What We Believe

Where Tithing Money Goes

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What happens to the money you pay for tithing?

where tithing money goes
  • You earn money.

  • You donate 10 percent of your income for tithing (see D&C 119).

  • You give your tithing to a member of your bishopric or branch presidency or submit it online at donations.lds.org.

  • At Church headquarters, the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Presiding Bishopric are the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (see D&C 120). As directed by the Lord, they make inspired decisions on how these sacred tithing funds will be used.

Tithing may be used for:

  • Constructing and maintaining temples, churches, and other Church-owned buildings

  • Operating Church-education programs

  • Printing scriptures and other materials

  • Doing family history research

  • Providing welfare and humanitarian efforts

  • Doing missionary work

  • Providing Church activities for fellowshipping among ward or branch members

Illustrations by David Green