Start a Medical Fundraiser on GoFundMe

Raise money to help cover the cost of medical bills, treatment, or care. GoFundMe is the trusted place to fundraise for medical cost assistance.

Start a GoFundMe

Everything you need to help your fundraiser succeed is here. Start fundraising on GoFundMe today

How to start a GoFundMe

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Our tools help create your fundraiser

Click the ‘Start a GoFundMe’ button to get started. You’ll be guided by prompts to add fundraiser details and set your goal, which can be changed anytime.

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Share your fundraiser link to reach donors

Once live, share your fundraiser link with friends and family to start gaining momentum. You’ll also find helpful resources for running your fundraiser in your GoFundMe dashboard.

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Securely receive the funds you raise

Add your bank information to securely start receiving funds or invite your intended recipient to add theirs. You don’t need to reach your fundraising goal to receive your money.

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Questions about medical fundraising on GoFundMe

Can I start a GoFundMe for myself?

Yes, starting a GoFundMe to help cover the cost of your medical bills is a trust way to get help. Including details in your GoFundMe’s description about what you are fundraising for will help donors understand what you need.

Can I start a fundraiser for my friend or loved one?

Yes, if you know a friend or loved one who needs help covering medical bills, starting a GoFundMe is a great way to help. We recommend you first ask if the person you are fundraising for is comfortable with you starting the fundraiser. Once you set up the fundraiser, you can invite them to set up bank transfers so they will receive the money directly. Learn more about inviting the person you are fundraising for to receive funds

What details should I include in my medical fundraiser?

Including the details, even estimates, of what you are fundraising for and the average costs, can help potential donors understand your need. For example, if you are raising money to help cover the cost of an unexpected medical bill and in-person care, you might share how much you anticipate each of those costs to be. For more inspiration, read this article for help writing your fundraiser description.

Can I raise my goal if I my needs increase?

Yes, you can raise (or lower) your fundraising goal at any time. 

How long will it take to receive the money raised?

The process of setting up and verifying transfers can take 3-7 business days or longer to complete. Then, once your first transfer is sent, it will take on average 2-5 business days for the funds to safely be deposited into the bank account on file.

How much of the money will I keep?

One small transaction fee (2.9% + $0.30) is automatically deducted per donation—that’s it. Everything else goes directly to your cause. For more information and to estimate what you will receive, check out the GoFundMe pricing calculator.

Can I raise money for a medical charity on GoFundMe?

Yes, you can fundraise for a charity or nonprofit you care about by selecting “Charity” when prompted to select who you are fundraising for in your GoFundMe setup.

Why set up a medical fundraiser on GoFundMe?

Starting a medical fundraiser on GoFundMe can be a lifeline for those facing the overwhelming challenge of medical expenses. Whether it’s for surgeries, treatments for chronic conditions, medications, rehabilitation, or supporting families during times of medical crisis, GoFundMe provides a compassionate platform to share your story and gather financial support. By creating a medical fundraiser, you’re inviting a community who wants to help you to join your journey. GoFundMe’s tools make it simple to reach out to friends, family, and even strangers who want to support when people need it most.

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