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Essentials Fund

Help fund
the essentials

One donation helps many people pay for essentials like rent, food, and utilities.

Organized by GoFundMe.org

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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Frances M.

"GoFundMe is helping me in a way I had not expected. Thanks for giving me a hand up."

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Hailey L.

"I was fundraising for shelter and food as well as saving for a wheelchair. This $200 really makes a big difference!"

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Essentials Fund
by the numbers

1,551fundraisers

Helped

$560,023raised

Total so far

5,400donations

Received

How the Essentials Fund works

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  1. 01

    People start fundraisers for help with essentials like rent, food and utilities.

  2. 02

    GoFundMe.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, verifies eligible fundraisers.

  3. 03

    Your donation gets distributed to help as many people as possible.

A powerful way to help

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Donate once, help many

We make it easy to provide broad support with a single donation.

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Quick and direct

We deliver funds directly to the individuals, families, and communities in need.

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Donate with confidence

The GoFundMe Giving Guarantee provides a full refund for up to a year in the rare case something isn't right.

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Your donation is tax-deductible

Your donation to GoFundMe.org is tax-deductible in the US.

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