Learner's definition of DONATION
1 : something (such as money, food, clothes, etc.) that you give in order to help a person or organization
All donations are appreciated.
They thanked her for the generous donation. [=gift]
The organization is funded by private donations.
Would you like to make a donation? [=make a contribution; give money]
2 : something (such as blood or a body organ) that you give to a hospital or clinic so that it can be given to someone who needs it