Why does FirstGiving charge a fee?

FirstGiving deducts a total fee of 7.5 percent from each donation. Our transaction fee covers:

  • Securing and hosting the site so you can feel comfortable providing your credit card details
  • Vetting 501 (c) nonprofits
  • Processing your donations securely
  • Providing exceptional support: When you contact us, you speak to real people. Get to know us better.
  • Ensuring the money you raise gets to the nonprofit quickly and safely;.

We believe in giving all nonprofits the same opportunity to raise huge amounts of money, including the smaller ones who can't afford to spend a lot on technology, freeing them up to concentrate on their primary goal, whether it's medical research or running the local play group.


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