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PayPal Giving Fund

Washington, DC   |  www.paypalgivingfund.org

Mission

PayPal Giving Fund aims to inspire a new wave of philanthropy, harnessing the power of technology to make giving part of everyday life. We pursue this vision by developing innovative programs that introduce charitable giving in relevant and engaging ways to new audiences. Through our partnerships, we make it easy for donors to support the charities they care about on the websites and apps they use every day. In doing so, we enable charities to forge relationships with new supporters, and benefit from new sources of unrestricted funds.

Ruling year info

2011

CEO

Nick Aldridge

Main address

1250 I Street NW Suite 1202

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Formerly known as

MissionFish

eBay Charitable Giving Fund

EIN

45-0931286

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is to inspire a new wave of philanthropy, by harnessing the power of technology to make giving a part of everyday life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

eBay for Charity

Enabling eBay buyers and sellers to give to their favorite charities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Creating new ways for PayPal customers to give through websites, apps and other experiences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Enabling fundraisers on GoFundMe to create campaigns that fund registered nonprofits.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Distributing funds raised for nonprofits by Humble Bundle, a leading retailer of digital games and eBooks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Enabling people to create and share fundraisers and donate buttons that benefit a charity on Facebook and Instagram.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Cause Marketing Halo Award for Best Transactional Campaign 2010

Cause Marketing Forum

Affiliations & memberships

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity 2017

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity 2019

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our key metric for charitable impact is the amount we raise from donors to grant to benefitting charities.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the total number of organizations to which we have made grants in the year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To achieve our vision, we develop innovative programs that introduce charitable giving in relevant and engaging ways to new audiences, benefiting the charity sector.

Our strategies are to:
1) Renew our programs, realise new opportunities
2) Enhance platform scalability to meet customer & regulatory needs
3) Reduce fraud, risk and losses through more sophisticated prevention
4) Invest in, and support our team, increasing our efficiency and impact

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PayPal Giving Fund

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shanthini Sarkar

Tie Kim

Benetech

Victoria Vrana

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Shanthini Sarkar

PayPal

Rob Regan

PayPal

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.