Amazon Offers Payment Services for Charity Donations

    October 21, 2009
    Chris Crum

Amazon announced today that its Amazon Payments is now being accepted by a number of charities. Organizations include:

– American Red Cross
– UNICEF, Greenpeace
– Nature Conservancy
– Feeding America
– Heifer International
– Autism Society of America
– International Federation for Animal Welfare
– Children’s Miracle Network
– United Way of King County

Donate with Amazon Payments

"As the holiday season approaches, we’re pleased to be able to provide Amazon customers a convenient way to support a range of nonprofit organizations," said Mark Stabingas, General Manager of Amazon Payments. "With Amazon Payments, nonprofit organizations now have a simple and cost efficient way to process online donations while leveraging the fraud detection and risk management controls that Amazon Payments provides as part of the service."

Amazon customers can make donations quickly and securely using the information from their Amazon accounts. From now until January 10, they can go to to learn more about the process.

"With a significant percentage of consumers making purchases online, it is a priority for Children’s Miracle Network to incorporate online giving into our fundraising efforts. Children’s Miracle Network has raised $3.8 billion for children’s hospitals over the past 26 years by making the donation process as simple and straight-forward as possible," said Brian Hazelgren, Chief Development Officer for Children’s Miracle Network. "Working with Amazon Payments allows us to build upon our successful ‘low-dollar, high-volume’ fundraising efforts in a time- and cost-efficient campaign."

Amazon offers nonprofits a selection of what it says are easy-to-integrate and reliable solutions that enable one-time and/or recurring donations. There are also options for selling goods specifically for fundraising.