Making a Donation

Finding a campaign

In order to make a donation, you will need the campaign URL, but you will not need a Starter17 account to donate.

If you don’t have the campaign URL, find any public campaign on the Starter17 home page. Just scroll over or click at the top of your screen if you’re on a computer.

We recommend that you search by any of the following criteria:

• The full name of the campaign organizer

• The full name of the beneficiary

• The campaign title

After you land on the campaign page, you can simply click, “Donate Now” to get started.  

Best practices when donating

To prevent your donation from being automatically refunded:

Donate with your own personal card and from your own device. Do not use someone else’s card

Donate with your own name. Do not use a nick name. If you would like to change your name after the fact, you will be able to do so from your receipt.

Do not donate multiple times in a row. Instead, it’s best if you donate one larger amount.

Accepted Cards

Donations can be made to any Starter17 using most credit and debit cards. Here is a helpful list of accepted payment methods:




American Express

Sofort (For German donors)

GiroPay (For German donors)

Note: Be sure to check the currency of the campaign before submitting your information!

If your donation isn’t going through for some reason, please see this article for tricks and tips.

If you’re unable to donate using a credit or debit card, you can always get in touch with the campaign organizer to ask whether they’re able to receive your donation another way.