Donations made to a personal
GoFundMe campaign, rather than a charity campaign, are generally considered to be personal gifts and are not guaranteed to be tax-deductible, but you can always check with a tax professional to be
sure. You will not be issued a tax receipt from our company.
Only donations made to GoFundMe charity fundraisers (available in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada), are guaranteed to
be tax-deductible and will receive tax receipts automatically from our charity partner, PayPal Giving Fund. Donations to these fundraisers are collected by PayPal Giving Fund, a non-profit
organization, and distributed to the designated charity.
another copy of your receipt
want another copy of your donation confirmation receipt, please follow these steps to request one through our contact form:
- Follow the link to our contact form
- Select “I am a donor or supporter.”
- Select “Requesting a new copy of your receipt”
- Enter your email address in the prompt and click “Get donation receipt”
from certified charity fundraisers
If you donated to a certified charity fundraiser, you should have
received a tax receipt from PayPal Giving Fund (or FirstGiving, prior to November 3, 2016). You can also visit the fundraiser you donated to and look for the certified charity badge listed on the
If you don't see the "certified charity" badge on the fundraiser you donated to, then the fundraiser is a personal fundraiser. In this case, you'll want to consult
with a tax professional in your area to see if your donation is eligible to claim as a tax deduction.
For UK charity campaigns, PayPal Giving Fund will also claim any
eligible Gift Aid on behalf of the organization and forward 100% to the charity. Unlike other platforms, no fees are deducted from Gift Aid contributions. Gift Aid is a government policy that enables
UK charities to claim an additional 25p on every pound donated by a UK taxpayer. Donors must opt into Gift Aid in order for the charity to claim it.
Click here to learn more about Gift Aid.
To read more about how certified charity campaigns work, click here.