To raise money for someone else, you'll want to first 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
To withdraw, they will need to be at least 18 years of age, located in the supported country that you're creating your campaign in, and capable of providing the following:
- A bank account in that same country
- A physical address in that same country
- A phone number in that same country
- A Tax ID in that same country (or driver's license number in Australia)
- A government-issued ID for that same country
This means if you created your campaign in the US and are raising funds in the US dollar, you cannot add a Canadian beneficiary. They will not be able to withdraw if you do this.
How to invite someone to withdraw
If you selected "Myself or Someone else" on the first campaign creation page when it asks who the funds are for, then later you will be able to simply click "Withdraw" on your GoFundMe dashboard, verify your phone number and email if you haven't, and then select "Someone Else" to set up your beneficiary. From there, you can enter your beneficiary’s name and email to send them a beneficiary invitation.
Once they accept 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 that you created for them. They can sign into this separate account and withdraw via bank transfer.
Your GoFundMe page will also reflect that you are raising funds on behalf of your beneficiary once the invite 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If you have already withdrawn some of the funds, this option will not appear.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 best handle your situation if you need to change where the funds are going after withdrawals have started.
Customers who set up a Stripe account upon campaign creation cannot set up a beneficiary invitation.