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Our new Terms of Service make it easier to get funded on Gratipay.

Pricing

Pay-What-You-Want

Gratipay is funded on Gratipay. We don't take a cut. We don't skim off the top. We don't have any venture capital or foundation money. We aren't a non-profit. We are running a business based on voluntary payments—“pay-what-you-want.”

43% of active users pay for Gratipay.

We Charge Processing Fees at Cost

Gratipay itself is funded on Gratipay. We don't skim off the top, but we do charge you processing fees when you use your credit card or other payment method, but that's at cost. It all goes to the payment processor. We don't see any of that ourselves.

Our credit card processor, Braintree, charges 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. We upcharge givers to cover this fee at cost, so that projects receive the face value of the payment. For example, we'll charge $20.91 to cover a $20 payment into Gratipay. Non-U.S. banks may assess foreign exchange and/or other fees.

Projects receive payouts via PayPal, which charges 2%. This fee is passed on to the project on payday and is capped at $1 for U.S. PayPal accounts.

Where Do Payments Go?

Your voluntary payments to Gratipay cover hosting and other costs of doing business, and the rest goes to the people who are building Gratipay for you. If you want to help us build Gratipay, you can!