How to Donate to Tree of Light
- How to Donate to Tree of Light
- Is my donation tax deductible?
- Donation Methods
- I. Visit our website
- II. Send a direct link
- III. Support IndigiCore
- IV. Join a SpiritQuest
- V. Bid in an auction or enter raffle
- VI. PayPal direct
- Online Donation Management
- Payment Options
- Donation Fees
- Online Payment Fees
- Processing Fees
- Paypal & Venmo Fees
- Direct or Sustaining Donations
- OpenCollective Fees
Is my donation tax deductible?
Tree of Light is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible. To claim a donation as a deduction, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We send one to your email address after a successful completion of a donation.
II. Send a direct link
III. Support IndigiCore
IV. Join a SpiritQuest
V. Bid in an auction or enter raffle
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VI. PayPal direct
Send PayPal to
Online Donation Management
We are a verified non-profit with Givebutter and use their platform to run campaigns, manage events, host auctions and raffles, and provide membership signup.
OpenCollective is also available as a donation method and useful for larger donations, although it is not directly integrated into the Tree of Light website donation experience. OpenCollective has the lowest fees for large donations (lower fees) and is the platform we use for managing grants and partner projects.
- Credit Card
- Google and Apply Pay
- Check (in some cases)
Online Payment Fees
A small Platform Fee will apply to each transaction on our website based on the campaign type:
- Donation Form -
- Fundraising Page -
- Events & SpiritQuests -
A standard Processing Fee is applied to all transactions in our online forms. This fee is charged by our payment processor (Stripe) and allows our funds to be securely deposited into our account, regardless of the payment method our donors choose. These fees are charged per transaction:
2.9%+ 30¢ - Credit Cards & Digital Wallets (Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal etc.)
1.9%+ 30¢ - ACH
Paypal & Venmo Fees
2.89%+ 49¢ per donation
3.49%+ 49¢ per donation
Direct or Sustaining Donations
Later this year we will release new donation forms for the website for sustaining (monthly / annual) or direct CC donations that have zero (0%) additional fees - and only includes the base Processing Fees as explained above (
2.9% + 30¢ for cc; or
1.9% + 30¢ for ACH). Until then, you can select Monthly or Yearly in our online donation forms.
For OpenCollective donations, Tree of Light pays a custom Stripe transaction cost of
2.2% + 30¢ for CC but donors does not pay a platform fee.
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