Learn about fees

The following information applies to fundraisers in all supported countries except Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. If you are located in one of those countries, please click here to find out about fee structures in your country.

Read more about GoFundMe pricing here.

No fee to create a fundraiser

There’s no fee to start or manage your fundraiser. However, to help us operate safely and securely, our payment processors deduct one small transaction fee per donation (2.9% + $0.30, which include debit and credit charges). This is deducted automatically from donations; the person receiving funds will receive all funds raised minus these transaction fees.

What is a transaction fee?

The transaction fee covers the costs of credit and debit charges, safely delivering donations, and helps us offer more ways to donate—through credit, debit, PayPal, Apple Pay, or Google Pay (for most fundraisers). This is the only fee deducted on GoFundMe to cover all your fundraising needs.

Voluntary tipping by donors

Donors have the option to leave a voluntary tip for GoFundMe. By leaving a voluntary tip, you’re helping us to do more good in the world, and your generosity helps us provide a safe and secure experience for you and others in our community. 

Tipping is optional, and the tip amount can be changed to 0. Instructions for how to edit the tip amount are here.

There's a lot to keep track of regarding funds, so below is an example of a donation breakdown.

Example (U.S.): If you raised $500 from 5 donors, you'd receive $484 in your bank account:

  • There’s no fee to start or manage your fundraiser
  • One transaction fee—2.9% + $0.30—is automatically deducted from each donation, or a total of $16 in this case
  • Donors can tip GoFundMe, but it’s completely optional. The tip is added on top of their donation, so nothing extra is taken from the total donation amount you receive
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