To raise money for someone else, you first need to make sure that your beneficiary is qualified to withdraw funds in the country and the currency that you signed up with.
Beneficiary requirements to withdraw funds
To withdraw funds, they must be at least 18 years old, located in the supported country which you're creating the campaign in, and able to provide the following information:
- A bank account in that country
- A physical address in that country
- A phone number in that country
- A Tax ID or National Insurance number in that country (or driving licence number in Australia)
- Official proof of ID for that country
This means that if you created your campaign in the US and are raising funds in US dollars, you cannot add a Canadian beneficiary. They will not be able to withdraw funds if you do this.
How to invite someone to withdraw funds
1. Sign in to your GoFundMe account
2. Select the 'Withdraw' button
3. Select the 'Set up withdrawals' button
4. Select 'Someone else'
5. Enter your beneficiary's name and email address
6. Click or tap the 'Invite beneficiary' button
Once they've accepted the invitation, they'll have sole access to withdraw donations. A separate beneficiary account will be created for them that's connected to your campaign which you created for them. They can sign into this separate account and withdraw funds via bank transfer.
Your GoFundMe page will also reflect that you're raising funds in aid of your beneficiary once the invitation has been sent.
If you have already withdrawn some of the funds, this option will not appear. Please contact our team to find out how to proceed if you need to change where the funds are going to after withdrawals have started.
Customers who set up a Stripe account when they create their campaign cannot set up a beneficiary invitation.