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Credit Card Processing for Non-Profits

Are you a registered charity and need a way to accept credit and debit card payments? We understand that fundraising is a crucial part of your organization's ability to help those in need and finding an affordable and easy way to accept card payments can a challenge. We offer discounted rates to non-profits for both our retail and online payment solutions, without any setup, application or cancelation fees. Reach out to us to get started.

Merchant Account Package
$12/month
Helcim Non-Profit Clients
Hosted Payment Page

Accept Donations Online

Our non-profit package includes full access to our web-based Virtual Terminal. You can easily collected credit card numbers by phone or through donation forms and manually process them from any computer or tablet. You also get full access to our online payment tools, such as a our secure payment page. This allows you to easily create a "Donate" button on your website and collect payments from online visitors.

Physical Credit/Debit Machines

Non-profits can also use our merchant account package with a physical credit/debit machine. We offer affordable equipment purchase options as well as free equipment reprogramming for existing terminals.

Non-Profit Interchange Rates

Visa and MasterCard offer special interchange categories for non-profits. Thanks to our Cost+ pricing, Helcim merchants get access to these heavily discounted rates.

Card Type Popularity Interchange Rate Card-Brand Fee Helcim Cost+ True Rate
Visa Debit Charity CPS 4 % 15¢ + 1.650 % 2.20¢ + 0.2300 % 0.150 % =   2.145 %
Visa Debit Charity CPS Regulated 14 % 22¢ + 0.050 % 2.20¢ + 0.2300 % 0.150 % =   0.591 %
Visa Debit Charity Business 1 % 10¢ + 2.450 % 2.20¢ + 0.2300 % 0.150 % =   2.911 %
Visa Debit Charity Business Regulated 3 % 22¢ + 0.050 % 2.20¢ + 0.2300 % 0.150 % =   0.591 %
Visa Credit Charity CPS 16 % 10¢ + 1.350 % 2.20¢ + 0.2500 % 0.150 % =   1.831 %
Visa Credit Charity Rewards Traditional 17 % 10¢ + 1.950 % 2.20¢ + 0.2500 % 0.150 % =   2.431 %
Visa Credit Charity Rewards Signature 3 % 10¢ + 2.700 % 2.20¢ + 0.2500 % 0.150 % =   3.181 %
Visa Credit Charity Rewards Signature Preferred 4 % 10¢ + 2.400 % 2.20¢ + 0.2500 % 0.150 % =   2.881 %
Visa Credit Charity Corporate 3 % 10¢ + 2.650 % 2.20¢ + 0.2500 % 0.150 % =   3.131 %
MC Debit Charity 2 % 15¢ + 1.450 % 2.85¢ + 0.1145 % 0.150 % =   1.834 %
MC Debit Charity Regulated 8 % 22¢ + 0.050 % 2.85¢ + 0.1145 % 0.150 % =   0.480 %
MC Credit Charity 25 % 10¢ + 2.000 % 2.85¢ + 0.1145 % 0.150 % =   2.350 %
Average Transaction Rate 1.89%  +  8¢

The table above spreads your transactions between popular Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card types to calculate an estimated discount rate based on average transaction size of $150 and an average volume of $7,500 per month in credit and debit card payments. This rate includes the interchange, card-brand fees, fixed acquirer fees and our cost+ margin. Unlike most providers, there are no additional "qualified", "non-qualified" or "differential" fees.

  • The orange portion is the true cost set by Visa and MasterCard.
  • The blue portion is our margin.
  • The green portion is your true rate for that particular transaction.
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