PayPal charity giving at an all time high

No primary category set

PayPal users were generous givers over the course of the year but Christmas 2016 saw them make a record breaking charitable contribution. In 2016 as a whole they donated $7.3 billion in contributions.

And over the Christmas period, 8 million PayPal users in 181 countries contributed $971,213,604 to 282,053 charities. What a total. That’s an all time high and up 11% on 2015.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said: “PayPal’s mission is all about democratizing financial services for citizens across the world. Perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the power of our global payments platform to create a worldwide network that allows people to support their communities and the causes they’re most passionate about. We are thankful for the generosity that our PayPal users showed this past holiday season. We look forward to another year of innovation around new services and capabilities so that all of us can continue to make a positive impact in every community around the world that PayPal helps to serve.”

The size of the gifts varied. Many were $5 and $10 donations but the largest donation in December was $230,000 with the average contribution being $93.

Did you use PayPal to make a donation in 2015?

2 Responses

  1. Hi Dan

    Re your question “Did you use PayPal to make a donation in 2015”

    We are in official partnership with the NSPCC and we are running constant 10 days auctions on ebay (as one ends another starts) with 100% going to the NSPCC.

    The current auction is item 381910882765

    I’m also going to be doing a Tough Mudder with people from the NSPCC later this year to raise further funds for them.


  2. were in official partnership with our wife and “children” a 100% of our earnings go to them
    we would like the same tax and conditions please


PayPal USD Stablecoin launched pegged to US$

PayPal USD Stablecoin launched pegged to US$

German Customers switch on to PayPal

German Customers switch on to PayPal


PayPal Return Shipping on Us scrapped


PayPal Launches POS Solution for Small Businesses in the U.S.


Is Crypto on your radar? PayPal lowers rates

ChannelX Guide...

Featured in this article from the ChannelX Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.


Take a look through a selection of the latest articles on ChannelX

Register for Newsletter

Receive 5 newsletters per week

Gain access to all research

Be notified of upcoming events and webinars