About us

Our mission

PayPal Giving Fund is a registered non-profit that raises new funds for charities through technology. Harnessing PayPal’s assets, PayPal Giving Fund is working to create a network of donors, businesses & charities so all can participate in helping charities raise new, unrestricted funds. Working with leading internet businesses, PayPal Giving Fund generates more than $35m in donations each year to benefit charities in the US and UK. Participation in PayPal Giving Fund is free, and we provide donation and donor reports, issue tax receipts, aggregate donations for monthly electronic distribution, and handle legal registration requirements — all without charging donors or charities for our services.*

Our partners

PayPal

PayPal makes it easy for donors to find and support their favorite charities while at home or on the go. Giving opportunities embedded in the PayPal customer experience are enhanced by seasonal campaigns and promotions that forge new connections and inspire people to give more and more often.

eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity makes it easy for buyers and sellers to support your charity in one of the world’s largest marketplaces. When your charity is part of the PayPal Giving Fund network, eBay sellers can donate a portion of their sales to benefit your organization, and buyers can add donations at checkout. Special features help eBay for Charity items stand out, and eBay incentivizes charitable selling by crediting sales fees on charitable proceeds.

Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle, is a leading retailer of digital games and eBooks that offers its customers the opportunity to support the charities in our network with every purchase they make. Through an innovative “pay what you want” pricing model, customers can choose not only what they want to pay, but also designate that a portion of the sale be donated to the charity of their choice.

GoFundMe

GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that lets people raise funds to benefit their favorite charities. Through the site, your supporters can create their own unique fundraising campaigns to support your charity. Then they can share their campaigns through social media to drive donations. It’s a great way to raise funds, and raise awareness of your cause.

Our team

Nick Aldridge

CEO

Nick heads up the PayPal Giving Fund team globally, supporting the U.S. and U.K. boards in developing and driving the organisation's strategy. Nick joined PayPal Giving Fund from ACEVO, the professional network for charity leaders, where as director of strategy he led the association's policy and professional development teams for three years, and undertook a secondment to the Cabinet Office to work on public service reform. He sits on the advisory board for the Institute of Fundraising National Convention, and is a trustee of the Willow Foundation.

He holds the Institute of Directors qualification in Company Directorship and a first class Philosophy degree from Cambridge. Nick is married with two children and lives in London. In his spare time he cycles, plays badminton and jazz guitar and gives talks on philosophy.

Joshua Tripp

President and CFO

Joshua has spent the past two decades working at the intersection of financial services and innovation. Prior to joining PayPal, Joshua was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Grameen Foundation, an international poverty alleviation organization bringing financial services to the poor and poorest. Before joining Grameen Foundation, Joshua was a Vice President at Community Wealth Partners where he worked with dozens of social enterprises, helping them to increase their financial sustainability. Previously, Joshua was a Project Manager for GS Telecom, a start-up satellite telecommunications company in Ghana, and worked in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Williams College. Joshua is married with two children, and he enjoys trail running, bicycling, coaching youth sports, and 80s cover bands.

Ryanne Putnam

Product and Operations Manager

Ryanne is the PayPal Giving Fund product owner and also oversees customer operations for PayPal Giving Fund U.S. She ensures the success of PayPal Giving Fund’s programs through promotion of user-focused product planning, content management practices, and program-wide design thinking. Since joining PayPal Giving Fund in 2011, Ryanne has helped PayPal Giving Fund grow over 350% in donation volume and implemented efficiency measures to better respond to and support some of the largest charities in the U.S. She has lived and travelled throughout North America and Europe and is very happy to call Washington DC home. She has a BA from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She loves reading, user experience design, knitting, learning new languages, traveling, and exploring DC.

Ying Zhang

Senior Staff Accountant

Ying joined PayPal Giving Fund (at the time MissionFish) as a support engineer to make sure our site and systems run as smoothly as possible. Her duties included researching, debugging, and finding solutions to the most complex technical issues. Today, Ying processes daily donation transactions and establishes payments to our charities in the U.S. and U.K. Among other responsibilities, she specializes in reconciling our financial and online systems to ensure all donations are accurately processed. Ying has a Master's degree in Computer Science from George Mason University. She enjoys globetrotting and has traveled extensively across Asia including Japan, India, Thailand, Tibet, and Hong Kong. For future voyages, her sights are set on Europe.

