Article: How and When Will a Charity Receive my Donation?

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Donation disbursement - timing and processing

Groundswell processes individual donations within five business days after the date a donation was made, via ACH. Through a partnership with PayPal, Groundswell sends donations quickly and securely to the more than 300,000 charities that have been confirmed by PayPal to receive donations electronically. Each individual donation is acknowledged with the donor name and giving account name, unless the donor has opted to donate anonymously. Donation notes are also transmitted for charities to review in their PayPal Grants Portal.

While Groundswell prioritizes sending payments to charities via ACH, in some cases we will issue paper checks if ACH information isn’t available. In the case of mailing paper checks, posted donations are batch processed twice a month, on the 1st and 15th of the month. Due to USPS delivery delays, some paper checks take 7-10 days to arrive.

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