How long has By The Hand Foundation been in existence?
The By The Hand was established in 1990 by Robert Bensman and Cathleen Soprano.
What is the mission of By The Hand?
The mission of By The Hand is to provide a secure and anonymous way for donors to donate money to a charity or charities of their choosing through our secure site. Additionally, we help educate the public about why giving to charities is important and how it benefits both the donor and the charity.
What is the advantage of using By The Hand to donate money to a charity?
By using By The Hand to donate to charities, it allows the donor to remain anonymous. By The Hand also covers all fees charged by credit card providers, so that 100% of your donation goes to your charity.
What is the advantage of remaining anonymous for a donation?
After donating to a charity, many charities will continue to repeatedly solicit a donor for additional contributions. In some cases, the solicitations can be overwhelming. However, if you want, you can uncheck the anonymous box and your contact information will be provided to the charity.
How does By The Hand Support itself. Does anyone receive compensation?
By The Hand is supported by the Trustees and the Advisors of the foundation who donate their time. By The Hand has no full-time employees and no one receives compensation for the work they do on behalf of the foundation. Additionally, we do not accept any outside donations for our own benefit.
Does By The Hand keep any of the money I donate to a charity?
No, By The Hand is strictly a conduit between donors and their charity of choice. 100% of an individual’s donation will go directly to the charity. Additionally, By The Hand will pay the credit card fees associated with the donation.
Does By The Hand recommended Charities?
By The Hand does not recommend any specific charities.
Does By The Hand sell my personal info to third parties?
No, By The Hand does not sell, rent, share or disclose your personally identifiable information with other organizations.
Can I write off my donation when I do my taxes?
Yes, because By The Hand is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, you can write the donation off on your taxes. Please consult your tax preparer for further clarification.
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