What is a recurring donation?

Recurring donations are an easy way to pledge ongoing support to your favorite nonprofits or Funds on Bright Funds. The donation will automatically process on the same day each month, and, if your company has matching, a matching gift will be generated.  


How to set up a recurring donation

  1. Once you find the nonprofit or Fund you want to support, click the blue Donate button, and you’ll see two options pop up. Select Recurring Donation.

  2. On the next page, you’ll select your payment method, donation amount, include a designation, and select the privacy setting for the donation. 

  3. That’s it! Your recurring donation will begin on the day you set it up, and will recur on the same day of each subsequent month. For example, if you set up a recurring donation on April 3rd, it will repeat May 3rd, June 3rd, and so on. 

Bright Funds will send you an email notification each time your donation recurs. 


Want to add more nonprofits to your recurring donation?

*Please note this is only applicable to recurring credit card donations, not PayPal donations

Simply visit the nonprofit's profile page on Bright Funds. Then select "Donate" and select "Recurring." You should then see that particular nonprofit get added to your current recurring donation - you can even customize the amount each nonprofit receives.

Please note that any nonprofits added to recurring after your first nonprofit will process the next cycle. For example, if you add nonprofit #1 to receive recurring donations, and set up nonprofit #2 a few minutes later to do the same, nonprofit #2's recurring donation won't take place until the following month.


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