Our Fees in Processing Donations
We’re a self-funded registered charity.
CanadaHelps is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to increase charitable giving, and it’s critical to our mission that we pass along as much as possible out of every dollar we collect.
Less than 2% of your donation ensures CanadaHelps can continue to provide charities with affordable access to online fundraising and educational tools.
You receive a tax receipt for 100% of the value of your donation. The charity receives the amount of your donation less our processing fee.
Like all online transactions, online charitable gifts are subject to transaction processing fees from banks, credit card companies, and/or supporting brokerage firms. To ensure our fee structure is as simple and transparent as possible, our fees include the payment processing costs.
These are the fees we collect on donations made using CanadaHelps.org:
|One Time Donations||4.0%|
|Cause Funds Donations on UniteforChange.com||3.75%|
|Securities Donations*||2.0 – 3.0%*|
|Cryptocurrency Donations*||2.0 – 3.0%*|
* 3% fee applies to donations less than $10,000; 2.5% fee applies to donations between $10,000-$49,999; 2.25% fee applies to donations between $50,000-$99,999; 2% fee applies to donations $100,000+
That’s it. There are no hidden fees and no charge to open a CanadaHelps account for donors.
We also offer services to charities and partners:
At the core of our charitable mission is ensuring that all charities, regardless of size, have access to the variety of online fundraising tools and education they need to succeed – at low rates. Click here for pricing information on these tools.
CanadaHelps also powers a growing number of partners and partner channels with new and innovative services designed to increase charitable giving in Canada. When using a service powered by CanadaHelps, fee information is provided on the partner site or on the donation page.