FAQs for International Donations

Which countries can I donate from using PayPal?

You can donate from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

What if my country isn’t on this list?

SVCF may be able to transact your credit card donation through Stripe. We would need your credit card information, CVV code and email address. You can either call our donate line at 650.450.5444 or fill out our credit card transfer sheet (pg. 2) and email it to donate at donate@siliconvalleycf.org.

Is there a fee for running my credit card through PayPal?

You will be given a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation. On the backend, PayPal assesses a 1 percent international transaction fee, as well as their standard 2.2 percent + $0.30 transaction fee for nonprofit fundraising. When using American Express, the fee is 3.5 percent.

Is there a transaction fee for Stripe?

No, there is no additional transaction fee for international cards run through Stripe. However, standard credit card fees do apply of 2.2 percent + $0.30 per transaction. When using American Express, the fee is 3.5 percent.