Withdrawing on behalf of a charity

If you are planning for your fundraiser to benefit a charity organization, you have a couple of options to get the money to that organization:

  • Set up the funds to go directly to their organization by selecting “Charity” when setting up the fundraiser. For more information about how organizations receive these funds directly, feel free to view this article about charity fundraiser payouts.
  • Deliver the funds to the organization outside of GoFundMe by selecting “Personal” when setting up the fundraiser. 
  • Add a representative from the charity as the beneficiary, so that they can withdraw the funds, by selecting “Personal” when setting up the fundraiser.

If you are being prompted to set up withdrawals on GoFundMe but had intended for the money to go directly to the charity, we’re going to have to find a plan B. Unfortunately, we can’t convert a personal fundraiser to a charity fundraiser at this point. 

If you know someone from the charity who could withdraw the funds, you could add them as the beneficiary. Otherwise, the best course of action is to withdraw the funds to your bank account and then deliver them to the charity outside of GoFundMe. While it may not have been your first choice, it can be super rewarding to deliver this in a personal way!


Who you are

What to do next 

Learn more

Work for the charity

Withdraw as an organization

Business or Organization withdrawals article

Do not work for the charity

Withdraw personally and deliver funds to the charity 


Send a beneficiary invitation to the charity (you will need to be in contact with them to send them an invitation)

Steps 4- 7 of How do I Withdraw Money article. 

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