Donating to a Fundraiser

Learn more about how you can donate to nonprofits and personal fundraisers on Facebook.

About Donations

Personal Fundraiser Review Delay

We have fewer people available to review personal fundraisers because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Because we’re also trying hard to prioritize the review of personal fundraisers related to COVID-19, we may be unable to review your fundraiser or it may take longer than usual. Nonprofit fundraisers will not be impacted.

Nonprofit fundraisers are those that directly benefit a charitable organization.
You can check whether the feature to create nonprofit fundraisers is available in your country or region below. If it is, you can create fundraisers to benefit charitable organizations. Find out how charities can qualify for fundraising on Facebook.
Receiving the money raised
Money raised for nonprofit organizations is paid out to the organization, not a specific person. If the nonprofit chooses to accept donations on Facebook, we cover fees so that 100% of donations made are paid to the organization.
Donating to fundraisers
To donate, check that:
  • You live in a country or region where fundraising on Facebook is available.
  • You currently have payments enabled.
  • Countries/regions where you can create and make donations to nonprofit fundraisers on Facebook
    Country/regionCreate nonprofit fundraisersDonate to nonprofit fundraisers
    American Samoa
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Croatia
    Republic of Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Guam
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    India✔**
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Norway
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    South Africa
    South Korea
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    United Kingdom
    United States
    US Virgin Islands
    ** Can currently donate only to charities within India
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    Personal fundraisers are those that raise money for a personal cause, like yourself, your small business, a friend or a cause that's important to you.
    You can check below if the ability to create a personal fundraiser is available in your country or region. If it is, you can create a fundraiser to benefit any cause that meets our personal fundraiser policies.
    Personal fundraisers are different from nonprofit fundraisers
    One important distinction between personal and nonprofit fundraisers is that you can’t use personal fundraisers to raise money for a nonprofit. If you want to raise funds that will go directly to a nonprofit, please create a nonprofit fundraiser. For example, if you want to volunteer with a nonprofit, you can create a personal fundraiser for travel expenses for the volunteering. But if you want to raise funds for that nonprofit, please create a nonprofit fundraiser.
    Receiving the money raised
    Money raised during personal fundraisers is paid out to the person who created the fundraiser and may have tax implications. If you've created a personal fundraiser, you'll need to add your bank account to receive the money raised.
    Note that personal fundraisers have assessed payment processing fees, which vary by country or region.
    Donating to fundraisers
    Before donating to a fundraiser, check that:
    • You live in a country or region where fundraising on Facebook is available.
    • You currently have payments enabled.
    • The currency you’re making donations in is supported by our payments partner.
    Countries/regions where you can create and make donations to personal fundraisers on Facebook
    Country/regionCreate Personal FundraisersDonate to Personal Fundraisers
    American Samoa
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Croatia
    Republic of Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Guam
    Hungary
    India
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Norway
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    South Africa
    South Korea
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    United Kingdom
    United States
    US Virgin Islands
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    There are several ways to make donations on Facebook.
    Donate from a post on Facebook
    1. Click Donate on the post.
    2. Enter the amount you'd like to donate.
    3. Select a payment method or enter your payment information.
    4. Click Donate [Amount].
    You can make donations from a post published by the charitable organization's Facebook Page or shared by someone who donated.
    Donate directly from a Facebook fundraiser
    1. Click Donate at the top of the fundraiser.
    2. Enter the amount you'd like to donate.
    3. Select a payment method or enter your payment information.
    4. Click Donate [Amount].
    Donate directly from a charitable organization's Page
    Donate directly from a charitable organization's Page:
    1. Click Donate on the Page's cover photo.
    2. Enter the amount you'd like to donate.
    3. Select a payment method or enter your payment information.
    4. Click Donate [Amount].
    We store your payment information securely after you enter it for the first time. This allows you to make future donations without having to re-enter your information. You can remove or manage this information by going to your Facebook payment settings.
    Note: This feature isn't available in every location. Find out who can make donations to nonprofit fundraisers and to personal fundraisers on Facebook.
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    An organization's location and enrollment status determine how donations made through Facebook are paid out. Facebook covers payment processing fees so that 100% of donations made on Facebook are distributed to the organization.
    Nonprofits based in the United States
    Nonprofit organizations based in the United States can receive funds either directly from Facebook Payments or through Network for Good's Donor Advised Fund.
