Funds donated to your certified charity campaign are sent directly to PayPal Giving Fund, a US 501(c)(3) or UK registered charity. PayPal Giving Fund will then grant funds to your charity's PayPal account on a monthly basis once they are enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund. For UK charities, PayPal Giving Fund will also claim Gift Aid (25% of each donation) and pass along 100% to the designated charity once enrolled.
In order for organisations to receive these funds via PayPal, a financial administrator should enrol with PayPal Giving Fund using these steps:
- Log in to the organisation's PayPal Business account. If the organisation does not already have a business account established, they can set that up here.
- Visit this link and follow the prompts to confirm the charity status. After submission, PayPal will review the documents and reply by email within three business days.
- Once the charity status is confirmed, finish the enrolment process by following the instructions in this short form.
Once this process is complete, PayPal Giving Fund will process the charity's enrolment within 24 hours.
If the charity has not yet enrolled, PayPal Giving Fund will make reasonable attempts to contact them and invite them to enrol. If a charity does not enrol with PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal Giving Fund will attempt to deliver the grant funds by other appropriate means, including via cheque.
After the deduction of applicable GoFundMe platform and payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund grants the funds to the charity's PayPal account on a monthly basis. Payouts are sent around the 25th of each month for all the donations that were made to the campaign before the 16th of that month.
After the funds are in the charity's PayPal account, the charity can withdraw the money from PayPal, which typically takes 2-5 business days.
Note: certified charity campaigns are currently only available in the US and UK.