Nuru Kiyemba

VP Accounting & Controller

Nuru manages PayPal Giving Fund’s accounting activities.  Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, she worked for Atlantic Recycling Group, LLC (ARG), a scrap metal recycling company in Rockville, MD. During her 9 year tenure at ARG, Nuru assisted with the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP system, handled separate and consolidated financial reporting for 11 subsidiary companies, developed and managed an accounting team, and improved processes and internal controls.  Nuru started out in the non-profit sector in 2001 working with the Jewish War Veteran’s museum, Common Cause and subsequently Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), all in Washington, DC.  She is a chartered CPA in Virginia and graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Carolina – Columbia. Aside from spending time with her husband and 2 kids, Nuru enjoys swimming and reading, and hopes to get back into travelling in the near future!

Josh Tobash

Accountant

Josh is responsible for daily and monthly activities related to accounting/finance at the PayPal Giving Fund.  He has held various revenue accounting roles at Safenet, Sourcefire, and Cisco, all of which are leading cyber-security companies.  He has a MBA from Loyola University Maryland with a focus on international business and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Towson University.  Aside from his responsibilities at the PayPal Giving Fund, he enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking, comedy, photography, and traveling.  His favorite travel spots are Monterey County, California, Mackinac Island, Denmark, and Singapore.

Our board

PayPal Giving Fund is overseen by an experienced Board of Directors which, on behalf of our donors and beneficiaries, is charged with governing our operations, monitoring our effectiveness, and establishing overall strategy. Among other responsibilities, the board meets regularly to oversee the organization's policies and practices to promote integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Sean Milliken

Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal

As PayPal’s Head of Global Social Innovation, Sean Milliken leads the company’s efforts to harness the power of its unique assets and expertise to improve the lives of people and the communities in which they live and work. Previous to his current role, Milliken served as Director of Nonprofit Strategy for eBay Inc. Milliken joined eBay Inc. following their acquisition of MissionFish, an organization he founded in 1999 and led until 2011. Under his leadership, the award-winning social enterprise teamed up with eBay to launch eBay Giving Works, a ground-breaking charitable giving program that enables eBay’s community of users to donate to their favorite causes through their buying and selling activity – and that has raised over $500 million since its inception.

Sean started MissionFish after working as Associate Vice President of Marketing & Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. He developed a passion for using entrepreneurial initiatives for social good while helping teens start successful businesses. He led a collaboration with the University of Southern California Entrepreneur Program that created the Center for Entrepreneurship at Manual Arts High School, a business incubator and micro-loan program for young people in South Central Los Angeles. Sean began his career at Communities In Schools, the nation's leading community-based organization devoted to helping young people succeed in school and prepare for life.

He is a co-author featured in the book Innovation and Technology Strategies, the Founding Board Chair for the PayPal Giving Fund, and a member of the National Leadership Council for Communities In Schools.

Bill Barmeier

Philanthropic and Investment Professional

Bill Barmeier is a retired philanthropic and investment professional, with diverse experience spanning management, finance, and legal positions. Most recently, he was a Partner and the Head of Investments for Omidyar Network (ON), a philanthropic investment firm that funds organizations – non-profit and for-profit – with the aim to bring about sector-level change and create social impact at scale. Prior to joining ON, Bill served in several senior-level positions at eBay Inc. He was the vice president responsible for eBay’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, a role in which he guided the strategy and expansion of the company’s social ventures, philanthropic programs, and environmental activities. Earlier he was eBay’s vice president of corporate development, responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing the company’s acquisitions, investments, and other strategic transactions. Prior to eBay, Bill was a partner of a venture capital firm and held management positions with several Silicon Valley companies. He began his career as a corporate lawyer. Bill earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a JD from Stanford Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

John Kunze

VP, Global Consumer Product and Xoom, PayPal

John Kunze brings in-depth knowledge of global payments technology to PayPal. As head of Global Consumer Products and Xoom, John upholds PayPal’s global consumer product vision for hundreds of millions of customers, in more than 200 markets around the world. John leads an international team charged with deploying and operating consumer products and commercial strategies for PayPal’s products and portfolio brands, including oversight of Xoom.

John came to PayPal with the acquisition of Xoom in November 2015. As President and CEO of Xoom, he and his team built one of the most innovative platforms in the digital money transfer and remittance space, with the majority of transactions taking place on a mobile device. Xoom helps customers send money and pay bills for family and friends in 56 countries including China, India, Pakistan, Mexico and the Philippines, in a secure, safe, fast and a cost-effective way.

