Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding across the world

Individuals and local nonprofits have created successful virtual events and crowdfunding campaigns across the world. We have identified crowdfunding campaigns in XX countries.

Large crowdfunding campaigns

We are currently tracking crowdfunding campaigns created on four platforms, including GoFundMe, GlobalGiving, Charidy, and Indiegogo.

These four platforms are the most active crowdfunding platforms in response to COVID-19, according to our initial scan of over 20 platforms. Currently, we are focusing on large campaigns that have raised at least $100,000. Campaigns created in support of individuals, hospitals, and other organizations in the U.S. and abroad are all included.

GoFundMe

GoFundMe is one of the most popular crowdfunding platforms in the U.S. The year 2017 has been called the “Year of Disasters” because of the number of natural and man-made disasters that occurred that year. 

We tracked the number of campaigns for six of the largest disasters in 2017, which included Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the Mexico earthquakes, the northern California wildfires, and the Las Vegas mass shooting. However, the number of campaigns for the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has far outpaced the number of campaigns for the major 2017 disasters.

Image of GoFundMe campaigns 2020 vs. 2017

Tracking campaigns

We have been tracking campaigns since late March.

Crowdfunding campaign by CDC Foundation in the U.S.

The largest known crowdfunding campaign is being run by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation on Charidy.com. This campaign has raised over $47 million as of XX, 2020.