Charity and fundraising policy
eBay helps individuals and organizations raise funds for charity. Whether or not you use our dedicated program,
eBay Giving Works, you can list items and give all or part of the proceeds to charity.
If you use a different donation program, make sure your listing follows our guidelines below. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
eBay Giving Works listings
Verifying that nonprofits are eligible for the program
Powering the donation account inside My eBay
Collecting and paying out sellers' donations
Providing sellers with tax receipts
You can list with eBay Giving Works if you:
Note: This policy does not apply to
Nonprofit Direct Sellers. Nonprofit Direct Sellers receive 100% of an item's final sale price directly from the buyer.
Items listed in the following categories can't be listed with eBay Giving Works:
Items that can't be sold on eBay, including lottery and raffle tickets.
Charity listings without eBay Giving Works
You can list items for charity without eBay Giving Works if:
You're soliciting on behalf of recognized, tax-deductible charitable organizations (for example, 501(c)(3) or equivalent status with the IRS).
You receive advance written consent from the charitable organization for the solicitation—and include the following information in your listing:
A readable photo or scanned image of the written consent. (This proof can't be a link to a website.) The letter must be on the charity's letterhead and signed by one of the organization's officers
The charity's tax-deductibility status
Your name or eBay user ID, dates of event or listings, and the donation amount (percentage of the final sale price) you'll be donating if your item sells
Why does eBay have this policy?
The guidelines in this policy help ensure that buyers and sellers are following all laws and regulations on charitable fundraising, which is regulated by both federal and state governments.