How to Help Those Impacted by the US Government Shutdown

The government shutdown that started on December 22 thankfully came to end on January 25. While the shutdown is over, the impact of may continue. Furloughed workers have yet to receive a paycheck, and government contract workers may not receive back pay.

In response to this crisis, earlier this month GoFundMe and Deepak Chopra started a fundraiser to support several nonprofit organizations across the country offering direct assistance to government workers. This campaign has already distributed the money to the nonprofits and we will continue accepting donations in the coming days until paychecks are issued again.

In addition to the fundraiser started by GoFundMe and Chopra, thousands of individuals have started campaigns to help with their rent, groceries, and other critical resources. To help those impacted by the shutdown, you can donate to one of the many verified GoFundMe campaigns below.

GoFundMe has a dedicated Trust & Safety team reviewing all campaigns related to the government shutdown. We deploy proprietary technical tools and have multiple processes in place to verify the identity of campaign organizers and the beneficiary of the campaign. Before money is transferred, an individual’s information, including their banking information, must be verified by our payment processor.

The platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means funds are guaranteed to go to the right place or they will get a refund. Click here for additional information on the GoFundMe Guarantee.

Donate to fundraisers for the Government Shutdown

Milwaukee, WI
I am a furloughed employee, veteran  and  single parent raising my 3 year old ...
Last donation 1yr ago
$7,530 raised of $7,500
$7,530 raised
Arlington, TN
The Clontz/Raniszewski family will be facing a tough time next week.  Sarina wi...
Last donation 1yr ago
$3,750 raised of $5,000
$3,750 raised
Edmond, OK
Hello everyone. Whether you know me or you don’t, thank you for taking the tim...
Last donation 1yr ago
$3,455 raised of $7,500
$3,455 raised
Redwood City, CA
Compassion Residio Services is the nation's first residential facility for vet...
Last donation 1yr ago
$3,170 raised of $20,000
$3,170 raised
Mariposa, CA
I am asking for assistance to keep my small family business afloat during this g...
Last donation 1yr ago
$3,005 raised of $3,000
$3,005 raised
Mishawaka, IN
The Backstory   About Tori         Tori Lipsky, a daughter, a sister, an...
Last donation 2yrs ago
$2,575 raised of $50,000
$2,575 raised
Portland, OR
Hello, I’m a hard of hearing furloughed federal employee of 35 years supportin...
Last donation 1yr ago
$2,210 raised of $3,000
$2,210 raised
Lithonia, GA
I am a contractor who just started working with HUD on 12/10/18 and then got wor...
Last donation 1yr ago
$2,082 raised of $3,500
$2,082 raised
Lebanon, KY
Help a local, sustainable, & naturally grown farm get traction by acquiring...
Last donation 1yr ago
$1,920 raised of $21,000
$1,920 raised
Greeley, CO
Hi Guys, It pains me very much to even be doing this and I shouldn't be asking a...
Last donation 1yr ago
$1,915 raised of $2,200
$1,915 raised
Calvert City, KY
Thank you all!!!...
Last donation 1yr ago
$1,675 raised of $3,500
$1,675 raised
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jason Tuttle and his family are in need of financial support during the Governme...
Last donation 1yr ago
$1,655 raised of $5,000
$1,655 raised