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Online Giving for Donors

Credit Card Giving

The Boston Foundation is pleased to offer credit card and Donor Advised Fund giving through the Giving Common.  The Boston Foundation incurs a 5.5% processing fee on all credit card gifts which is in turn deducted from the gift to cover this cost.  The Boston Foundation does not add any additional fees.  As a donor you have the option to “gross up” your gift to cover the fee prior to completing your transaction.

When you make a gift to a nonprofit organization through the Giving Common your donation will appear on your credit card statement and for IRS purposes as a gift to the Boston Foundation.  Following each donation you will receive on screen and email receipts.  The nonprofit organization receiving your gift is notified the next day after the gift is made and receives donated funds from the Giving Common once a month along with non-anonymous donor contact information.

Should you have questions, please contact Leigh Handschuh at or call 617-338-1623.


Giving through Your Donor Advised Fund at the Boston Foundation

Support a local nonprofit by making a grant suggestion through your Donor Advised Fund at the Boston Foundation by clicking here.

Interested in establishing a fund at the Boston Foundation?  Click here.


The Giving Common team is here to help you. Please email us at or call us at 617-338-1623.