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Welcome

To engage our ever-growing community of 167 million active buyers, you will need to be enrolled with both PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund—our charity partners that manage community donations. Enrollment is free.

Getting Started

This section will walk you through the enrollment process step-by-step.  Again, enrollment is free, but it can feel a bit lengthy and, dare we say, complicated. Stick with it though, we promise the benefits are worth the effort.

1. Gather the Following Documentation
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The first step is to gather the following information pertaining to your charity. You will want to keep these items handy throughout the process.

Charity's EIN Number Voided check or bank statement IRS 501c3 letter

Check to see if your charity has already been enrolled. We highly recommend confirming your EIN. In many cases a charity has previously enrolled and forgot or are unaware.

(Skip this step if you’ve already entered your EIN number on a previous page. Proceed to Step 2)

2. Confirm Your Charity Status with PayPal
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  • Log into your PayPal business account. (Note: if you don’t have one yet, start by creating one here: www.paypal.com)
  • Select Profile from the menu at the top of the page. Select Business setup. Then select the Account setup tab and choose Confirm your charity status.
  • Provide your organization’s EIN number and a bank statement. It can take 1-3 days for PayPal to confirm your status. Once your status is confirmed via email, move on to Step 4.
3. Enroll with PayPal Giving Fund
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In order to allow the eBay community to donate to and support your organization, you will need to create a PayPal Giving Fund account here using the documentation you gathered from Step 2.

*Note: PayPal Giving Fund does not charge charities any fees for enrolling or receiving donations.


For a closer look at the PayPal Giving Fund enrollment process, you can view each step by clicking on the dots in the roadmap below:

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    Step 1

    To receive donations from PayPal Giving Fund, click ‘continue’ to begin the enrollment process.

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    Step 2

    Follow the onscreen instructions to provide information about your charity.

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    Step 3

    Once you have completed enrollment, this is what your PayPal Giving Fund dashboard will look like.

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    Step 4

    Here is what your eBay for Charity profile page will look like once you are enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund.

    Step 4

Step 1

To receive donations from PayPal Giving Fund, click ‘continue’ to begin the enrollment process.

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4. Now What?
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  • Upon enrollment,come back to this website and enter your EIN# to access your page. It may take up to 48 hours for your charity page to appear.
  • Review your charity profile page. Since eBay uses information provided by PayPal/PayPal Giving Fund (your logo, mission statement, etc.), any changes will need to be made by logging into your PayPal Giving Fund account and clicking Edit Profile.
  • Once confirmed, you’re finally ready to start using all the that eBay has to offer to grow your fundraising, acquire new donors, and raise awareness for you organization.

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