Learn about fees

No fee to create a fundraiser

There’s no fee to start or manage your fundraiser. However, to help us operate safely and securely, one small transaction fee (2.9% + US$0.30, which includes debit and credit charges) is deducted per donation. For more information about fees in your country, visit our pricing page.

Fees are deducted automatically from donations; the person receiving funds will receive all funds raised minus these transaction fees. They can review what fees have been deducted under the 'Breakdown' portion of the 'Transfers' tab within their GoFundMe account.

Fee example: If a donor makes a $50 donation to a U.S. fundraiser, the individual receiving funds will receive $48.25 once transaction fees (2.9% + $0.30) are deducted.

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, Venmo, 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 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. 

You can leave a voluntary contribution if you want to or you can change the amount to 0. The GoFundMe organiser will not see whether or not their donors leave a voluntary contribution to GoFundMe. Instructions for how to edit the voluntary contribution amount are here. If you've made a voluntary contribution by mistake, you can request a refund

For an example of how donations break down, see our pricing page.

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