Update, 10/15/23: Just a reminder that you can once again earn 5 points per dollar for Paypal donations made on Chase Freedom cards, up to $1,500 in spending per card between 10/1-12/31!
You can search for charities setup with PayPal Giving Fund (such as United Hatzalah, Chayal el Chayal, Magen David Adom, Nahal Haredi, and Chabad of Sderot) and then not only will you earn 5 points per dollar spent, but Paypal will cover the card processing fees!
It is worth noting that unlike regular Paypal donations, Giving Fund donations can take a few weeks to reach the charity. The tax-deductible receipt also comes from Paypal instead of from the charity.
Post what charities you’ll be donating to!
Originally posted on 11/13/22:
I have been taking advantage of our 8 Chase Freedom/Freedom Flex cards to make charitable donations via PayPal to earn 5 points per dollar spent this quarter, up to $1,500 per card.
Many charities are setup via the PayPal Giving Fund, which I’ve written about in the post. It’s a fantastic service as that allows charities to receive donations without paying any processing fees. If your charity isn’t setup for that, you can join the PayPal Giving Fund here.
If you do run a website for a charitable cause, you can offer the option to donate via the PayPal Giving Fund on your site to make it easier for people to donate without processing fees. For example at our shul, Bais Dovid Cleveland, we offer the option to donate via the PayPal Giving Fund, which requires a PayPal account, and we offer another option to donate if you don’t have a PayPal account.
Funds from PayPal Giving Fund are typically released once per month, so there is a greater delay than with a regular donation, but hey, free is free!
Which charities have you donated to via the PayPal Giving Fund this quarter?