Q: Can I send online donations through my online banking bill pay service?
The main concept to remember here to setup 'donations' as you would setup an online bill payment through the online banking features.
Virtually all banks today have online banking available to their customers. One of the key features they offer (usually free) is online 'bill pay'. Typically this involves a one-time set up for a payee (a company or individual you want to send a payment). You can select your payee from a list of common payees (utility companies, mortgage companies, credit card companies, etc) or manually input any other payee that you would like. Once you have setup a payee once, you can always use that to send subsequent payments (or donations in the case of Humanity First).
Setting up Humanity First as a payee would require the following information:
Name of the Payee: Humanity First USA
Once it is setup, you can send a donation using this payee. You can either setup a one time or recurring donation. You have complete control over amount, frequency, and when you want to send the payment. The bank will usually send a paper check and it will arrive at the payee address, on the date you choose. For more information about how to use your bank's online bill pay features, please try the following tutorial/demo links from several popular US banks.
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.