Apple Pay for Donations
Apple Pay provides nonprofit organizations a simple and secure way to accept donations from within their app and website. Similar to using Apple Pay to buy goods and services, users can donate without entering their billing, shipping, or contact details. Apple doesn’t charge fees or commission on Apple Pay transactions.
To accept donations with Apple Pay, your organization will need the following:
- Payment provider
- Apple Developer Program membership
- Approval to accept donations with Apple Pay
- Apple Pay implemented in your app or website
Implementing Apple Pay to accept donations is similar to implementing Apple Pay to sell goods and services within your app or website. The account configuration, implementation process, and review guidelines are the same. The only additional steps are to get your nonprofit organization approved to accept donations with Apple Pay and to use the “Donate with Apple Pay” button.
Submitting for approval
Complete the approval process before enabling the “Donate with Apple Pay” button.
Nonprofits based in the U.S.
You’ll need a Candid Seal of Transparency. All seal holders are approved to accept donations through Apple Pay. Earning a Seal of Transparency is free and gives donors insight into your organization, helping them make educated grant giving decisions.
Nonprofits based outside of the U.S.
You’ll need to get approval through Benevity, which will ask you to provide basic information about your organization, as well as the Team ID for your membership in the Apple Developer Program. You can find this ID in the “Membership details” section of your developer account. Once approved, you’ll be notified by Apple.
Resources and help
For information on implementing Apple Pay and a list of payment providers, see our Apple Pay guides and reference.
If you have questions about implementing Apple Pay, please contact us.