YouTube Giving allows creators to support the charitable causes they care about. Eligible channels can fundraise for nonprofits by adding the donate button to their videos and live streams. Viewers can donate directly on the video watch page or in live chat.
Creator & fundraiser FAQsWho is eligible to fundraise for YouTube Giving?
To set up a giving fundraiser, your channel has to meet the following requirements:
- Channel is based in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada
- Channel has at least 10k subscribers
- Channel is a part of the YouTube Partner Program
- Channel is NOT designated as made for kids
I see that I have access to YouTube Giving. How do I set it up?
What if I don’t see the donate button after I created a fundraiser?
- Make sure you’ve set up a YouTube Giving fundraiser.
- If the fundraiser has a start date, the donate button will appear on your watch page or live chat after the fundraiser start date.
- If you’re fundraising on a live stream and have live chat turned on, you’ll see the donate button in the chat on mobile. Mobile devices must be in portrait mode to see the live chat. Learn more about live chat donations.
- If you set your video or channel to "made for kids," the donate button will be removed.
What are community fundraisers?
What happened to Super Chat for Good?
Can I still monetize on videos or live streams that have a fundraiser?
How do nonprofits get the donations?
What if the nonprofit designated to get my donation becomes ineligible?
What do the amount total and progress bar represent?
Where can I find analytics about my fundraiser?
To find analytics about your fundraiser:
- Sign into YouTube on a computer.
- Go to YouTube Studio.
- Go to Monetization.
- Select Giving.
- Under “Total Raised,” you’ll see basic fundraiser data next to campaigns you have joined or created.
- Hover over the amount raised with your mouse to see more details about your fundraiser.
- Be requested by a creator.
- Be a US-registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
- Be opted into online fundraising via GuideStar.
- Follow YouTube’s monetization policies both on and off YouTube. This requirement includes following YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
What if I don’t see the nonprofit I want to request in the request tool?
- The nonprofit is not a part of Google for Nonprofits. The nonprofit can request a Google for Nonprofits account.
- The nonprofit is not a Guidestar registered US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Look them up on guidestar.org to confirm the nonprofit is there.
- The nonprofit has opted out of online fundraising. Nonprofits must give the OK for donors to fundraise for them online. Learn more about raising money as a nonprofit on YouTube.
I requested a nonprofit that I want to support. How long will it take to add?
How are funds distributed to Nonprofits?
How can I learn more about Google for Nonprofits?
How can I learn more about raising money as a nonprofit on YouTube?
I see a donate button on a video watch page. How does that work?
What are Live Chat Donations?
If you're located in the following countries/regions, you can make donations.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Is my donation tax deductible?
How much of my donation will reach the nonprofit?
Can I get a refund on my donation?
What info do you share with the nonprofits when I make a donation?
- User donations: Funds given by YouTube users.
- Company donations: Funds given by YouTube or another company, as verified by the nonprofit.
- Offsite donations: Funds collected by the organizer and verified by the nonprofit on a site other than YouTube as part of this campaign.