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FAQs: Donating to charities via MSN and Benevity

Microsoft News 10/13/2018
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MSN has partnered with Benevity, a secure international payments processing service, to collect and distribute funds raised directly to the charities benefited by our charitable giving campaigns.

Who is Benevity?

Benevity is the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions.

Some of the world’s most iconic brands rely on Benevity’s award-winning solutions to power their Goodness Programs and corporate philanthropy, helping them attract, retain and engage today’s workers by connecting people personally to causes that matter to them.

With almost 2 million users around the world, Benevity will process donations for more than 100,000 global charities this year.

Find out more about Benevity here.

What is the process of donating to MSN charitable campaigns via Benevity?

When you click any ‘donate’ link on MSN, you’ll be taken to a secure page on

Donating is a three-step process:

1. Fill in your information and click the ‘Next: Confirm Donation’ button.
2. These details will be confirmed. If they are correct, click the ‘Submit Payment’ button.
3. Fill in your payment details and submit your donation.

You’ll then receive an email confirmation.

This program is operated by Benevity and utilizes local foundations to process your donation to each featured charity. Depending on your method of payment and currency, your statement may reference “Benevity Online Donations”, "American Online Giving Foundation", or “The UK Online Giving Foundation.”

You can see more of Benevity's FAQs here

Is it secure?

Yes. Benevity will ensure protected collection of donations and the safe distribution of funds raised directly to MSN's partner charities.

What will happen to my donation?

All funds raised by MSN will go to our chosen charities, all of whom have been vetted and verified by Microsoft Philanthropies.

Your donation will make a huge difference.

Thank you for your support.

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