Accreditation Fee Schedule

Nonprofit Fees

A. Cash contribution income for the latest 12-month fiscal year

If your financial statements are not yet complete, please estimate your cash contribution revenue on which the ECFA Accreditation Fee is calculated.

When financial statements are submitted the appropriate adjustments will be made and ECFA will either refund or send an invoice for the difference in accreditation fee if necessary.

 At LeastBut Less ThanAccreditation Fee
$500,000,000 $16,000
Nonprofit Fees

B. Total Revenue

 At LeastBut Less ThanAccreditation Fee
$30,000,000 $3,000

Cash Contribution Revenue

Cash contributions are those received in all net asset classes (unrestricted, temporarily restricted, and permanently restricted).


  • Special event (banquets, golf outings, etc.) revenue net of direct expenses

  • Private foundation grant money received

  • Donated marketable securities (publicly-held) received

  • Pledges (net pledges recorded as assets and revenue — ECFA provides accredited organizations an option of only including payments on pledges in cash donated income instead of net pledges. Either method must be consistently followed for ECFA fee calculation purposes.)


  • Government grants (federal, state, and local)

  • Privately-held securities

  • Noncash gifts (gifts of services, real estate, clothing, furniture, etc.) — Note: the donation of publicly-held marketable securities is considered as cash contributions for the purposes of this calculation

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