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Making Super Bowl Dreams Come True

This Sunday, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will battle it out at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the chance to become the champions of Super Bowl 50. Millions of people from around the world will be tuning in to catch the action, but many dream of being able to see their favorite teams in person. GoFundMe is helping to make that dream come true. Fans from across the country have turned to GoFundMe for help making it to the game.
 
   
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Dr. George's Broncos Adventure
 
George spent his life as a psychologist for children and the elderly, and positively impacted many lives. Tragically, he was recently diagnosed with ALS, and the disease has been progressing rapidly. He is a devoted fan of the Denver Broncos, so friends and family have rallied together to help send George and his wife to Super Bowl 50 to see their team play.
 
 
 
$8,610 raised by 85 people in 9 days
 
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Send Catman to the Big Game
 
Gregory "Catman" Good is a well-known superfan of the Carolina Panthers, and has never missed a single home game since 1995. When he attends their games, he can be seen sporting a bright blue costume, complete with a wacky wig and a Panthers cape. To repay the joy he has brought to so many over the years, Catman's friends and fans are helping to send him to Santa Clara this weekend to cheer on his beloved team.
 
 
 
$7,946 raised by 239 people in 15 days
 
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Super Bowl Fun for the Desmeliks
 
6-year-old Holmes is bravely fighting a brain tumor, with his loving family by his side to support him. He also loves the Carolina Panthers, especially their quarterback Cam Newton. A family friend started raising money with the hopes of sending Holmes to the big game this year, and the outpouring of support was amazing. Unfortunately, Holmes' brother Vincent recently came down with some health issues as well, so the family will be unable to travel. The funds will be used to throw the boys a Super Bowl party fit for the huge fans they are, and also to help the family offset medical expenses moving forward.
 
 
 
$13,681 raised by 264 people in 7 days
 
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Super Bowl Do-Over
 
It has always been on Clint's bucket list to watch the Denver Broncos play live in the Super Bowl. Two years ago, he was about to leave for his dream trip when his father passed away unexpectedly — Clint chose to stay with his family. Now that the Broncos are in the championships once again, Clint's friends have created a campaign to help him check off his bucket list item.
 
 
 
$3,570 raised by 43 people in 8 days
 
 
   
 
 
FOX NEWS – WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Biggest Carolina Panthers fan trying to get to the Super Bowl
 
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL
Superfan uses GoFundMe to raise money for Super Bowl trip
 
FOX NEWS – DENVER, CO (VIDEO)
Nursing home fights to get ALS patient to Super Bowl
 
CBS RADIO – CHAPEL HILL, NC
Student raising money to send friend to the Super Bowl
 
ABC NEWS – DENVER, CO (VIDEO)
Sacramento Broncos fan trying to get ticket to Super Bowl 50
 
 
 
   
 
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Help Flint, Michigan Get Clean Drinking Water

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GoFundMe Fundraising Contest for Flint Water Crisis

Today, we are excited to launch a contest to help raise even more money for the Flint Water Crisis.

The GoFundMe campaign that raises the most money between 6:00am PT on Friday, January 22, 2016, through 6:00pm PT on Friday, January 29, 2016, to provide clean drinking water to the people of Flint, will receive a $10,000 contribution from GoFundMe.

Please carefully read the official contest rules at this link: http://bit.ly/1PrPwjg

Start a Campaign for Flint

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$265K Raised for Injured Secret Service Agent

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Massive Storms Hit Southern U.S.: $1.2M Raised

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GoFundMe Users Giving Back for the Holidays

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Sisters Fighting Rare Genetic Disease: $313K Raised

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Outpouring of Support for San Bernardino Victims

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New Report: Giving Goes Viral, Donations on GoFundMe Exceed $1 Billion in the Last Year

GoFundMe Now Ranks alongside America’s Top 10 Charities
New GoFundMe Report Shows Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Dec. 1, 2015 — A new report released on “Giving Tuesday” shows that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a major way that American’s give back to their community. The report, issued by GoFundMe, the world’s largest crowdfunding site and one that focuses exclusively on personal causes, shows that donations on GoFundMe alone totaled $1.09 billion, which puts crowdfunded giving on par with donations to the top 10 of America’s largest charities.

Hailey’s Harvest campaign exemplifies crowdfunding’s rapid, widespread response to need. The campaign was created in May 2015 to help provide food and sleeping shelters for the homeless of Kitsap County, Washington, raising nearly $50,000.

“It’s nothing short of inspiring when you see someone like nine-year-old Hailey so moved by a homeless person on the street that she starts her own garden to donate fresh food,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “And it’s incredible to watch her story catch fire. Hailey quadrupled her garden and expanded to building mobile sleeping shelters as a result of a campaign that attracted tens of thousands of dollars. I’m proud that GoFundMe helped give her the resources to make a real impact.”

“The disruption in the charitable giving space is happening person-to-person, community-to-community, and it’s tectonic,” said David Hahn, GoFundMe president and chief product officer. “What’s most exciting is that it has created an entirely new way for people to respond to the needs around them.”

Key findings:

  • $1.09 billion in donations in the last year on GoFundMe alone puts crowdfunded giving alongside the top 10 largest American charities (1)
  • Charitable giving grew 7.1% overall in 2014, according to Giving USA, while GoFundMe, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, is growing in the triple digits
  • 70% of people would take action after seeing a friend’s social media post about making a donation according to a Red Cross survey (2)
  • Sharing a GoFundMe campaign on Facebook increases donations by 350%

Report link:

GoFundMe Infographic


About GoFundMe

GoFundMe is the world’s largest crowdfunding site that brings together friends, families and communities to support personal causes and life events. The platform has raised over $1 billion from over 16 million donors. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with a technology team based in Silicon Valley, GoFundMe is backed by leading venture capitalists. For more information, please visit www.gofundme.com.


(1)The Chronicle of Philanthropy: https://philanthropy.com/specialreport/philanthropys-uneven-climb-s/73
(2)The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/news/press-release/How-Your-Friends-Affect-Your-Donations-this-Holiday-Season.

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