Payment Security and Privacy

Payment Privacy and Security

Privacy and security are of critical importance when it comes to your charitable activity.  Please review the steps we take to ensure your comfort when using Cherryfish.

Public Contributions

When you choose your contributions to be "Public", anyone can see to whom and how much you've contributed.  Your contributions include ticket purchases, donations, volunteer hours, and winning auction bids.  Public contributions are visible from a page's "Scoreboard" section, listing out the top supporters for each type of contribution.

Private Contributions

When you choose your contributions to be "Private", the public cannot see to whom and how much you've contributed.  Charity administrators and event organizers that you are contributing to will see relevant information on your contributions. If you have given to a particular individual fundraiser, they will also receive information about your contribution.  On page's "Scoreboard" section, "Private" contributions are all grouped together and private contributors are not listed.


There are several steps taken to ensure your security when making payments on Cherryfish. 

First, every transaction is encrypted.  In fact, all activity on Cherryfish is encrypted - from logging in to making a donation, your web activity is enabled through encryption.  

Second, every transaction is directly connected to a verified nonprofit bank account.  We do not use a central foundation or donor-advised funds to reroute your money - those methods are inefficient and less transparent.  In order to enable this type of transaction, we leverage our third piece of security: Stripe.  Stripe is a secure payment processor trusted by a wide variety of reputable businesses worldwide. Stripe handles billions of dollars worth of transaction every year.  Stripe processes all Cherryfish transactions.

To learn more about Stripe, please visit

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