    Facebook PaymentsNetwork for Good's Donor Advised Fund
    Processing feesCovered by FacebookCovered by Facebook
    ReportsDaily Transaction Report and Payout ReportTotal amount for payout period
    Donor contact information (if opted in)You'll receive contact information for donors that opt-in to receive emails from your organization.N/A
    Notes:
    • When available, the donate button can be added to your Page header, Page posts and live video.
    • Facebook covers processing fees for donations made on the platform, but third parties may still charge fees for their services (example: a nonprofit chooses to use another payment processor).
    Charities based in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
    Charitable organizations based in the United Kingdom can receive funds either directly from Facebook Payments or through PayPal Giving Fund United Kingdom.
    Charities based in Australia and Canada can receive donations through PayPal Giving Fund Australia and PayPal Giving Fund Canada.
    Facebook Payments (UK only)PayPal Giving Fund
    Processing feesCovered by FacebookCovered by Facebook
    ReportsDaily Transaction Report and Payout ReportTotal amount for the pay period
    Donor contact information (if opted in)You'll receive contact information for donors that opt-in to receive emails from your organization.N/A
    Notes:
    • For charities registered with Facebook Payments, the donate button can be added to your Page header, Page posts and live video.
    • The fee waiver covers any Facebook fees, but third parties may still charge fees for their services (example: if a charity chooses to use another payment processor).
    Charities based in India
    Razor Pay
    Processing feesCovered by Facebook
    ReportsTransaction reports available by email
    Donor contact information (if opted in)Currently unavailable
    Organizations based in other countries/regions
    Registered charitable organizations in eligible countries or regions can register with Facebook Payments to receive donations. The charity receives 100% of donations made on Facebook, can access donation reports and can use the donate button in fundraising campaigns.
    Learn how your organization can qualify to use Facebook's fundraiser tools.
    Learn more about the timeline to receive donations made on Facebook.
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    Taxes and Fees
    Donations made on Facebook may be tax deductible. Review the information below to learn more whether a donation is tax-deductible.
    Donations to Nonprofits
    A donation to a nonprofit through its Facebook Page or a fundraiser on Facebook may be tax-deductible. Since tax laws vary by country and region, you should consult a tax professional or review the laws for your area to determine whether a donation is tax-deductible.
    After you make a donation, a confirmation will be sent to the primary email listed on your Facebook account. This confirmation shows that you've made this donation as a charitable contribution and that you're not receiving any goods or services in return.
    Learn more about the Gift Aid tax relief program in the U.K.
    Donations to Fundraisers for Personal Causes
    Donations made to personal fundraisers aren't normally tax deductible. If you have specific questions about the eligibility of a donation, please consult a tax professional.
    Note: Donations and fundraiser features on Facebook aren't available in every area.
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    A donation on Facebook may be eligible for Gift Aid if the person making the donation is a taxpayer in the United Kingdom and the donation is being made to a UK-based nonprofit. During the donation process, a donor is able to indicate that the donation is eligible for Gift Aid.
    What is Gift Aid?
    Gift Aid is a tax relief program overseen by the UK government that increases the amount of a qualifying donation by 25%. For example, if a person donates £100 to a nonprofit, Gift Aid adds £25 to that donation. The nonprofit receives a total donation amount of £125.
    What donations qualify for Gift Aid?
    Not every donation made by a UK taxpayer to a UK-based charity qualifies for Gift Aid. Learn more about Gift Aid and whether your donation qualifies for the program.
    If during the applicable tax year, the amount of income and/or capital gains tax paid is less than the Gift Aid amount claimed, the taxpayer is responsible to pay the difference.
    Accessing Gift Aid information for your charity
    UK-based charities can access Gift Aid transaction information in their transaction report. The report's Gift Aid UK only column will contain a 'Yes' if Gift Aid applies to the donation or 'No' if it doesn't apply.
    Note: Facebook only provides information about whether Gift Aid may apply to a donation. Facebook doesn't process Gift Aid claims.
    Donations not using Facebook Payments to benefit UK charities are made to PayPal Giving Fund UK. PayPal Giving Fund UK claims the Gift Aid on these donations and grants it in full to benefitting charities. Learn more about PayPal Giving Fund UK.
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    After you make a donation, you'll receive an email confirmation to the primary email listed on your Facebook account.
    The email receipt shows that you've made this donation as a charitable contribution and that you're not receiving any goods or services in return. As tax laws vary by state, country and region, please consult a tax professional regarding the deductibility of your donation.
    Note: The ability to make a donation on Facebook isn't available in every location. See who can make donations to personal fundraisers and to nonprofit fundraisers on Facebook.
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    Privacy and Payment Terms
    When you donate to a fundraiser on Facebook, your donation may be visible to:
    • Your friends, if you choose to share it
    • The fundraiser creator
