COVID-19 Relief Fund

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a global pandemic. It is affecting people all across the globe. Whether it means deepening food insecurity, finding alternative childcare, losing jobs, or actually being infected, people’s health and daily lives are changing in big ways.

No matter who you are or where you are, we are all impacted by this pandemic to some degree. We’ve started the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help as many people as possible. With donations made to this fundraiser, GoFundMe.org, the nonprofit and charitable arm of GoFundMe, will issue microgrants to individuals, organizations and communities that have either been impacted themselves or are dedicated to helping those affected by the crisis. 

By contributing to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, you are able to support a larger cause, with a tax-deductible donation, while seeing the direct impact of your donation with regular updates and stories from the people you’ve helped. Any donation, big or small, helps us further our goal of helping as many individuals and organizations as possible.
 
Who your donation impacts
Donations to the General Relief Fund supports a range of needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From teachers who are ensuring their students have hot meals to grassroots efforts that are securing PPE for those on the frontlines to people chipping in to help strangers make ends meet ahead of rent payments - together, we are providing financial support to those who need it most. Every week through the General Relief Fund, GoFundMe.org issues out grants to those in need. Donors also get updates to learn about the week’s activities. Here are just a few examples of some of the grant recipients to date: 

- An Italian organization that is providing free delivery of medicine and medical supplies to the elderly
- Independent contractors such as rideshare drivers that are currently out of work
- Community groups making and delivering lunch to healthcare workers
- A distillery shifting normal operations to make hand sanitizer for essential workers

Partnering with PEOPLE Magazine
We’ve also partnered with PEOPLE to help bring awareness to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. With their brand footprint close to 100 million, we can reach more people to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. Every COVID-19 article on People.com will include a call to action to learn more and link to donate to the Fund.

GoFundMe.org is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

Future Grants to Fundraisers and Organizations
To be considered for a grant, please go to www.gofundme.com/sign-up and create a fundraiser explaining your situation. In the fundraiser description, please explain how COVID-19 has affected you or your community, and what the donations will be used for. If you have already set up a fundraiser, please be sure it includes a relevant keyword like “coronavirus” or “COVID.”

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Funds raised on this campaign will be managed by GoFundMe.Org, an independent non-profit organization registered in the United States (EIN 81-2279757). Donors support the GoFundMe.Org fund and GoFundMe.Org selects and then distributes donations to verified GoFundMe campaigns and aid to organizations that help those affected. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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