Google Checkout is going to charge standard fee from non-profit organization who use Google Checkout from the beginning of March. Earlier this service was free of charge for non profits. However, non-profits Google Grants program will be able to continue using the service for free until atleast next year.
Google Checkout Product Manager Prem Ramaswami writes at the Google Checkout Blog:
If your organization is already a Google Grants recipient using Checkout for donation processing, please make sure to link your Grants account with Checkout by February 15 to continue receiving free donation processing without interruption. If you are not yet a Google Grants recipient and you meet the guidelines for the program, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you apply for Google Grants by March 1, 2009 and you’re accepted, we will retroactively credit you for any Checkout fees incurred while your application was pending. For anyone who falls outside of our guidelines or who decides not to apply for a Google Grant, we realize this news may come as a disappointment, and hope that you’ll still find Checkout’s ease of use and competitive rates compelling reasons to keep using our product.