When will I receive my money?

This article will explain the expected timeline once you’ve completed the initial bank transfer setup, along with some of the reasons a transfer might be delayed.

The first step is to complete the process of setting up transfers. This includes sharing your personal and banking information with us and our payment processor, and, in some situations, additional supporting documentation. 

Make sure the bank transfer setup is complete and verified

After transfers are successfully set up, you will see a scheduled transfer (showing the estimated arrival date) within your GoFundMe account. The funds will be deposited in your bank account, on average, 2-5 business days from the date they are sent, and your GoFundMe account will show the estimated arrival date. 

Note: The transfer speed of 2-5 business days is highly dependent on the processing speed of your bank. Unfortunately, GoFundMe is not able to speed up the process.   

Review reasons transfers may be delayed

Transfer is not the full amount

If the transfer is less than you expected, it may be because some donations are still processing. As soon as donations are processed and verified, they are added to your next scheduled transfer. You can read more about that here.

Transfer has been sent, but has not reached bank after 10 business days

If you haven't received your funds within 10 business days after they were sent, and they have not returned to your GoFundMe account, please use this form to contact our team so that we can help you to locate the funds.

Transfer date continues to be rescheduled

If the scheduled transfer date in your overview is continuously pushed back, it is because we need additional information or there is an error in the information provided. Here is more information on how to resolve these situations. If you need help from our team, simply click "Get help" on this page.

What went wrong How do I fix it?
  • Did I enter my personal information with someone else’s bank information?
  • Did I not enter my full, legal name?
  • Have I uploaded documents multiple times, and am I still receiving an error message?
Difference between the names listed for personal and bank information. Contact our team so that we can update the information for you.
  • Has it been more than 5 business days since I set up  transfers?
  • Is there a banner within my GoFundMe account asking for additional verification?
  • Have I already received funds, but then transfers stopped?
Documents need to be uploaded for our Payment Partner to verify. Upload necessary documents to your account by clicking the “Bank transfers” icon in your GoFundMe account. Learn more about that process here.
  • Did I receive an email notifying me of a transfer that never arrived?
  • Am I being prompted to update my bank account information within my GoFundMe account?
Incorrect bank information has been entered. Contact your bank to make sure the information you are using is correct, then re-enter your bank information by clicking the “Bank transfers” icon in your GoFundMe account.
  • Has it been over 5 business days since the transfer was sent, and I haven’t received any additional notifications about a verification issue?
A transfer was sent using the correct bank account information but has not arrived. Contact our team so that we can work with our payment processor to locate the funds.
  • Have I received an email titled “Important Message from GoFundMe” or “Urgent Message from GoFundMe”?
  • Is an aspect of my fundraiser prohibited by GoFundMe’s Terms of Service?
  • Is there a red banner within my GoFundMe account?
Your account is under review by our Trust & Safety team. Reply to the email that was sent by our team, and include any requested information. If you did not receive an email, contact our team for support.
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