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 organization in certain situations. In order to do this, you must be directly affiliated with the organization and be in contact with a beneficial owner for the organization. A beneficial owner is someone with significant responsibility to control, manage, or direct the organization (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 organization's name and Tax ID
- How you are affiliated with the organization
- The name of the beneficial owner who is authorized to make withdrawals for the organization
- Any specifications or requirements for how the organization needs to receive the funds
If you started a campaign for a charity (such as the Red Cross) you’d like to support but don’t 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 delivering them to the organization 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.