If you would like to donate to our church anonymously, there is an easy way to do so without added transaction fees through the PayPal Giving Fund! Check it out!
What is the PayPal Giving Fund?
According to PayPal:
“PayPal Giving Fund is an independent IRS-registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to support charities by connecting them to more potential supporters through our programs. We provide donation and donor reports, aggregate donations for monthly electronic distribution, and handle legal registration requirements for merchant partners—all without charging donors or charities for our PayPal Giving Fund services.”
Can I donate Anonymously?
Yes. The default is for PayPal Giving Fund to give us the name and email address of the person who has made a donation, but if you check the box “Make this an anonymous donation,” then we will not receive that information. (We tried it, and it worked!)
Does First Presbyterian Church receive my entire donation?
Yes. The PayPal Giving Fund pays all fees associated with giving through PayPal, so your entire gift will be given to the church.
How long does it take for First Presbyterian Church to receive a donation?
According to the PayPal website it takes between 15 and 45 days for money to be transferred. With the experimental donation, it took exactly 15 days.
Can I designate what my funds will be used for?
Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a way to do this. If you want to designate a gift given in this way, you can email the church office and let us know the amount of the gift and what you want it to be used for. When we receive the funds we will make sure it goes to the correct project.