Why was my donation to FPF more than I specified?

Our online payment system gives you the option of covering bank and transaction fees.

When you make a donation to FPF via our “Donate” page, you will see an option:

“I'd like to cover bank and transaction fees so 100% of my donation goes to FPF.  Please charge my total gift of $_____ [chosen amount + fee]"

This is an opt-out;  you can un-check the box to remove the additional fee.