Facebook Fundraisers with PayPal Giving Fund

A way for more charities in the UK to fundraise on Facebook. This partnership will enable UK charities in the PayPal Giving Fund directory to fundraise on Facebook for the first time.


About the Partnership

As part of our effort to expand our charitable giving tools globally, we are excited to announce our partnership with PayPal Giving Fund that will expand the number of charities that can fundraise on Facebook across the UK. This partnership will enable thousands of UK charities in the PayPal Giving Fund directory to fundraise on Facebook for the first time and expand the number of UK-based charities that can benefit from funds raised on Facebook.

How it Works

Fees

There are no fees for donations made to charities through the Facebook platform.

Eligibility

When people create a fundraiser for charity or add a donate button to a post, they select the charity they want to support from a list of available organisations. That list will now include charities based in the UK that are in the PayPal Giving Fund directory. Please contact your PayPal Giving Fund representative for more details on how to opt in or out of their list of eligible charities. Soon, we’ll be rolling this out to people in any of the countries where Facebook fundraising is available, starting with UK donors.  

Payout

  • Charities on-boarded through Facebook Payments get directly paid out through electronic transfer. Learn more about Facebook Payments payouts.
  • Charities not on-boarded through Facebook Payments, that are enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund, are paid out monthly by PayPal Giving Fund. Learn more about PayPal Giving Fund enrolment.
  • Charities not enrolled in PayPal Giving Fund or with Facebook Payments, are sent a cheque by PayPal Giving Fund. Learn more about mailed payouts.
  • PayPal Giving Fund enrolment status of a charity may influence the method and speed with which funds are distributed.
 

FAQs

  • Q: Is there a list of charities that are going to be added through this partnership with PayPal Giving Fund? To find charities that can receive funds from PayPal Giving Fund, visit https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/hub.
  • Q: When will charities receiving funds via PayPal Giving Fund receive donations? Charities enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund will typically be paid electronically within 45 days of the original donation. Donations made from the 1st to 15th of the current month will be paid at the end of the current month; donations made from the 16th to the 30th/31st will be paid out at the end of the following month. For charities not enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund, the payout may take up to 90 days. For more information visit here.
  • Q: How do I view payment transaction reports for money raised to benefit my charity by PayPal Giving Fund on Facebook? Charities receiving funds electronically from PayPal Giving Fund can track the payments by logging in to the PayPal Giving Fund dashboard using their charity’s PayPal account. Charities receiving cheques will first need to enrol with PayPal Giving Fund to access their dashboard.
  • Q: How do I opt out of raising money on Facebook with PayPal Giving Fund? Charities receiving Facebook donations from PayPal Giving Fund can request to have their profiles removed from the PayPal Giving Fund database. To do so, please send a request to PayPal Giving Fund directly. Note that PayPal Giving Fund will continue to regrant donations it has already received to benefit your charity, unless you request them not to. Once the request has been submitted, the charity can expect to be removed from Facebook’s fundraising platform within 2-4 days.
  • Q: How do Facebook and PayPal Giving Fund handle Gift Aid? For UK charities receiving donations through Facebook Payments, Facebook provides the Gift Aid information in the transaction report, and charities will need to file for Gift Aid themselves using that information. For charities receiving payments from PayPal Giving Fund, any applicable Gift Aid will be claimed by PayPal Giving Fund and granted in full to the relevant charity as part of their payout. Learn more about donations through Facebook and Gift aid eligibility here.