GiveMN Fee Structure


GiveMN does not charge any subscription for nonprofits and schools to fundraise on GiveMN.org. In order to sustain our organization, we charge a percentage fee of 6.9% on every donation made using our platform.

The 6.9% fee is broken down as follows:

  • 4.9%: Used directly to pay processing fees charged by credit card companies and to help cover the cost of maintaining and enhancing our fundraising platform. 
  • 2.0%: Used to help sustain GiveMN and invested directly back into Minnesota nonprofits and schools, including:
    • Programs to assist Minnesota organizations enhance their online fundraising, including online resources and webinars, in-person trainings and classes.
    • Fundraising events like Give to the Max day, including funding portions of Golden Ticket and Leaderboard prizes.

You can cover the fee for your favorite cause

GiveMN is excited to provide a feature that allows donors to pitch in just a little bit more! When you make a donation using GiveMN.org, you may cover the 6.9% fee on behalf of your chosen organization, ensuring that 100% of your donation goes directly to your favorite cause!

How does this work? During the donation process, you will be asked if you would like to cover this fee for your chosen organization. If you select yes, 6.9% will be added to your total. Your entire contribution amount is tax deductible, including the processing fee!

If you do not choose to cover the fee, the 6.9% processing fee will be deducted from your donation before it is disbursed to your favorite cause, as is standard across most major fundraising platforms. Additionally, if you select to make a recurring gift, your selection to cover the fee will only apply to the first gift made at this time.

All fundraising comes with direct and indirect costs. As a nonprofit, GiveMN is committed to transparency about the cost of fundraising for nonprofits and school, and what it takes for us to provide our service and meet our mission of growing giving in Minnesota.


Why should I cover the fee?

GiveMN isn’t only about raising millions of dollars for nonprofits and schools; we also want to promote healthy giving. By covering the fee, 100% of your intended donation will go directly to the organization you support, a win-win scenario! And, covering the fee creates a healthy dynamic where donors can partner with their favorite organizations to help cover some of the cost of doing business.

Minnesota is a national leader in philanthropy and generosity, and we invite you to continue to lead by example in our charitable giving and organization support!

By supporting your favorite organization and covering the fee, you are helping GiveMN.org support the superheroes of the nonprofit and school community, like Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest and most efficient food banks.



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