PayPal Giving Fund

Learn More about PayPal Giving Fund and Enroll


PayPal Giving Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and Donor Advised Fund that uses PayPal technology to process donations to nonprofits via check or direct deposit. PayPal Giving Fund is preferable to nonprofits who wish to receive a physical donation check. Nonprofits electing to use PayPal Giving Fund have the option to enroll in order to receive their funds quicker or receive more detailed donor information. PayPal Giving Fund is the default payment processor on CrowdRise.

PayPal Giving Fund receives donations from users on CrowdRise, then grants the funds to donor-recommended charities.

PayPal Giving Fund Feature Breakdown

  • Supports 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the United States only
  • 2.9% + $0.30 payment processing fee per donation*
  • Donor Advised Fund
  • PCI Level 1 compliant
  • Access to funds via check between 40 and 90 days from original donation date (no enrollment necessary)
  • Optional enrollment with PayPal Giving Fund enables nonprofit to receive funds electronically
  • Funds deposited monthly via PayPal business account (enrolled nonprofits only)
  • Additional access to basic reporting information in PayPal Giving Fund dashboard (enrolled nonprofits only)
  • Donors will receive two emails when making a donation: 1) Donation confirmation from CrowdRise and 2) Donation tax receipt from PayPal Giving Fund

You can find out more about PayPal Giving Fund by visiting their FAQ or contacting them.


For more information on how to enroll in PayPal Giving Fund, click Here.

*This fee is in addition to the CrowdRise transaction fee, which varies depending on your nonprofit subscription plan. Payment Processing fees for PayPal Giving Fund are the same as fees for WePay. The payment processing fee can be covered by your donors at checkout.