Creating a Fundraiser

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.

Learn more about creating fundraisers on Facebook.

Getting Started
You can create 2 types of fundraisers on Facebook:
  • Personal fundraisers: Fundraisers that raise money for a personal cause, like yourself, a friend or to raise money to work on a cause that's important to you
  • Nonprofit fundraisers: Fundraisers that directly benefit a charitable organization
  • 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, create a nonprofit fundraiser.
    Personal Fundraisers
    When should I create a personal fundraiser?
    If you live in a country or region where personal fundraisers are available, you can create a fundraiser to benefit personal causes like community projects, crisis relief, education, faith, hobbies, family, medical costs, emergencies, pets or animals, volunteering and others. See more about our approved categories here.
    What are the taxes and fees associated with personal fundraisers?
    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 are assessed payment processing fees, which vary by country or region.
    Keep in mind that personal fundraisers that appear to be intended to send funds to a country or region that is subject to comprehensive sanctions under U.S. law aren't allowed on Facebook. You must be at least 18 years old to create a personal fundraiser. Facebook donation and fundraising features aren't available in every area.
    Nonprofit Fundraisers
    When should I create a nonprofit fundraiser?
    If you live in a country or region where nonprofit fundraising is available, you can create fundraisers to benefit charitable organizations. Nonprofits don't always have to be registered with Facebook to receive money raised on Facebook, but they do need to meet certain requirements.
    What are the taxes and fees associated with nonprofit fundraisers?
    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.
    Nonprofits can use Donate buttons, live video buttons and Page posts to raise money on Facebook. Fundraisers for nonprofits are eligible for matched donations from people, Pages and #GivingTuesday.
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    You can create fundraisers for nonprofits and personal causes on Facebook. Learn more about how to create a fundraiser below:
    Fundraisers for Charitable Organizations
    To create a fundraiser for a charitable organization, click here or follow these steps:
    1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click See More.
    2. Click + Raise Money.
    3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
    4. Select a charitable organization, fill in the fundraiser details and choose a cover photo.
    5. Click Create.
    Note: Administrators of nonprofit Pages can also create fundraisers using the same directions
    Fundraisers for Personal Causes
    To create a personal fundraiser for yourself, a friend on Facebook or someone or something not on Facebook click here or follow these steps:
    1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click See More.
    2. Click + Raise Money.
    3. Select Yourself, Personal Cause or Someone or something not on Facebook.
    4. Select a category.
    5. Fill in the fundraiser details and choose a cover photo.
    6. Click Create.
    Keep in mind that you must be at least 18 years old to create a personal fundraiser.
    Donation and fundraising features on Facebook aren't available in every area. Learn which countries or regions can currently make donations or create personal fundraisers and nonprofit fundraisers on Facebook.
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    When you create a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization on Facebook, you can also pledge to match donations to that fundraiser. To create a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization, click here or follow these steps.
    Details about matching donations
    When matching donations to your fundraiser, please keep in mind the following:
    • You can pledge to match any amount between $5 and $2500.
    • The maximum amount you're responsible for paying is the amount you pledge to match. For example, if you pledge to match $100 but your fundraiser raises $200, you only pay the lower ($100) amount.
    • Once a fundraiser has received a donation, the pledge to match donations can't be changed or deleted.
    • Donations can only be matched for nonprofit fundraisers.
    Fill out this form if you want to report an issue with a donation or fundraiser.
    Who can match donations
    Fundraiser creators, verified profiles and verified Pages can set up matching donations for their fundraisers. Matching donations are currently limited to eligible fundraisers in the United States.
    Any Page admin can create a match on their Page fundraiser. Only one match can be added to a fundraiser, and the administrator who set it up is responsible for making any changes and confirming the match.
    How matching donations are charged
    To set up a match, add your credit card information when you enter the amount you'd like to match. After you add your payment method:
    • You may notice a $1 authorization charge on your statement. This is meant to verify your card and will be refunded immediately.
    • Once your fundraiser reaches the pledge amount, you can pay the matching donation directly on the fundraiser Page. If you haven't already paid, your credit card is charged automatically within 24 hours of the fundraiser ending.
    • If your fundraiser receives fewer donations than the amount you've pledged to match, you're only responsible for paying the lower amount. You're asked to confirm this new lower payment before your payment method is charged.
    • Page admins can pay with a corporate credit card as long as their name is on the card.
    Donating to a fundraiser with a matching pledge
    After you donate to a fundraiser that has pledge to match donations, your receipt will show how much of your donation counted towards the matching amount. Once the matching donation is fulfilled, you can see the donation on the fundraiser page.
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    Fundraisers are currently only available for specific types of Facebook profiles and Pages.
    These include:
    • Individual profiles
    • Pages for verified public figures
    • Pages for verified brands
    • Pages for verified nonprofits
    Learn more about the categories for starting a fundraiser on Facebook. Note that other types of Pages may not be able to create fundraisers at this time.
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    Taxes and Fees
    We cover all fees for donations made on Facebook to charitable organizations. For personal fundraisers, payment processing fees are deducted and, in some countries or regions, additional taxes when the money raised is distributed.
