Please read the "Business Models" section of the Apple Review Guidelines. Specifically, from the "Unacceptable" section:
- (iv) Unless you are an approved nonprofit or otherwise permitted under Section 3.2.1 (vi) above, collecting funds within the app for charities and fundraisers. Apps that seek to raise money for such causes must be free on the App Store and may only collect funds outside of the app, such as via Safari or SMS.
Setting up an HTTPS post in your app isn't "outside your app."
Why did you do all of this work without becoming (or creating) an approved nonprofit organization to own your app?
And for completeness:
- 3.2.1 (vi) Approved nonprofits may fundraise directly within their own apps or third-party apps, provided those fundraising campaigns adhere to all App Review Guidelines and offer Apple Pay support. These apps must disclose how the funds will be used, abide by all required local and federal laws, and ensure appropriate tax receipts are available to donors. Additional information shall be provided to App Review upon request. Nonprofit platforms that connect donors to other nonprofits must ensure that every nonprofit listed in the app has also gone through the nonprofit approval process. Learn more about becoming an approved nonprofit.
Hi. I am thinking of doing something very similar and am trying to come up with an easy solution (for charities) that also complies with Apple's policies.
If you don't mind me asking: did you ever get a resolution from Apple, or come up with a solution that they accepted?