GoFundMe has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund to deliver donations for certified charity campaigns. GoFundMe's platform and payment processing fees total 7.9% + $0.30 and are deducted from each donation. Donors receive receipts indicating that their donations are tax-deductible. PayPal Giving Fund does not charge a fee for its services.
In order to create a GoFundMe certified charity campaign, you must choose an organization registered as a 501(c)(3) in the US in PayPal Giving Fund’s database. Visit our Charity Donations page to search for your favorite charity.
If your organization isn't listed, find out how to get them added here.
Once you begin creating your campaign, select 'Charity or Non-profit' from the dropdown menu that asks "Who are you raising money for?" You'll then have the option to enter your charity's name or EIN.
When donors make a payment to your certified charity campaign, they'll automatically receive a donation tax receipt by email from PayPal Giving Fund.
PayPal Giving Fund pursues multiple steps to grant donations it receives to its donors' recommended charities. Pending distribution of grants, PayPal Giving Fund holds all donations in a secure, non-interest bearing bank account. The enrollment status of a charity will determine the method and speed at which PayPal Giving Fund grants funds to that charity.
If the charity has enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund, it will receive a payout around the 25th of each month for the donations that were made to your campaign before the 16th of that month. If the charity has not yet enrolled, PayPal Giving Fund will make reasonable attempts to contact them and invite them to enroll. If a charity does not enroll with PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal Giving Fund will attempt to deliver the grant funds by other appropriate means, including via check.
PayPal Giving Fund makes every effort to deliver each donation to the charity chosen by the donor, which by default will be the charity that the campaign organizer had linked to the campaign at the time of the donation. If PayPal Giving Fund is unable to make a grant to a recommended charity, they may reassign the donation to a different charity and will consult the donors whenever possible. See their Donation Delivery Policy for more details.
The best way to ensure your charity receives funds quickly and securely, along with details of the donations made through your campaign, is to ask them to enroll with PayPal Giving Fund. To read more about the charity enrollment process click here.