Are there fees associated with using CrowdRise?

Each donation made on CrowdRise is subject to a platform and payment processing fee. Donors are presented with the option at checkout to cover fees to ensure their whole gift makes it to the nonprofit.

CrowdRise’s fee structure assures donors that their contributions have the absolute maximum impact possible.

The platform fee is 5% per transaction.

Each donation also incurs a payment processing fee. Payment processing fees are an additional 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. This covers the safe handling of the funds, as well as a tight layer of security for both the donor and the beneficiary.

CrowdRise offers donors the chance to cover these fees, ensuring their whole donation sum goes to the cause.

Covering fees is entirely optional for the donor and is presented as “So 100% of your donation goes to the beneficiary” at the checkout screen.


On donations where the fee is not covered by the donor, those fees are deducted from the contribution before being sent to the nonprofit.