How to submit donations and fundraise

Deposit and balance

To secure a spot on a Global Village or Habitat and Thrivent Worldwide build, volunteers must submit a $250 nonrefundable and nontransferable deposit to Habitat for Humanity International. This deposit counts toward the program donation. The remaining program donation balance is due no later than 45 days before departure. For volunteers serving with an organizing group such as a church or social club, confirm the deposit amount and payment process with your team leader. All program donations submitted by organizing groups to Habitat for Humanity International are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

Donate online

Your registration confirmation may include directions to start a fundraising page. Once your fundraising page is set up, you will be assigned a personalized link where you and your donors can make all digital donations. Payments toward your build must be made in U.S. dollars. 

Donate with checks or money orders

Checks and money orders must be made payable to Habitat for Humanity International and mailed to:

Habitat for Humanity International
Global Village
322 West Lamar St.
Americus, GA 31709

In order for you to receive credit for your donations paid through checks and money orders, your personal Habitat ID and event code must be included on all donations, even those submitted by a donor. Write the Habitat ID above the name and address in the upper left corner of the check and include the event code on the memo line.

If you don’t know your Habitat ID or event code or have general questions about donating, please contact our office at [email protected] or by calling (800) HABITAT.


Mobilize your supporters 

Our peer-to-peer fundraising platform makes sharing your Habitat story with your family, friends and colleagues simple and easy. In just a few minutes you can create a personalized fundraising page. Details on setting up your fundraising page may be provided with your registration confirmation. 

Check for employer matching gifts

More than 1,400 companies match employee gifts to Habitat, and these contributions can be applied to your program donation. Check to see if your company participates in donation matching.

Before completing your matching gift form, confirm your employer’s matching gift policies. If eligible, have your employer include your event code and Habitat ID when submitting the matching gift. Matching gifts can only be applied toward your program donation if received by the payment deadline 45 days before the build’s start date.

Funds raised in addition to your program donation 

Our dedicated volunteers often surpass their program donation goals. Any excess donations cannot be rolled over to a future build or reimbursed. As with all donations, excess contributions go directly to supporting housing initiatives in the country where you served as well as volunteer programs worldwide.

Fundraising for airfare 

Funds raised in excess of the program donation cannot be used to cover airfare. If you wish to raise money for airfare costs, you must do so on your own.

If you have any questions about donations or cancellations, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at +1 (800) HABITAT.

Global Village FAQ

What kind of volunteer work can I expect? Do I need construction or language skills? Can I fundraise to cover my expenses? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program.    

Read our FAQs