Still have questions about how Open Humanity works? Let's break it down.

For Charities, Nonprofits, and Individuals:

Step 1: Join Our Family

Create an account for your charity, nonprofit, or yourself as an individual.

Step 2: Create Your Wishlist

Create a public list of items you or your charity needs. It will be shared with donors worldwide.

Step 3: Donors Purchase Your Items

Donors can view your wishlist and purchase the items directly for you.

Step 4: Receive Your Donations

After the items have been purchased, we work with our vendors to deliver your items to you.

For Donors:

Step 1: Join Our Family

Create an account to view different charities, nonprofits, and individuals.

Step 2: Find Charities or Individuals to Support

Find your favorite charities or the individuals you would like to support. View their Wishlists, select which items you would like to provide, and add them to your cart.

Step 3: Checkout

Review your cart and checkout using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any major credit/debit card.

Step 4: Track Your Donations

Open Humanity will provide an official receipt upon checkout, so your tax-deductible donations will be easily reported come tax time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can request donations on Open Humanity?

    Individuals and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS can request donations on Open Humanity. For-profit businesses are not allowed to register and request.

  • Are my donations tax-deductible?

    Yes, donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible. We’ll provide a receipt for your donation for easy reporting on your year-end taxes. Currently, donations to individuals are not considered tax-deductible.

  • Where can I find my tax information?

    Your donation history and tax reports are always available on your account page.

  • How long does it take for my donation to arrive?

    Donations to individuals are processed immediately. Nonprofits can customize their settings in their account page to ship donations at the frequency that works best for them.

  • I’m a vendor and interested in making my products available on Open Humanity, Who can I talk to?

    Please use our Contact form. Click here.

  • The product we need is not listed. How can we request a specific product?

    Please use our Contact form. Click here.

  • How do I request a refund?

    Due to the nature of donations, refunds are not supported at this time.

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