RENO, Nev. — The attorneys general of Nevada and 20 other states have reached a $200,000 agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Inc. to settle complaints over its handling of charitable contributions through the company’s online fundraising platform.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said Tuesday PayPal’s charitable arm agreed to pay the money to the National Association of Attorneys General to place in its charities enforcement and training fund.
The nonprofit company also agreed to better inform donors that it sometimes redirects their contributions to other organizations with similar purposes and to provide regulators with future data to ensure it is complying with the agreement.
Ford says the new settlement ensures that all donors’ wishes will be honored. N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall represented the state in the deal.