming donation.

  3. Our partner queues the donation for their next disbursement cycle and wires your match to the nonprofit, typically within the month or the following month.*

    *Please note this timeline may be extended due to certain factors, including partner disbursement minimums, or if nonprofit must renew its eligibility or banking information.

Example:

  1. You make a donation on Bright Funds in January.

  2. It is queued to be sent to our disbursement partner in February.

  3. Our disbursement partner receives the funds in February, and works to send the funds in their upcoming disbursement cycle, which is between the end of February and end of March.

  4. Once our disbursement partner confirms that the donation has been sent successfully, the donation status will update to "Disbursed".


Related articles:

Matching donation timeline to nonprofits based outside the U.S.

Credit donation timelines

Designating your donation

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