A report from LifeWay found that many Christians believe that donating money to a non-church entity can count toward their tithes. Although 98 percent of Christians say that their tithe money goes directly to the Church, nearly half (48 percent) say it’s fine give it to Christian ministries instead, and up to 34 percent say that their tithing funds can instead go to a person in need. And notably, 18 percent say that donations to a secular charity are considered a part of their tithe.
Overall, 83 percent of believers think that tithing is a biblical command that still applies today, and only 8 percent disagree.
Source: Relevant Magazine