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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.

0% Platform Fee for Organisers

GoFundMe has a 0% platform fee for organisers. However, to help us operate safely and securely, our payment processors deduct transaction fees (which include debit and credit charges) from each donation at the time they are made. Campaign beneficiaries receive all funds raised minus these transaction fees.

We also appreciate voluntary tips from generous donors.

Transaction fees

Transaction fees are deducted from each donation at the time they are made. Transaction fees vary by country and currency – see our pricing page here. You can also review our registered charity fundraiser fees here

Voluntary tipping by donors

GoFundMe has a 0% platform fee for organizers which means that beneficiaries receive more of the funds donated.  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. Your generosity helps us provide a safe and secure experience for you and others in our community. 

Tipping is not compulsory and the tip amount can be changed to 0. Instructions for how to edit the tip amount are here.

We know that there is a lot to keep track of about the funds, so see an example of a donation breakdown below.

Example (US):  If a donor makes a $50 donation and also chooses to leave a $5 voluntary tip to GoFundMe. 

  • $48.25 is sent to the beneficiary of the fundraiser after processing and appropriate verification
  • $1.75 is deducted by our payment partner as a transaction fee, which includes debit and credit charges (i.e., 2.9% + $0.30 per donation) 
  • $5 is sent directly to GoFundMe as a voluntary tip for GoFundMe’s services
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