No fundraiser has ever been charged for using YouCaring. We started offering free fundraising in October 2011. Since then, we have helped over 135,000 fundraisers. You could use YouCaring to raise $10,000, $50,000 or even $401,623 (our most successful fundraiser) and you would not be charged a penny by YouCaring. We love free.
How Does YouCaring Make Money?
We are supported by thousands of donors from all over the world who have a heart to help people in the middle of challenging life situations. We are incredibly thankful to our donors for allowing us to continue to help thousands of people everyday.
Other fundraising websites say they are "free to try," which usually means you can start a fundraiser, but the moment you recieve donations it is no longer free. These websites typically charge 5% - 10%, in addition to credit card charges. We have helped fundraisers raise over $93,730,000 saving them at least $4,686,500 in website fees.
Credit Card Processing Fees:
When registering your fundraiser at YouCaring you will have the option to choose between two credit card processors - PayPal or Wepay. Each of these processors charge a very similar processing fee, typically 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. Each accepts all major credit cards and even checks. For more information on credit card fees, please check out the PayPal and WePay fee tables.