Transaction fees

We don't make a profit on your donations.


All donations made to projects listed on GivenGain are managed by the GivenGain Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organisation. The following fees are collected from your donation: GivenGain Foundation's 5% fee, and the transaction fees to cover banks, credit card companies, and other associated costs.

Card processing fees

United States Dollar (USD), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Swiss franc (CHF) 2.5% + 0.45
Euro (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP) 2.5% + 0.35
South African Rand (ZAR) 2.5% + 3.00

Other payment methods

South African Rand (ZAR) Debit Orders 0% + 3.50
PayPal (CHF) 2.5% + 0.55
iDEAL (EUR) 0.85

Transfer fees

United States Dollar (USD), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Swiss franc (CHF) 9.00
Euro (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP) 6.00
South African Rand (ZAR) 5.00
Transfer fees reflect the cost to the GivenGain Foundation of sending donation amounts through the banking system to charities' bank accounts. GivenGain collects all transaction fees, charge-backs, refunds and other costs incurred in this way by subtracting their total amount from the funds we receive from donors for payment to charities. View our transfer schedules here.