PayPal Giving Fund: The Simple Way to Give This Year

If your New Year’s resolution is to give a little more, you might be interested to know more about the PayPal Giving Fund. Its mission is to make ‘giving’ part of everyday life – a goal that resonates stronger than ever in 2021.

PayPal is one of the largest digital donation platforms in the world, supporting more than 600,000 incredible non-profit organisations with fundraising. Every year, PayPal joins forces with its community of over 350 million consumers and merchants to contribute to charitable efforts across the globe. Together, they participate in campaigns like GivingTuesday, which PayPal has supported since the movement began in 2012.

This work is facilitated by PayPal Giving Fund, an independently registered UK charity (No. 1110538), which uses PayPal technology and financial support to help raise funds for good causes without charging donors or charities for its services. Whether your passions lie within the environment, youth development, animals or medicine, the multitude of charities available means that you can find the right fit for you – whether locally or internationally.

PayPal Giving Fund makes giving as simple as possible with just a few straightforward steps. To get started, you can easily select and to donate to one of the thousands of charities via the PayPal website (by clicking ‘donating to a cause’) or app (by clicking ‘support a charity’). It’s as simple as purchasing your daily coffee!

Top tip: Switch on your location while on the PayPal app to identify the charities serving your local communities.

Alternatively, you can donate at checkout when shopping with our partners, including eBay and Humble Bundle, by clicking the integrated PayPal Giving Fund feature when paying. Contribute to your most important causes while purchasing your favourite things!

Top tip: Add your favourite charity to your preference settings to effortlessly donate £1 every time you check out with PayPal.

Your generous gift will go to PayPal Giving Fund and PayPal will take care of all transaction fees, meaning you can be confident that 100% of your donation will be granted to your selected charity. PayPal Giving Fund will issue your donation receipt, with the option to add Gift Aid. You can ask PayPal to share your name and email with the charity you help so they can contact you or you can donate anonymously, if you’d prefer. Your charity will usually receive the money within 15-45 days of your original donation.

"The donations raised through PayPal Giving Fund allow us to continue to keep sharing our important mental health messages and to reach a wide audience in creative and engaging ways."

Sarah Tite, Head of Individual Giving and Legacies, Mental Health Foundation

Make 2021 the year of giving. Try PayPal Giving Fund for yourself to contribute to your cause and show your appreciation for your charity heroes. Join the mission to be part of something bigger – many hands can make a big difference.

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