When I donate, how and when does the charity get the money?

PayPal Giving Fund is the receiving charity of record for any donation made through its programs. PayPal Giving Fund then attempts to make a grant to the charity you recommend when you make your donation. Whether a charity is enrolled in PayPal Giving Fund determines the method and speed at which funds are granted. Pending distribution of grants, PayPal Giving Fund holds all donations in a secure, non-interest-bearing bank account. 

PayPal Giving Fund itself does not charge charities or donors any fees for its own services. In some cases, our e-commerce partners may choose to deduct fees from donations made through their platforms. These fees will be disclosed on our partners' websites.

We ensure all charities have met the eligibility requirements in our Nonprofit Certification Policy before including them in our programs. You can learn more about how we grant funds to enrolled and unenrolled charities by reviewing our Donation Delivery Policy.

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