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different 501c3 Charities.

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Raise Money for a Person

Raise money for your medical bills, a friend's tuition, a group volunteer trip or any personal causes for good.

Donations go directly to you

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between raising money for a Charity and raising money for a Person/Group?

Raising money for a charity means that you are setting up a fundraiser to benefit a charitable organization (e.g. Red Cross, UNICEF, your local USO chapter). The money you raise will go directly to the charity and we take care of everything, from issuing tax-deductible receipts for your donors, to getting the funds to the charity. So easy.

Raising money for a person or group means that you are setting up a fundraiser to benefit a good cause, such as a friend’s medical bills, accidents & emergencies, your tuition, school volunteer trips, a house fire, sports teams, etc. The big difference is that the funds you raise go directly to you, and we will automatically deposit them in your bank account. Gets no simpler and we have by far the lowest pricing of any crowdfunding site.

What does it cost to fundraise on CrowdRise?

CrowdRise has the lowest pricing of any fundraising site. We guarantee that $97 of every $100 you raise will go directly to your cause. For real. And that INCLUDES credit card fees. Most crowdfunding sites only let you keep $92 of every $100 you raise. Plus, on CrowdRise, there are no goal requirements or fundraising deadlines. Gets no better.

And just in case you aren’t sure if CrowdRise is the right place for you, we have the most ridiculously amazing customer service you’ll ever experience. We won’t sleep until you raise more money than you ever thought possible. We may sleep a little but we won’t feel good about it.

How does my cause get the money I raise?

If you’re raising money for a person or group, the money you raise will go directly to your own bank account. You’ll link your bank account once you create your fundraiser and it couldn’t be easier. We know how important it is to get the funds quickly and we make sure that happens for you.

If you’re raising money for a charity, the money will go directly to your charity. You don’t need to do anything. We take care of issuing the receipts for tax purposes and we make sure the funds get to the charity quickly. CrowdRise is trusted by the finest charities in the world, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, Clinton Global Initiative, USO, March of Dimes.

If you want more specific info on exactly how funds get delivered to charities, here goes: donations are processed by either Network for Good or WePay. Both are PCI Level 1 (that’s the best) secure credit card processing services. The charity you’re raising money for has the option to use either WePay or Network for Good. WePay sends funds to charities in real time. Network for Good sends payments to charities on the 15th of each month that includes all the donations made in the previous month. So, for example, they’d get a check on November 15th or for the donations processed in October.

What is CrowdRise and how does it work?

CrowdRise is the world’s largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Raise money for medical bills, volunteer trips, memorial funds, a neighbor, a school, a stranger, and over 1.5 million charities. Getting started is so easy. If you're a decent typist, your fundraiser will be live in 42 seconds. Share your page with everyone you know and watch the donations start rolling in. And if you need any help, CrowdRise gives you the most personal, amazing support ever. Please only keep reading if you're super bored or you're writing a paper on ways to give back and you're looking for something to plagiarize.

Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world like John Legend, Sean Penn, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Ian Somerhalder, Sophia Bush, Paul Rudd, Olivia Wilde and many more.

Our goal is to help you raise a ton of money for your cause and have the most fun in the world while doing it. The power of many people coming together around causes they care about, generating positive impact at a huge scale…that’s what CrowdRise believes will drive the future of social progress and that’s what we’re here to support. The CrowdRise community was named a “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” by Barron’s. CrowdRise was named ‘best fundraising website’ by Forbes and Mashable. Besides that, CrowdRise isn’t that great.