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Big Check FAQ

If you received an email about a Big Check from GoFundme, here are some answers to some questions you may have:

  • Does receiving the Big Check cost anything?

No! GoFundMe’s Big Check is completely free to you. However, if we are shipping to an international address, you may be asked to pay an import fee upon delivery. Don’t worry, just save your receipt and we are happy to cover that cost!

  • Will receiving the Big Check end my campaign?

Never! On GoFundMe, there are never any time limits or deadlines for your campaign. You can keep your campaign up and running for as long as you'd like and keep all your donations, even if you don't reach your goal.

  • Who will the Check be addressed to? Can I change the amount listed on it?

Don't worry, the Big Check will actually arrive completely blank, so you can customize exactly what it says, whenever you are ready.

  • What should I write on my Big Check?

You should fill out the Big Check with your, or your beneficiary’s, name. Be sure to also include the amount raised so far, or your goal. In the “memo” area, you can write what you raised money for and your link can also be included in the bottom right corner.

  • How long do I have to present my Big Check and send the footage back?

Take as long as you need! There’s no rush or time limit on this offer, so please take care of this whenever is most convenient for you.

  • Where do I get the media release?

We can provide this form to you once you send in your image. We can send it as an attachment, or we can send it electronically for you to sign on the computer. If you need it sooner, please just let us know.

  • Where will my image be used?

Your Big Check image can potentially be used on our website, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites.

  • Where do I send my image once it’s been taken?

You can email all files to Attachments are best, but you can also use other file sharing sites if it’s easier. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!


The better your GoFundMe moment, the better chance you have at being chosen for exposure! Take a look at some past Big Check photos for some ideas:

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