The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c) 3 private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the ExEL Foundation when selected by you. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by your purchases on AmazonSmile.
How does AmazonSmile work for the ExEL Foundation?
When you first visit AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization (Please select the ExEL Foundation) from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization (ExEL Foundation). For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the (ExEL Foundation) if selected by you.
Very Simple Process (Painless for you and for ExEL)
Just log into Amazon and like it has been for the last few years – you are prompted to select a charitable organization (please choose ExEL Foundation). We are listed as one of nearly one million organizations that qualify. Next time when you log into Amazon you will be prompted to select either Amazon or AmazonSmile (Both are exactly the same company with the same products and purchase prices) to make your purchases (always select AmazonSmile and ExEl will benefit). If you bookmark AmazonSmile or put it on your favorites list – you will be able to easily log-in and buy from them each time you shop and ExEL will benefit. And YES, it works with Amazon Prime. ExEL does not receive any donor information, So….. The Children say Thank you in advance.
How does the ExEL Foundation receive the donations?
Each quarter, the AmazonSmile Foundation makes donations to the ExEL Foundation by electronic funds transfer.