How to Safely Use GoFundMe
Safety tips for GoFundMe organizers
Transparency is key
Your funds are secure
We work closely with our payment partners to make sure your funds are protected. Much like banks, we check to make sure all of the payment account details belong to the person, organization, or non-profit that should be receiving the funds
Want trust? Get verified
Learn how to verify your GoFundMe to give your fundraiser credibility and ensure a safe crowdfunding experience.
Keep your information safe by never posting your email address, phone number, bank numbers, or any other sensitive details in your campaign story.
Safety tips for donors
We’re looking out for you
Get to know the fundraiser before you give
Read about the transparency guidelines that we urge all organizers to follow for an idea of some key questions to ask yourself.
If you still want to know more about a specific campaign, contact the organizer directly by clicking the icon next to their name on the campaign.
Still have questions?
If you still have questions about an organizer or campaign, just contact us. Our team is here to help.
Safety tips for beneficiaries
How GoFundMe helps beneficiaries
We employ proprietary technologies and a team of specialists to identify campaigns raising money on your behalf. We’ll proactively reach out to your campaign organizer to ensure that you’re able to receive your funds.
Backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee
The GoFundMe Guarantee is the industry’s first and only guarantee ensure that your funds go to the right place.
We deliver your money quickly and directly
We work closely with our payment partners to make sure your funds receive financial industry level security.
Need help? Contact us. Our team is here to help you access your donations around the clock.