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

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 the money through the banking system to an organization's account. GivenGain collects all transaction fees, charge-backs, refunds, and other amounts by subtracting the amount the organization owes GivenGain from the funds that GivenGain has received from the donor for payment to the organization, and initiates a transfer once the total amount is more than the minimum amount as determined by the organization. Transfers are initiated on the 10th and 25th of every month.