All nonprofits listed on CrowdRise are registered with the IRS or CRA.
Funds raised for nonprofit organizations are dispersed in an efficient and safe way. When nonprofits have their donations securely processed through PayPal Giving Fund, a check is sent to the address on file with the IRS, or nonprofits may enroll to receive direct payments. PayPal Giving Fund is a 501c3 donor advised fund, and is registered in all 50 states.
If the nonprofit chooses to use WePay to process its donations, they go through a fraud detection system at CrowdRise, a fraud detection system at WePay, and the WePay Trust & Safety team. All of this is to help protect the donor.
CrowdRise, PayPal Giving Fund, and WePay are all safe and easy to use.
In times of natural disaster or crisis, CrowdRise may take additional steps to help ensure the safety of donors. We may post additional messaging, remove campaigns until they explain where funds will go, or any other measures we deem necessary to help protect the donor and the beneficiaries. We may work with government agencies, including Offices of the State Attorney General, to make sure the donor and the beneficiary are as protected as possible, and to help make sure the funds go where the campaign says they are going to go. Again, our mean lawyers won't let us guarantee anything so be sure to use your judgment and we recommend you donate to organizations and people you know and trust.
We want to know about any Campaign Organizer that is engaged in misrepresentations or what you believe to be fraudulent conduct. If you need to report a campaign you believe is misrepresenting itself or fraudulent, let us know.