    Learn more about donation fees:
    Donations to Charitable Organizations
    This information applies to donations made to nonprofits in countries or regions where charitable organizations are eligible to raise money on Facebook. Learn more about the countries or regions where charitable organizations can raise money on Facebook.
    Donation MethodProcessing fees
    Donate button on the Facebook Payments platform.No fees.
    Fundraiser on Facebook.No fees.
    Donations to Personal Fundraisers
    The fees charged for personal fundraisers on Facebook vary based on the country or region where the creator of the fundraiser is located. These fees cover payment processing and in some countries or regions, a portion of the fees include additional taxes.
    Country/RegionFee Amount
    Australia1.77% + $0.33 AUD
    Austria1.50% + €0.30
    Belgium1.51% + €0.30
    Canada2.60% + $0.30 CAD
    Finland1.55% + €0.31
    France1.50% + €0.30
    Germany1.49% + €0.30
    Ireland1.54% + €0.31
    Italy1.53% + €0.31
    Luxembourg1.46% + €0.29
    Netherlands1.51% + €0.30
    New Zealand2.99% + $0.35 NZD
    Portugal1.54% + €0.31
    Spain1.51% + €0.30
    Sweden1.56% + 3.04 SEK
    United Kingdom1.50% + £0.24
    United States2.60% + $0.30 USD
    You can find more information in our Personal Fundraiser Terms.
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    When you donate to a charity through Facebook Payments, the transaction is processed by a regulated entity. If you reside in the U.S. or Canada, then this entity is Facebook Payments Inc. If you reside outside of the U.S. and Canada, then this entity is Facebook Payments International Ltd., which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
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    Birthday Fundraisers
    To create a birthday fundraiser, follow the steps on our Fundraisers page.
    Keep in mind that you'll be asked to provide the following information when creating a birthday fundraiser:
    • The nonprofit you want to raise money for.
    • The amount of money you want to raise.
    • The date you want your fundraiser to end.
    • A title and description for your fundraiser.
    Note: This feature is only available in some areas. Only nonprofits that have been approved for fundraisers on Facebook can be selected to receive donations for these fundraisers.
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    This feature isn't currently available in your area.
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    When someone creates a birthday fundraiser to benefit a nonprofit organization, Facebook may donate to help support the fundraising campaign and encourage more people to fundraise for the causes they care about.
    All Facebook contributions come from the Facebook Donations Fund. Donation amounts may vary.
    Receiving the Donation
    Birthday donations from Facebook are sent to nonprofits in a monthly payment at the beginning of the month, separate from other payouts. Donations are distributed based on how the nonprofit is set up to receive donations:
    • Nonprofits connected to Facebook Payments receive the donation via electronic transfer from Facebook.
    • Nonprofits that receive Facebook donations through Network for Good's Donor Advised Fund will be mailed a check of Facebook donations from this pilot program to the address listed in GuideStar.
    • Nonprofits that have registered for a free account with Network for Good and have signed up for electronic funds transfer will receive their Facebook donations via electronic payment.
    This donation doesn't imply support, affiliation or alliance with the ideas or mission of the nonprofits that receive these donations.
    Note: If the person who created the fundraiser adds a matching donation, the donation from Facebook will not count towards the match. Please let us know if you experience issues with donations on Facebook by filling out this form.
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    Additional Fundraisers
    Eligible profiles and Pages can raise money by adding a donate button to a live video for a nonprofit fundraiser. All nonprofits will receive 100% of the money you raise.
    Please note that you can only add a donate button to support nonprofits or nonprofit fundraisers, not personal fundraisers.
    To add a donate button to a live video using Live Producer on your desktop:
    1. Enter "Live Producer" as a Page Admin from any Live entry point.
    2. In the description box on the left, select Raise Money.
    3. Select a nonprofit or fundraiser for others to donate to.
    4. Select Go Live.
    Donate button on iPhone or iPad
    To add a donate button to your live video from your profile or eligible Page on iPhone or iPad:
    1. Tap Live at the top of the News Feed of your profile or eligible Page.
    2. At the bottom, tap Raise Money.
    3. Select a nonprofit or fundraiser for people to donate to.
    4. Tap Start Live Video.
    Donate button on Android
    To add a donate button to your live video on Android:
    1. Tap Live at the top of your News Feed or Page.
    2. Tap in the top right corner.
    3. Tap Add Donate Button and select your fundraiser.
    4. Tap Start Live Video.
    More about donate buttons
    • Only Page administrators can add a donate button to a live video for eligible Pages.
    • This feature isn't available in every area.
    If you're a nonprofit, you can see how to qualify for Facebook's fundraising tools.
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    Giving Funds are a collection of nonprofits related to a similar cause. You can discover Giving Funds in your News Feed and choose to make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation to the causes you care about. Facebook covers processing fees so that 100% of your donation is distributed to the nonprofit.
    How are nonprofits chosen?
    We're working with select community leaders to choose nonprofits that are featured in Giving Funds. The organizations featured in Giving Funds are not chosen by Facebook.
    Note: Nonprofits must be enrolled with Facebook Payments to be eligible to be in a Giving Fund.
    How are funds distributed to nonprofits?
    • Your donation is divided evenly between all the nonprofits in the fund.
    • The minimum donation amount depends on how many nonprofits are featured in the fund. There's a minimum donation of $1 to each nonprofit, so for example if there are 5 nonprofits, then the minimum donation is $5.
    • Each organization will receive funds according to our payout schedule for nonprofits enrolled with Facebook Payments. Organizations receive money bi-weekly if they've raised at least $100 USD since their last payment.
    Learn more about fundraising on Facebook.
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