How Plumfund Works

How much does it cost to fund my project? It's free!

Because our goal is to make giving feel good, Plumfund is totally free to fundraisers and donors! There are no transaction fees for organizers or contributors, and no setup fees. Our service allows for your funds to be sent directly to you — offline, by cash or check — which eliminates the need for processing fees.

When you use our convenient online payment options, (your own premier or business PayPal account), the third-party fee is just 2.59% + $0.49 (US)/transaction* (*PayPal's fee of 2.59% + $0.49 applies to most US credit/debit card payments. Other rates may apply.)

How do I receive my funds?

Here's the best thing about Plumfund: Our process allows users to fundraise online for free and avoid credit card processing fees! All your donations come directly to you from your contributors. Contributors either mail you a check or present it to you in person along with their Plumfund gift certificate.

Plumfund's credit card option allows you to receive funds into your own PayPal account. See the next question for more info.

How do online payments work?

Online payments via credit/debit card are powered by PayPal (US and Canada). There is no Plumfund fee, and the third-party fee is just 2.59% + $0.49 (US)/transaction*, deducted from the gift amount (*PayPal's fee of 2.59% + $0.49 applies to most US credit/debit card payments. Other rates may apply).

Is Plumfund safe and secure for me and my contributors?

Rest assured all personal info and gift money is safe and secure. Your funds travel directly from contributors to you, either offline or via your own PayPal account.

Plumfund's secure servers keep your private information safe, and personal info is never sold, rented or shared. Plumfund's parent company,, Inc. has been awarded an A grade by Better Business Bureau's Online Reliability program.

How is all this free?

Plumfund was started with the goal of creating a free online cash registry and crowdfunding site. We believe that online giving should be as natural and tasteful as possible, which is why we provide our services without fees. And, because our vision is to help everyone give and receive freely, we've worked with our long-standing payment processors to keep the third-party transaction fee ridiculously cheap at just 2.59% + $0.49 (US)/transaction* (*PayPal's fee of 2.59% + $0.49 applies to most credit/debit card payments. Other rates may apply)!

Who started Plumfund?

Plumfund was created by the founders of, Sara and Josh Margulis, a real couple who wanted a honeymoon registry that didn't charge exorbitant fees. Sara and Josh created Plumfund to offer the same platform for all of life's special moments and unique fundraising ideas, because giving feels good! Learn more About Us.