There are two fees that are charged on top of your donation, so that the full donation amount goes to the charities in your portfolio.
First, we charge a 5% platform fee that pays for our server costs, the employees that build Give, and the research that ensures your donations are have the greatest impact. This fee helps build a sustainable business with a long-term outlook.
Second, we charge a 2% + 50¢ payment processing fee, which goes to our payment partner, Stripe. Stripe's fee structure for not-for-profits is as follows:
|Visa||Mastercard||American Express||Our blended fees|
|2.2% + 30¢||2.2% + 30¢||3.5%||2% + 50¢|
For simplification purposes, we've blended the processing fees to 2% + 50¢, based on our assumptions for usage across Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
As we gather more data on usage across the different credit card types, we may tweak our blended payment processing fee to ensure that the fees we collect are as close to the fees we pay to Stripe as possible.