Helping minors raise funds

We have seen many inspiring fundraisers organized by kids and teens on GoFundMe for causes they are passionate about, but there are a few important things to keep in mind before you and your child get started.

Leeftijdsvereisten op GoFundMe 

De persoon die geld opneemt op zijn/haar bankrekening moet minimaal 18 jaar oud zijn.

However anyone at least 13 years old can create an account. This means a teenager could manage the fundraiser, share it, and post updates. A parent or guardian will need to be added as the beneficiary in order to withdraw the funds. We recommend clearly writing in the fundraiser story that the parent or legal guardian is handling the funds. 

Please note, if you are located in the US or Canada, organizers may be required to enter their address and birthdate before creating a fundraiser. In these cases, the GoFundMe account should be in the parent’s name, and they can work together with the child to manage the account and create the fundraiser.

Fundraising for someone else's child

When raising funds for a child you are not the legal guardian of, GoFundMe’s Terms of Service require you to have permission from the minor’s legal guardian, or transfer funds directly into a trust account for the sole benefit of the minor. 

If you have questions about the process of creating a trust account, you can contact a financial advisor, attorney, or banking institution. GoFundMe cannot provide or offer legal advice.
You may be asked to provide proof that the minor and/or their guardian received the funds raised on their behalf. Alternatively, our Trust and Safety team may reach out to the legal guardian to confirm they have authorized a third party to transfer funds and deliver the funds to them. Please know that these are proactive measures GoFundMe takes to ensure the safety and security of all parties involved.

Intimidatie of pesterijen melden op GoFundMe

Abusive or hateful language is never acceptable on GoFundMe. This is a safe space for people to come together and help each other. If you see this kind of language on your teen’s fundraiser or anywhere on the site, please click "Get help" to let us know immediately so we can take appropriate action. 

Wat als je geen toestemming geeft voor de GoFundMe van je minderjarige kind?

You can use this form to report a minor’s account to our Trust & Safety team, and they will then be able to help you further. 

Toegang tot het account van je tiener

We certainly understand your concern for your teen’s safety; however, we are unable to provide unauthorized access to the account if you’re not the account holder. Please keep in mind all users ages 13 (or 16 for children located in Europe) and older are considered authorized account holders.

Als je nog vragen hebt over toegang tot het account van je kind, of hoe je de inzamelingsactie van je kind voor het publiek kunt verwijderen, meld dit dan bij ons team voor meer hulp. 

Een afbeelding van je kind van GoFundMe verwijderen

GoFundMe wants to ensure your child’s photo is used only with a parent or guardian’s authorization. If a photo of your child appears on a GoFundMe without permission, please report it to our Trust & Safety team here

Zorg ervoor dat het GoFundMe-account van je tiener veilig is

GoFundMe neemt de veiligheid van je informatie serieus. We raden aan om de tips over hoe je een GoFundMe-account veilig houdt samen met je kind door te nemen. Als je tiener problemen heeft met het inloggen op zijn/haar account, lees dan dit artikel voor meer hulp.

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