Online Donations—Donation History Help

Last Updated: 7 January 2020 at 14:47

Getting Started

The Donations application on LDS.org allows you to access your donation history in real time and also allows you to print your own donation statements.

You can start using the Donations application by navigating to donations.lds.org or by going to the My Account and Ward menu on LDS.org at the top right corner of the page. Click My Account and Ward and then the Donations link under the My Ward section. You will be prompted to use your LDS Account username and password to access the system.

The Donation History page is offered in the following languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Cebuano, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Please select your preferred language in your LDS Account profile.

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Donation History (donations.lds.org )

This page allows you to see all your donations, including those made in your current ward or branch as well as contributions made in any previous wards or branches you attended. You can view your donations for specific date ranges and categories, such as tithing, fast offerings, or the ward missionary fund.

Summary View

In Summary view, you can see and print a list of your donations for the current or previous year, or you can enter a custom date range. The list shows:

  • The date of the donation.
  • The source of the donation:
    • Donation at your ward or branch.
    • A donation at the Church Administration Office.
    • Online donation (where available).
  • The status of your donation:
    • Completed—Your donation has been received and recorded and is now complete.
    • Reversed—Your donation has been reversed because of insufficient funds or for some other reason.
  • The amount of the donation.

Category View

In Category view, you can see and print a list of your donations by donation category for the current or previous year, or you can enter a custom date range. The list shows:

  • The categories you donated to during the selected time period.
  • The amount of the donations made in each donation category during that time period. For example, you can view and print the total amount of tithing and fast offerings you have donated since the first of the year.

Date Ranges

You can set custom date ranges by following these steps.

  1. Under “Select Date Range,” select Custom Dates.
  2. In the From field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.
  3. In the To field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.

To view the details of any donation, simply click the donation in the list. A familiar yellow donation slip will appear with the details of your donation.

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Donor Statements

You can view and print donor statements applicable to your area.

Official Tax Statement (not available in all countries)

The Official Tax Statement is a tax-valid statement that you can use when preparing your tax return. Statements can also be generated for past years to replace those that may have been printed out but later lost. To print a statement:

  1. Click Official Tax Statement.
  2. Select the country (if you have made contributions in only one country, you will not need to make a selection).
  3. Select the year from the Select Year drop-down list.
  4. Click Generate Statement.
  5. Select the statement you want to print from the list of generated statements.

Statement of Contributions

The Statement of Contributions will include all the contributions you have made during the selected period, regardless of country, currency, unit, or donation category. You can print a statement for the current or previous year, or you can select custom dates. To print a statement:

  1. Click Statement of Contributions.
  2. Under “Statement Options,” select Current Year or Previous Year, or select Custom Dates and enter a date range.
  3. Click Generate Statement.
  4. Select the statement you want to print from the list of generated statements.
  5. Click Print to print the statement. Your print options will depend on your browser and your printer.

Date Ranges

You can set custom date ranges by following these steps.

  1. Under “Statement Options,” select Custom Dates.
  2. In the From field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.
  3. In the To field, select the desired day, month, and year from the drop-down lists.

Generated Statements

You can select statements you have generated yourself or statements the Church pre-generated for your convenience. To view and print a generated statement, click the name of the statement and then click Print. The statement will print as a PDF, using the print functionality in your browser.

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Settings

In Settings, you will be able to review your name, member record number, email address, and other information specific to you. You will be able to change the settings for automatic email notifications, select whether or not your spouse’s name appears on donation slips and donor statements, allow your spouse to see donations made under your name, and decide whether your financial statements need to be printed by your ward.

Donor Details

The Donor Details section shows your name, address, ward or branch, stake or district, member record number, and email address. To make changes to your name, address, or assigned ward, branch, stake, or district, contact your ward or branch clerk. You can make changes to your email address and preferred language through your LDS Account.

Preferences

The Preferences section allows you to select whether to display your spouse’s name on donation slips and donor statements, to authorize your spouse to view your donations, and to print your own donation statements or have your ward print them for you.

To add your spouse’s name to donation slips and donor statements:

  1. Click the Display spouse name check box in the Preferences box.
  2. Click Return to Make a Donation. This option is only available if you entered this screen by clicking the help (?) icon next to your name on the donation slip. Otherwise, select one of the left menu options to exit Settings.

(NOTE: While your spouse’s name may appear on donation slips and statements, donations are recorded to individual membership records.)

To authorize your spouse to view your donations:

  1. Click the Allow spouse to view my donations check box in the Preferences box.
  2. Click Return to Make a Donation. This option is only available if you entered this screen by clicking the help (?) icon next to your name on the donation slip. Otherwise, select one of the left menu options to exit Settings.

Selecting this option will allow your spouse to view your donations when he or she logs in to the Donations page, and it will also generate donor statements for both spouses.

If you will print your own donation statements, click the My financial statements do not need to be printed by my Ward check box. If you do not check the box:

  • Your ward will print a year-to-date donation statement for you and give it to you before tithing settlement.
  • Your ward will print a donation statement or Official Tax Statement (as applicable in your country) for you and give it to you in January.

(NOTE: The process to obtain Official Tax Statements varies significantly by country. Please contact your ward clerk for additional information on how the process works in your country.)

To display the welcome screen each time you enter the Donations site, click the Display welcome screen when entering online donations check box.

Notification Preferences

The Notification Preferences section displays your email address and gives you the options of receiving email notifications with updates and general information.

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Answers to General Questions

Q1. Why doesn’t my spouse’s name appear on my donation slips?

A1. Donations are associated with one membership record number. They are recorded only in the account of the member who made the online donation. They do not appear in a spouse’s account. However, you can choose to include your spouse’s name on donation slips and donor statements. Go to Settings, and under Preferences, click the Display spouse name check box. Although your spouse’s name may appear on the donation slips and statements, donations are recorded to individual membership records. In case of your spouse’s death, contact your ward clerk or finance clerk and have him print your spouse’s donor statement for you. In such cases, you will appear as the donor’s spouse.

Q2. Why can’t I see my spouse’s donations when I log in to the Donations page?

A2. For legal and privacy reasons, donations are recorded under individual membership records. However, your spouse can authorize you to see his or her donations. To authorize your spouse to view your donations, click Settings. In the Preferences section, check the box that says Allow spouse to view my donations.

Q3. When I reviewed my donations, I noticed a donation was recorded in the wrong category. How can I get it corrected?

A3. Print a copy of your donation, take it to your ward or branch financial clerk, and ask him to correct the donation category for you on the ward or branch computer.

Q4. I have a question about one of my donations. Where do I go for help?

A4. Most of your questions can be answered by looking at the Answers to General Questions section of the Help page or by speaking with your ward or branch clerk.

Q5. What is the minimum age required to make online donations?

A5. You must be 13 or older to use the system.

Q6. I logged in to the Donations page for the first time, and I don’t see any of my donations listed. Where are they?

A6. Check to see if the LDS Account you are using is associated with your member record number. Go to ldsaccount.lds.org and log in using your LDS Account username and password. Click the Membership option and follow the prompts to assign your member record number to the LDS Account. You can also check with your ward clerk to see if the wrong donor, such as your spouse, was selected when recording the donation(s).

Q7. Can I add a note or memo to my donation?

A7. Yes, you can add a note to a new donation or to an existing donation. Simply click the Notes icon at the bottom of the slip.

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