Transaction Fees

Credit/Debit Card transaction fees are based on three components:

  • a credit card percentage (the fee charged by the credit card companies)
  • a per transaction fee (a fee charged by the payment gateway provider)
  • a platform percentage (our cost to maintain and improve the GiveDirect platform)

eCheck transaction fees are based on two components:

  • a platform percentage
  • a per transaction fee

Employer Match (EM) fees are calculated at 15% of the original transaction. EM donations are charged transactions fees as outlined above, plus the EM Matching fee.

Related content: Employer Match donations

Credit Card processing fees are non-refundable. Employer Match fees are only refundable in the event the donor's employer denies the matching request.


Adjustments are made for items such as add-on subscriptions (integrations and Text2Give), corrections to deposits, or corrections to Employer Match fees.

You may see any adjustments along with an explanation of the adjustment in your deposit summary page.

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Where can I see the Fees charged?

Processing percentages paid by the charity may be seen in your Account Settings page under the Pricing tab.

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The "Deposit Detail" page will summarize the transactions included in the deposit

Related content: Deposit Reports

  • To see a breakout of the total fees, click the blue button (Figure 3 (A)) in the "Fees" column.
  • The column will expand to show the individual fees (Figure 3 (B)) that make up the total fee amount.
  • Click on "View Transactions in this Deposit" (Figure 3 (C)) to see the list of each transaction and its associated fees included in the deposit.
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