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Essentials Fund

Help fund
the essentials

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

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

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

A powerful way to help


Donate once, help many

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


Quick and direct

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


Donate with confidence

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


Your donation is tax-deductible

Your donation to is tax-deductible in the US.

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