Donated to a nonprofit using a credit grant from your company? Donations made with a credit grant are disbursed following the same timelines as a matching donation.

Timeline for credit grant donations (U.S. nonprofits)

  1. You submit your credit grant donation on January 15.

  2. The status shows as “Awaiting transfer from your company.

  3. On the 1st of the following month, in this example February 1, Brights Funds invoices your company for the credit grant funds.

  4. When the invoice is paid by your company (typically before the end of the month), the status of the credit grant gift will change to “Received by Bright Funds" - in this example this would happen in February.

  5. You will then see the status update to "Scheduled" meaning the funds will be queued for disbursement in the middle of the following month - in this example, mid-March.

  6. We send the donation to your nonprofit in mid-March and the donation should be received by the end of the month. Checks usually arrive within 5-10 business days; ACH/direct deposit in a few days. The status of the credit grant donation will update to "Disbursed." Hooray!

  7. If there was a hitch with the disbursement of the credit grant, the status will display as "Held" and you can get in touch with our team at support@brightfunds.org for more information.

To summarize: a credit donation to a U.S. nonprofit submitted in January will typically be disbursed in mid-March.


Timeline for credit grant donations (Nonprofits outside the U.S.)

  1. You submit your credit grant donation on January 15.

  2. The status shows as “Awaiting transfer from your company.

  3. On the 1st of the following month, in this example February 1, Brights Funds invoices your company for the credit grant funds.

  4. When the invoice is paid by your company (typically before the end of the month), the status of the credit grant gift will change to “Received by Bright Funds" - in this example this would happen in February.

  5. You will then see the status update to "Scheduled" meaning the funds will be queued for disbursement in the middle of the following month - in this example, mid-March.

  6. We send the donation to our disbursement partner in mid-March and they work to disburse the donations in the weeks following.

  7. If there was a hitch with the disbursement of the credit grant, the status will display as "Held" and you can get in touch with our team at support@brightfunds.org for more information.

To summarize: a credit donation to a nonprofit based outside the U.S. submitted in January will typically be disbursed to our disbursement partner in mid-March, and to the nonprofit in the weeks following.


*Please note for credit donations, the two-month timeline is contingent on Bright Funds receiving the matching funds from the matching company, and may extend beyond that timeframe.


Related articles:

Credit card/PayPal donation timeline to U.S.-based nonprofits

Matching donation timeline to U.S.-based nonprofits

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

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at support@brightfunds.org.

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