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Etsy Uplift Fund Explainer

We are proud to partner with Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods that is headquartered right here in Brooklyn.

Etsy established the Uplift Fund as a donor advised fund to support nonprofits nationwide that work to dismantle barriers to building a successful small business by fostering equal opportunities to creative entrepreneurship.

Etsy buyers in the United States can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar amount at check out, and the change is donated to the Uplift Fund. These buyer donations, as well as direct grants from Etsy, will be distributed by Brooklyn Community Foundation DBA Brooklyn Org to nonprofit organizations across the country working directly with creators who need support building their own businesses.

Learn more at https://advocacy.etsy.com/uplift-fund/

Who is Brooklyn Community Foundation?

Brooklyn Community Foundation DBA Brooklyn Org is a public foundation that sponsors Donor Advised Funds for charitable giving, supports racial justice through its grantmaking programs, and works in partnership with generous donors to bolster vital nonprofits. Brooklyn Community Foundation rebranded in 2023, and is now known as “Brooklyn Org” — but kept the legal name of the organization as “Brooklyn Community Foundation.” It is the holder of the Uplift Fund and distributes donations to the nonprofits across the US that receive support from your donations.

How will my donation show up on my bank statement?

The first line will state: BCF Etsy Uplift

The second line will state: bcfny.org/EF

As a seller on Etsy, can I opt in or out of offering this in checkout?

Any eligible customer that has a valid amount to donate will see this experience in checkout if they’re purchasing from a shop supported by Etsy Payments. When a customer chooses to round up their purchase and donate, this will not impact your order. You will still receive your order funds to your payment account. The donation is held separately from your sale funds and will go directly to the Uplift Fund held at the Brooklyn Community Foundation DBA Brooklyn Org.

As a seller on Etsy, can I allocate donations to another organization?

All donations will go towards the Uplift Fund. The goal of the Uplift Fund is to support nonprofits  working to enable equal opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. Organizations are selected based on their commitment and approach to these efforts.