Donation - Venmo

Venmo is free, when not using a credit card. Why is there a voluntary fee added?

Hello John -

I don’t know the answer to your question at the moment; but I am researching and will get back to you asap.


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In case others have the same question – what we learned is, although Venmo is free to the person making a donation, and is “free” for person-to-person money transfers, there are transaction fees charged to the recipient organization (that’s us).