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Charity donations with Gusto Giving

Gusto Giving allows you to support charities you care about by donating directly from your paycheck. We'll handle the payroll deductions and donation processing to your charity through our partner, FirstGiving. Other benefits include the following:

  • Charitable donations are taken directly from your paycheck in payroll.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible because the charities you contribute to through Gusto are 501(c)3 IRS-recognized non-profit organizations.
  • You can choose to make a one-time donation or recurring donation each payroll.
  • We automatically include your annual charitable donation in Box 14 of your Form W-2.
  • You no longer need to pass paper receipts when donating to charities.
  • Your employer can also match your donation and contribute to your charity through Gusto.

Partnering with FirstGiving

  • All donations are processed by our partner, FirstGiving, an industry leader in processing online donations.
  • FirstGiving is able to support charities that have a free account with FirstGiving, as well as those who do not.
    • Distributions made to organizations who have not signed up for FirstGiving are issued by check and incur a check issuance fee. For this reason, we recommend ensuring organizations are signed up for ACH distribution.
      • To add an organization, please have them contact FirstGiving by email at [email protected].
  • FirstGiving has a 3.25% service fee per donation that is used to pay banks, credit card companies, and other associated costs of processing donations. Please review FirstGiving's Terms & Conditions for more details.
  • By donating, you are creating a FirstGiving account and your email will be shared with FirstGiving and the nonprofit you selected.
Note: Gusto receives $0 from contributions and takes no additional fee from transactions.  

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