Pricing and Fees

Flexible Pricing Structure and Fair Fees

It’s free for users to sign up, to create a campaign, and to contribute to a research project campaign.* When a campaign successfully raises funds, Lifespan.io charges a small fee as a percentage of the raised funds, plus processing fees, according to the below chart:

 

For Non-Profit Organizations

Flexible Funding

All-or-Nothing Funding

You reach your goal 5% 5%
You don’t reach your goal 7% – This increase encourages researchers to set reasonable goals and promote their campaigns well. 0% – Contributors are not charged. Third-party fees do not apply.
Third party fees
  • 3-5% for payment processing (varies depending on pledge size and payment types)
  • $40 wire fee: Charged once when non-US campaigns have completed with successfully raised funds. The funds are wired in one lump sum to a non-US bank account after the campaign has ended.
  • Additional currency exchange fees may also apply.

For For-Profit Organizations**

Flexible Funding

All-or-Nothing Funding

You reach your goal 10% 10%
You don’t reach your goal 12% – This increase encourages researchers to set reasonable goals and promote their campaigns well. 0% – Contributors are not charged. Third-party fees do not apply.
Third party fees
  • 3-5% for payment processing (varies depending on pledge size and payment types)
  • $40 wire fee: Charged once when non-US campaigns have completed with successfully raised funds. The funds are wired in one lump sum to a non-US bank account after the campaign has ended.
  • Additional currency exchange fees may also apply.
*Contributors can contribute from anywhere in the world to campaigns. Lifespan.io does not charge any fees to do so, but depending on the currency of their contribution, they will bear the exchange rate and any additional exchange charges as determined by their credit card.
**Fee structure for for-profit entities reflects that donations on Lifespan.io may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding tax status.