One donation helps many poor people pay for essentials like rent, food, and utilities.
This fund helps people access essentials like rent, food, utilities, and more. Donations are distributed to verified fundraisers for individuals and non-profit organizations that meet the charitable class as defined by the IRS. This ensures that your dollars support the fundraising of many people, not just one.
Donating to this fund means you’re directly helping people across the country access essentials, like finding a hot meal or a safe place to sleep. And because we divide your donation among recipients, your support helps many different individuals, families, and communities.
How the Essentials Fund works
People start fundraisers to help with essentials like rent, food, and utilities.
OnHelpingHand.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, verifies eligible fundraisers.
Your donation is distributed to help as many people as possible.
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We deliver funds directly to individuals, families, and communities in need.
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The OnHelpingHand Donation Guarantee provides a full refund for up to one year in the rare event that something goes wrong.
Your donation is tax-deductible
Your donation to OnHelpingHand is tax deductible in the US.
Donate once, and help many
We make it easy to provide broad support with a single donation.