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Why do people donate anonymously on GoFundMe?
Making a donation anonymous means that your name will not be visible to the public on the campaign page. For security reasons, you cannot make an entirely anonymous donation: The organizer and beneficiary will always be able to see your name. You are required to enter the name on the credit card when making a donation.
Does all the money from GoFundMe go to the person?
Yes. GoFundMe guarantees funds raised go to the victims and their families. If a campaign organizer does not deliver funds to the intended recipient, GoFundMe will donate the undelivered amount to the right person.
What percentage does GoFundMe keep from donations?
GoFundMe has a 0\% platform fee for organizers. However, to help us operate safely and securely, our payment processors deduct transaction fees (which include debit and credit charges) from each donation when made.
What happens to the money if you don’t reach your GoFundMe goal?
In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. If funds aren’t delivered to the right person, we will donate the missing amount.
Should you donate to charity anonymously?
Some donors want to remain anonymous. This is perfectly acceptable providing charities look out for suspicious circumstances and put adequate safeguards in place. Charities operating abroad will need to check whether the acceptance of anonymous donations complies with local law or local tax regulations.
Is GoFundMe safe?
With over $9 billion raised from more than 120 million donations, GoFundMe offers users a dependable platform for fundraising. Our team works hard to ensure that all of the funds raised on our platform are used only as stated in the fundraiser story and that all donations are delivered securely to the right person.
Can I stay anonymous on GoFundMe?
If you’re looking to create an anonymous fundraiser or hide your name, then we highly recommend that you reach out to a close friend or family member who can create the fundraiser on your behalf. They can also withdraw the money and send the funds to you outside of GoFundMe.