Giving to this fund means you’re directly helping people across the country access essentials, like finding a hot meal or a safe place to sleep.
And because we divide your donation between recipients, your support helps many different individuals, families, and communities.
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How the Essentials Fund works
People start fundraisers for help with essentials like rent, food and utilities.
GoFundMe.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, verifies eligible fundraisers.
Your donation gets distributed to help as many people as possible.
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We make it easy to provide broad support with a single donation.
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We deliver funds directly to the individuals, families, and communities in need.
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