PayPal Giving Fund donation reassignments

All donations made to charity fundraisers on GoFundMe are made via PayPal Giving Fund, who handles the delivery of funds to selected charities.  

Donations will be granted to charities according to PayPal Giving Fund's Terms of Service. While PayPal Giving Fund takes all reasonable steps to attempt to grant donated funds to the charity, PayPal Giving Fund has legal control over all donations. 

In the rare case that funds cannot be delivered to a charity, PayPal Giving Fund will reassign the donations to a new charity. 

Reasons for reassignments

PayPal Giving Fund can reassign funds from a selected charity for the following reasons:

  • A charity fails to meet the terms of our Nonprofit Certification Policy and/or fails to meet PayPal Giving Fund's due diligence standards
  • If a charity does not enroll and PayPal Giving Fund is unable to pay the charity by check (e.g., a check is returned or is not cashed within the time period specified on the check)

When reassignments take place, PayPal Giving Fund will, whenever possible, contact a donor to ask how they would like their donation reassigned. 

How donations are reassigned 

  • PayPal Giving Fund will (whenever possible) ask the donor to recommend an enrolled charity from the PayPal Giving Fund Directory to benefit from the donation.
  • If PayPal Giving Fund is unable to reach the donor, or the donor does not respond, PayPal Giving Fund will try to grant the funds to a charity that operates in a similar cause area to the original charity.

For further information, please review PayPal Giving Fund's donation delivery policy. 

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