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How does PayPal approve charities and nonprofit organizations?

If you are collecting donations as a charity or nonprofit organization, your account’s nonprofit status must be confirmed.

To begin the approval process, submit contact information, business URL, and a brief business summary to

We might request that you provide:
  • Proof of your tax-exempt status or registration from a regulatory body
  • A copy of a bank statement or a voided check in the name of your organization
The exact documents required are based on the regulatory laws for your country. We’ll contact you if we need additional information.

Donations that are not associated with a charity or nonprofit organization are not subject to these requirements, but all donation transactions are subject to review and must comply with all of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policies.
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