About Our Fees

Processing Fees

Gifts made directly to United Way of King County incur no processing fees; your dollars go directly to doing good work in the community.

Gifts designated to other nonprofits incur a 9.5% processing fee, capped at $475 per donor, per year.

Credit Card Fees

For gifts designated to other nonprofits using a credit card, United Way of King County will deduct a credit card fee to cover the fee charged to United Way of King County by the credit card company. The credit card fee is 2.5% of the gift amount, with no maximum.

Are these fees ever waived?

  • Processing fees are waived for gifts designated to any United Way located in Washington State.
  • Processing fees for donors that give $10,000 or more directly to United Way of King County are waived for additional gifts designated to other nonprofits that same campaign year.
  • Credit card fees are never waived.

Is there a minimum gift requirement?

There is no minimum gift when you give directly to United Way of King County—we appreciate all of the support! For gifts designated to other nonprofits, the minimum gift is $30 per year. If a gift is designated to another nonprofit for less than $30, it will be redirected to United Way of King County.

Processing Fees Specific to Companies

  • Matching gifts: The processing fee for a gift matching an employee gift designated to another nonprofit is 5% of the gift amount, with no maximum.
  • Corporate gifts:
    • The processing fee for a corporate gift designated to another nonprofit is 5% of the gift amount, with no maximum.
    • No processing fees are charged on corporate gifts made directly to United Way of King County or any United Way in Washington State.