Payment Processing

The 3rd Party Payment Processing Fee is 1.5%. This rate represents the weighted average of the processing fees incurs across the various payment methods used by our donors.

Specifically, for credit card or PayPal donations, pays an industry-standard processing charge of about 2.5%. Check donations also incur a nominal handling and processing charge.

Large grants to fund classroom projects effectively do not incur a processing charge, since we typically receive a large check or wire-transfer.