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Does it cost money to join Grapevine?

It’s completely free to create your account and make donations on Grapevine. You can sign up here.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All donations on Grapevine are to verified nonprofits in good standing with the IRS. You’ll receive a receipt after you complete your donation. You may be able to claim a charitable contribution for the amount of the gift. Please check with your tax professional.

How are donations on Grapevine processed?

Grapevine has partnered with Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity (EIN 46-1323531), to facilitate all donations. This is a Donor Advised Fund that will distribute your donation to the nonprofits you selected. This allows you to easily make a donation to any U.S. nonprofit.

Does Grapevine have any fees?

We don’t charge any platform fees, but our payment processor charges the standard credit card fee of 2.2% + 30¢ per donation (3.5% for AmEx). If you’d like, you can leave an optional tip on your donation that supports Grapevine’s work.

How can I create a Giving Circle?

If you’re an individual donor, giving circle, foundation, company, or nonprofit interested in setting up your own Grapevine Giving Circle, head you can start your group right here: https://www.grapevine.org/giving-circle-setup/step-1

What payment methods does Grapevine accept for donations?

Donations may be submitted via Credit Card or ACH payment.

We are not currently able to accept DAF or Check donations.

How is my donation payment secured?

All Grapevine donations are secured by bank-level, 256-bit encryption. We utilize SHA-256 RSA Encryption verified and signed by Let's Encrypt Authority X3.

How is Grapevine different from other crowdfunding and donation platforms?

Grapevine is the first crowdgranting platform. Unlike crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, GoFundMe and others that support one-time campaigns for a specific cause, Grapevine helps people come together to pool their donations on a recurring basis, and then collaborate to decide where to give the total amount. Grapevine is more than just a site for collecting donations, we help bring people together with tools for communicating, member invitations, and more.

If a donation is made through Grapevine to my nonprofit, when will I receive the funds?

Grapevine disburses donations to organizations monthly, once they've reached the processing threshold of $100. When we make your disbursement, we also send you an email to let you know and provide any relevant details. Read more about our process here.

Can a fiscally sponsored nonprofit receive funds from Grapevine?

Yes, we can grant money to fiscal sponsors. However, some fiscal sponsors may have their own restrictions around accepting funds. As a donor or giving circle leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that the fiscal sponsor will accept funds from Grapevine.

Do you share donor information with nonprofits?

Grapevine does not share donor information.

How can I expect to receive donations made through Grapevine to my nonprofit?

If you are part of the Bill.com network, you will receive your disbursement via direct deposit. If you are not part of the network, you will be contacted via email with the option to join the network in order to receive direct deposits. If you accept, your disbursement will be made via direct deposit. If you do not accept, your disbursement will be sent via check.

How can I update my nonprofit's profile on Grapevine?

If you'd like to make updates to your profile on Grapevine, you can do so by filling out the form here.

Can I use Grapevine to process all donations for my nonprofit?

Absolutely! If you’re interested in partnering with Grapevine to collect donations, please reach out to us at info@grapevine.org.