It’s common to see our community start fundraisers for themselves and on behalf of others after crises like hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. During the West Coast wildfires in 2020 that hit California, Oregon, and Washington, the GoFundMe community raised millions to help those affected.

During a crisis, you need assurances that your funds will make it to those in need — and the hundreds of GoFundMe employees behind the scenes are working around the clock to do just that.

What happens on GoFundMe during a crisis?

After news reports of a crisis, GoFundMe mobilizes a crisis team that immediately starts monitoring our site for any fundraisers that…

Taking Action To Ensure Working Families Receive The Full Benefits of the American Rescue Plan

People turn to GoFundMe to get help with countless expenses, including rent, groceries, and monthly bills. However, as we’ve said before, GoFundMe was never meant to be a source of support for basic needs, and it can never be a replacement for robust federal relief.

That’s why earlier this year, GoFundMe CEO Tim Cadogan called on Congress to take swift action on a generous and targeted relief package to support families across the US. …

This past year has shown us that the 2021 graduating class is one of the most resilient classes to date. These students continued to pursue their dreams during a global pandemic, despite giving up many of the milestones and celebrations that make graduation so memorable.

To honor and celebrate our 2021 grads, we’ve created a new fundraising hub that highlights the unique ways students are still dreaming big.

We believe every grad deserves to be rewarded for their hard work, and an online fundraiser is one of the fastest and most collaborative ways to do just that. …

By Kim Wilford, General Counsel

At GoFundMe, we are fortunate to connect those who need help with the everyday heroes who so generously give. It’s an active mission: inspiring hope and changing lives through giving. It’s a mission that extends beyond our platform and drives the hundreds of team members who show up every day to help people in need worldwide.

Our desire to help has only intensified over the past year. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that its enduring impact will be felt for decades to come. Day after day, small businesses across the country turn to…

The fundraising platform will encourage tens of millions of members in the GoFundMe community to visit and spread the word about the special enrollment period.

REDWOOD CITY, CA | Today, February 15, GoFundMe launched a new effort to raise awareness about the special enrollment period established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As job and health insurance losses mount in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly one-third of all fundraisers on GoFundMe are in the medical category.

Between February 15 and May 15, GoFundMe will encourage tens of millions of members of the GoFundMe community to visit and help spread the word about the special enrollment period. …

By: Bobby Whithorne, Sr. Director of Communications

It’s impossible to ignore the devastation of 2020: There are 10 million fewer jobs now than in February. The lines at some food banks go on for miles. The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of the year.

The reality is that families all across the country are struggling to put food on the table, cover their monthly expenses, and pay their rent — and it’s causing them to lose hope at a time when hope is desperately needed.

Our message is simple: As Congress continues to negotiate, we urge lawmakers to stay focused on the…

Support the new Basic Necessities Cause — where a single donation benefits individuals who need help covering essential living expenses and the charities working to assist them.

Every day at GoFundMe, we see stories of people who are struggling to make ends meet in the wake of losing their job, the death of a loved one, or an unexpected emergency. These heartbreaking stories are significantly more common in the face of uncertainty such as the COVID-19 pandemic, a natural disaster, or a government shutdown. In 2020 alone, the global GoFundMe community has raised over $100 million for tens of thousands…

In early March, GoFundMe CEO Tim Cadogan wrote in a post that the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic “have tested humanity in ways most of us have never known.” Since then, the public has rallied around each other to provide unceasing support for friends, family members, and even strangers in need — all while navigating the pandemic firsthand.

To better understand the GoFundMe community’s ever-changing response to COVID-19, we are sharing data on pandemic-related fundraisers and donations over a six-month period. Here is what we learned:

Outpouring of global support

Between March 1 and August 31, 2020, the GoFundMe community responded to the…

GoFundMe Kid Heroes celebrates the kids who are using GoFundMe to change their communities and the world.

Grace was only 10 years old when her mother passed away after a three-year fight with leukemia. Grace promised herself she would do something meaningful to honor her mother’s memory and she made good on her promise by building a nonprofit from the ground up. She has since sent over 60,000 cards filled with love to children around the world who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. With the world now grappling with the coronavirus crisis, 18-year-old Grace knew she wanted to help children who are battling illnesses in the hospital, isolated from their families. …

A Letter from GoFundMe CEO Tim Cadogan

Across the world we are facing uncertain times together as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. Many are facing social and work isolation, financial hardship, or even a loved one hospitalized. And many are coming to help those in need and lending a helping hand. During this challenging time I want to take a brief moment to outline the steps we are taking to help as many people as possible. At no other time in GoFundMe’s ten year history have we seen such an urgent need or such an incredible outpouring of support in such a short time.

The global…


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