    • The organization or group the funds benefit (for nonprofit fundraisers)
    The dollar amount of your donation will not be shared with anyone outside of the fundraiser creator and the person, group, or nonprofit that will receive the funds.
    Choose who can see your donation
    You can choose who will see your donation when you make it.
    1. On Facebook, find the fundraiser you want to donate to.
    2. Click Donate.
    3. Enter the amount you want to donate.
    4. Enter your payment details.
    5. Set your privacy preference under “Who can see that you donated?” at the bottom.
    Donations to nonprofit fundraisers
    When you donate to a nonprofit fundraiser, the charitable organization and creator of the fundraiser will be able to see your donation even if you don't share it. Find out more about the information a nonprofit receives when you donate to their fundraiser.
    Donations to personal fundraisers
    When you donate to a personal fundraiser, the fundraiser creator will be able to see your donation even if you don’t share it.
    You may not be able to make a donation on Facebook if you're in a location where this feature isn't available. Find out where donations and fundraising is currently available for personal and nonprofit fundraisers.
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    This feature isn't available in your location right now.
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    Facebook’s Community Payment Terms apply to your payment.
    In addition, please review our Privacy Policy for users in the U.S., including our Annual Privacy Notice, as well as our Privacy Policy for users in the European Economic Area, to learn more about what payment information we share, what we do not share, and how we keep your information secure.
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    More on Donations
    One-time donations made on Facebook may appear as 'Recurring' on your bank statement, but will only be charged once. Verify the status of your donation in your Facebook Payment Settings.
    When you use Facebook to donate to a nonprofit, you can choose to make either a one-time donation or a recurring donation. Change the frequency of your donation by selecting the option you prefer on the payment screen.
    Make a recurring donation
    You can make a recurring donation on the Page of the nonprofit that you'd like to donate to. Once there:
    1. Click or tap Donate.
    2. Enter the amount you'd like to donate.
    3. Under the Donation Frequency section, select Monthly Donation.
    4. Click or tap Donate. The amount you're donating will appear on the right side of the button.
    Note that:
    • Once you click Donate, your first donation will be processed immediately. You'll then receive an email confirmation that provides the details of your donation and when to expect to make future payments.
    • Recurring donations will be processed on the same date every month for the amount you choose in the initial payments screen. Note that there may be exceptions in certain months, like February.
    • Recurring donations are only available for nonprofit fundraisers.
    Check the status of your donation
    You can check to see the type of donation and status of future donations in your Facebook payment settings. Once there:
    1. Click or tap Payments.
    2. Click or tap Payment History.
    3. Check the status of future payments. You'll see any scheduled recurring donations at the top of the screen, including the charity and amount to be donated.
    Cancel a recurring donation
    You can cancel your recurring donation at any time by going to your Facebook payment settings. Once there:
    1. Go to the Recurring Payments section. If you have recurring donations set up, you'll see this at the top of your screen.
    2. Click or tap the name of the nonprofit you want to cancel donations to.
    3. Select Cancel Recurring Donation.
    4. Click or tap the Cancel Recurring Donation button to cancel future donations.
    Once you finish, you can see the date your recurring donation was canceled under Status. If you mistakenly selected recurring donations, please fill out this form to let us know.
    Note that if you opt in for recurring donations, you'll receive an email confirmation each time your card is charged.
    Fill out this form for questions about recurring donations.
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    Personal Fundraiser Review Delay

    We have fewer people available to review personal fundraisers because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Because we’re also trying hard to prioritize the review of personal fundraisers related to COVID-19, we may be unable to review your fundraiser or it may take longer than usual. Nonprofit fundraisers will not be impacted.

    To add a donate button to your post:
    1. Click What's on your mind, [Name]? at the top of your Facebook News Feed.
    2. Click then select Raise Money.
    3. Enter the organization you want to raise money for and select it from the menu.
    4. Write a post about your cause and click Post.
    Once your post is published, you'll see a Donate button on your post.
    Note: Organizations can enroll with Facebook's fundraising tools to accept donations through Facebook. Learn how to add a donate button to a Facebook page.
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    To invite people to donate to a fundraiser:
    1. Go to the fundraiser you'd like to invite friends to.
    2. Below Invite Friends, click Invite next to the friends you want to invite to contribute to the fundraiser.
    Note: This feature isn't available in every location.
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    If you need help with a recent donation you made, have questions about a fundraiser, or want more information on the status of contributions to your nonprofit, fill out this form to let us know.
    Learn more about donating to a fundraiser on Facebook.
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