John joined Xoom as a director in 2004 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Xoom in 2006. Prior to Xoom, John was President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Plumtree Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions, until they were acquired by BEA Systems, Inc. in 2005. Before he joined Plumtree in 1998, John worked at Adobe Systems Inc. in a variety of product roles. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

Aaron Anderson

Chief Accounting Officer, PayPal

Aaron Anderson is the Chief Accounting Officer for PayPal Holdings, Inc. As a Section 16 Officer for PayPal, Aaron is responsible for External Financial Reporting, Accounting Operations, Financial Shared Services, Financial Systems, Finance M&A, Finance Risk and Global Payroll. Prior to being named Chief Accounting Officer of PayPal, Aaron was the controller of the eBay, Inc. payments segment leading up to the PayPal Initial Public Offering. Before joining eBay, Inc., Aaron was Assistant Controller at MasterCard and Director of IFRS Policy and Implementation at IBM.

Aaron has been active in his profession, previously serving on the AICPA’s FinRec committee, an alternate to FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting, and the IFRS Foundation’s XBRL Advisory Committee. Aaron has presented at numerous conferences, including the AICPA/IASB conference, Audit Firm CFO conferences, FEI’s Current Financial Reporting Issues conference and more.

Prior to joining IBM, Aaron was a Senior Manager with Deloitte having worked in practice offices, U.S. National Office and the IFRS Global Office based in London. While in London, Aaron authored several publications, including the first edition of “A Guide to Applying IFRS 2, Share-based Payment” and was the primary editor of Deloitte’s first technical accounting manual on IFRS. Aaron also spent one year as a post graduate technical assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Aaron received a Masters in Accounting and Bachelors in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Aaron is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Nebraska and Connecticut and is a member of Financial Executives International.

Steve Yankovich

Chief Product Officer, Magento

Steve Yankovich is Chief Product Officer at Magento Commerce, a leading eCommerce platform supporting 240,000 merchants worldwide. Until 2015, Steve was Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures at eBay, focused on future-looking technologies and experiences that will drive innovative new approaches to connecting retailers, merchants, and sellers with consumers around the world.

From 2009 to 2012, Steve served as vice president of eBay mobile, responsible for eBay's mobile business and product development from its inception, building eBay into the world’ss #1 mobile commerce leader with $13B in mobile transaction volume in 2012. Steve spearheaded the eBay Inc. acquisitions of RedLaser and Critical Path Software. Steve was named a ‘Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief’ by Internet Retailer and is a regular invited speaker for events and media.

Steve also serves on the board of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), several startups and advises several venture firms. Before eBay, Steve was Adobe's Entrepreneur in Residence where he created an Adobe seed project targeted at knowledge and information workers. Before Adobe, he was the founder/CEO/CTO of Movaris Inc., an Enterprise BPM software company that was acquired. Over a 28-year career Steve went from CPU designer to software architect and start-up entrepreneur to Fortune 200 company executive and has amassed a patent portfolio of 36 patents (12 issued) spanning a broad spectrum of technology and software.

When Steve isn't busy tinkering with technology, he enjoys cooking and building and driving fast cars.

Jo Lambert

VP, Global Consumer Product & Engineering, PayPal

Joanna Lambert upholds PayPal’s global product vision for hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Jo leads an international team charged with designing, deploying and operating products and commercial strategies for all of PayPal’s products and portfolio brands, including Venmo. Together, she and her team serve the local need s and interests of customers in each of the 203 markets that PayPal serves.

Previously she was the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations at American Express. She was charged with developing and managing new products and services for the company’s Enterprise Growth division, a group formed to focus on business opportunities beyond American Express' traditional card and t ravel product s. Her team drove initiatives to attract new customers and open new sources of revenue, including American Express Serve, Bluebird, numerous partner integrations, and multiple banking and money management features.

Before moving to Enterprise Growth in 2011, Jo was the Vice President of Corporate and Financial Affairs for American Express. She served as the company spokesperson on corporate and financial activities, counseled the company’s executive team, and led efforts to raise American Express’ visibility as an innovative, customer-focused and socially responsible service provider. She joined American Express in 2002 as part of the Australian Corporate Affairs team and relocated to the New York City in 2006.

Our financials

PayPal Giving Fund

* In some cases our ecommerce partners may choose to charge fees on donations made through their platforms, which they will disclose to you.