Free Fundraising: Why We Are Free

There’s a part of every one of us that dreams of a better world. That spark of inspiration to help a person, fix a neighborhood, or even change a nation. At GoFundMe, we believe your inspiration should be shared with everyone. Because that is how change happens.

That’s why we make it easy to inspire the world and turn compassion into action. By giving people the tools they need to capture and share their crowdfunding story far and wide, we have built a community of more than 50 million donors and helped organizers raise over $5 billion on our free fundraising platform—and we are just getting started.

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GoFundMe is the #1 and most trusted leader in free online fundraising

For people facing lifeʼs challenges, every dollar counts. That’s why GoFundMe’s free fundraising platform has a 0% fee, so you get to keep even more of your donations. We’re also the first and only crowdfunding platform backed by a donor protection guarantee.

How we keep fundraising free

Millions of people turn to GoFundMe in times of need to support themselves, friends, and strangers. When donors choose to give GoFundMe a voluntary tip as they make a donation, they allow us to maintain and improve our free platform so that we can help even more people. We are incredibly grateful for the donors who help us keep GoFundMe the most innovative and trusted place to support people in times of need.

GoFundMe offers free fundraising

Competitors charge a platform fee

Payment processing fees vs. platform fees

Please note that payment processing fees are different from platform fees.

While GoFundMe charges fundraisers a 0% platform fee, standard processing fees to GoFundMe are charged by payment processors like WePay and PayPal. Recipients are charged a small fee (2.9% + $.30 per transaction) to allow for credit card processing and safe transfer of funds.

Keep more of the money you raise with GoFundMe

When a donation is processed, processing fees are deducted from the donation total. For example, when someone donates $100 through GoFundMe, we might pay $3.20 (2.9% of the total plus $0.30).

GoFundMe saves you money by charging no platform fee.

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The leader in online fundraising

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Donor protection guarantee

GoFundMe has the first and only guarantee in the industry.

Simple setup

You can personalize and share your GoFundMe in just a few minutes.

0% platform fee

With a 0% platform fee, you get to keep even more of your money.

Mobile app

The GoFundMe app makes it easy to launch and manage your campaign on the go.

Social reach

Harness the power of social media to spread your story and get more support.

24/7 expert advice

Our best-in-class Customer Happiness agents will answer your questions, day or night.