What information do I need to provide to confirm my charity status?

To confirm your charity status, you need to provide the following documents:

  • A preprinted bank statement or voided check from your nonprofit bank account. Starter checks are not acceptable. The organization needs to own each bank account linked to this PayPal account. You can't use a personal bank account.
  • Registered charity name, EIN number and address.
  • Charity contact information.
  • Estimated monthly volume of donations.
  • Account holder details for security purposes.
We use these documents to verify that the charity is registered and to ensure that we are meeting our regulatory requirements for the government. Donors also need to know that their money is going to a registered charity organization. We also need to verify that the charity is registered because PayPal offers discounted rates to 501(c)(3) organizations.