How does PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF) work?

PayPal Giving Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides companies, such as PayPal, eBay, and Humble Bundle, with a secure and easy way for their customers to support their favorite causes.

PayPal Giving Fund makes giving secure, easy, and reliable by:

  • Ensuring that 100% of every donation reaches the donor's chosen charity.
  • Confirming that participating charities are tax-deductible and meet international standards restricting hate, violence, and intolerance.
  • Managing the tax benefits of giving.
We pay donations the month after we receive them, around the end of the month, via PayPal or, if you haven’t re-enrolled your legacy account in our new platform, we’ll continue to send payments to your bank account on file. Be sure to follow the directions in our migration email invite to re-enroll your charity.

The easiest way to track the donations we are paying to you each month is through the payout email, which is sent within a couple days of processing your donation payout. This email provides the total amount we sent you, and also breaks it down according to the donation program (PayPal Donate Now, eBay Community Seller donations, etc.).

More details about donations can be found in your PayPal Giving Fund account. Once you log in, go to the Dashboard tab at the top of the page, and you’ll be able to view the high-level program breakdown by donation payout. The Activity section details all donations, so you can understand and view them by specific donor, date, etc.

Note: we are currently unable to display pending donations in your PayPal Giving Fund account. We are working hard to upgrade this functionality for you. In the meantime, you can only view pending donations after we’ve made our monthly donation payment to you.

Visit our PayPal Giving Fund FAQs page for more information.