About Our Directory
We believe that a wide array of charity choices is central to increasing overall charitable giving. As such, we provide donors with a large directory of charities to which PayPal Giving Fund may grant funds. All donations are made to PayPal Giving Fund Ireland, a charity registered with the Charities Regulator (No.20205692). Inclusion within the PayPal Giving Fund directory requires:
The PayPal Giving Fund directory consists of Participating Charities (hereinafter "enrolled charities") that have agreed to the PayPal Giving Fund Ireland charity user agreement. On certain partner programmes, the directory may also include unenrolled charities that have not agreed to those terms. We receive information about the unenrolled charities from publicly available sources, such as the Charities Regulator
Removal of a Charity from our Directory
As a registered charity itself, PayPal Giving Fund retains ultimate discretion over all donations it receives and reserves the right to conduct additional vetting of charities in our directory on an ongoing basis. For example, PayPal Giving Fund may investigate suspicious activity, and may remove any charity from its directory based on the outcome of such investigation. PayPal Giving Fund may remove any charity from its directory if it determines that the charity promotes violence, hate, or racial intolerance, or is engaged in money laundering or other illegal activities.
As PayPal Giving Fund's payments processor, PayPal may request that PayPal Giving Fund remove any charity from its directory for breach of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy or other relevant po licy or regulatory obligation. In addition, from time to time, PayPal Giving Fund may enter into agreements with merchant partners to enable customer giving programmes through their own websites. Such partners may choose to remove charities from their websites and programmes at any time. Finally, a charity may request to be removed from PayPal Giving Fund's directory and merchant partner websites and programmes at any time by contacting PayPal Giving Fund.
Delivery of Donations to Charities within our Directory
We take multiple steps to grant funds to charities recommended by our donors. However, the listing of a charity in our directory is not a guarantee that it will ultimately receive funds from PayPal Giving Fund's fundraising programmes. In the rare event that we are ultimately unable to grant funds to a charity recommended by a donor, we will reassign those funds to another charity in accordance with our Donation Delivery Policy. The tax-deductible status of the original donation does not change because PayPal Giving Fund is the charitable organisation of record for the original donation.
How Funds are Used by Charities
PayPal Giving Fund makes unrestricted grants and does not verify exactly how a charity uses funds it receives from PayPal Giving Fund and assumes no responsibility with respect to the specific use of funds. Donors may obtain information about the charities' programmes and use of funds by consulting their profiles as presented in the customer giving programmes we enable and/or the charity's website