Donation Processors handles all payment processing for Canada Donates.
Donation Processors is a payment processing company that processes payments for charitable organizations. Canada Donates has partnered with them to try and increase donations in funeral homes, where pledges have a history of going unfulfilled.
Although the cost of processing a donation with Donation Processors is roughly 3% more than processing the same payment directly through the charity, it is our belief that charities will realize more money from memorial donations thanks to their accessible, and simplified, donation software. This is a direct result of the convenience of their system, which allows donors to make their intended donation with any major credit card on the spot, as opposed to after the fact, as people are less likely to fulfill their pledge if they, for example, have to go home and mail a cheque or drive to the office of their preferred charity.
Canada Donates, a Canadian Charity with a mandate to raise money for charities in areas that historically are underfunded or under pledged (such as funeral homes), accepts donations on behalf of other charities, issues the donor a tax receipt (from Canada Donates), and then forwards the donation on to the charity. Canada Donates withholds 2% of the donation for the logistics involved with getting tax receipts to donors, and donations to charities, with any residual amounts being used for charitable purposes in the community.
Donors tax receipts will always be issued for the full amount of the donation.