Fees Affecting Your Donation

There are two deductions taken from the gross donation amount. 

1) card processing costs

Virtually all donations are made via credit or debit card, and a 2.9% + $.30 per transaction fee covers the card processing costs charged to us.

2) technology fee

There is a 5% technology fee that Pledgeling Foundation pays to its service providers – this pays for payment processing and disbursement, including staff, infrastructure, customer support, office space, and more. This is deducted from the gross donation amount before it is paid to the charitable organization. 

Other Fees

At the end of a payment cycle (typically a calendar month), all donations to an organization, from all sources, are aggregated. There may be charges to cover our disbursement processing; this is assessed once, per check or electronic transfer:

a) Per-Check Fees for Disbursements to US Charitable Organizations

At the end of every calendar month, we calculate the amounts received for every charitable organization, net of the fees above, and send US charitable organizations payment for all amounts greater than $20. We charge a $5 processing fee per paper check.