When signing up, your GoFundMe will be set up for an individual to receive the funds by default, unless you selected a charity and tax ID from our list when first creating the campaign.
We may be able to help you withdraw your funds on behalf of an organisation in certain situations. In order to do this, you must be directly affiliated with the organisation and be in contact with a beneficial owner of the organisation. A beneficial owner is someone with significant responsibility to control, manage or direct the organisation (e.g. a Chief Executive Officer, Vice President, Treasurer or a controller).
To ensure that this option will work for you, please contact our team prior to accepting donations so we can make sure you are set up correctly. When contacting our team, please share the following:
- Your organisation's name and Tax ID
- How you are affiliated with the organisation
- The name of the beneficial owner who is authorised to make withdrawals for the organisation
- Any specifications or requirements for how the organisation needs to receive the funds
If you started a campaign for a charity (such as the Red Cross) you would like to support but do not work for, or if you raised donations to pay a third party such as a veterinarian's office or funeral home - You must withdraw the money yourself.
This way you can proceed with withdrawing the donations to your own bank account and deliver them to the organisation outside of GoFundMe.
If you have not created your GoFundMe or raised any funds yet, you also have the option of setting up a certified charity campaign with our partner, PayPal Giving Fund. With this campaign type, all funds are sent to PayPal Giving Fund directly and then delivered to the designated charity on a monthly basis. If you selected a charity and tax ID when first signing up, you may have already set up a certified charity campaign.
You can read more about this by clicking here.