You've done something incredible.

Thank you for letting us be a part of it.


Not many people in this world are able to say they helped donate $100 million to people in need, but if you've ever donated to a fundraiser on GiveForward, you can.

Today, GiveForward celebrated $100 million in donations. You and more than a million others have used GiveForward to support someone you love, and whether your know it or not, your actions have inspired a movement.

Because of your generosity people are no longer afraid to ask for help when they get sick, which means they can focus on healing. “Thank you” hardly seems an appropriate expression of our gratitude. So, for helping us change the world, we want to simply say, “None of this would have been possible without you.”

August 17, 2008

Our first donation ever!

Joanna K. becomes the first donor ever by giving to her friend Luke.

Favorite Comments

Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

“Sarah is my 6 year old daughter's role model and I could not be more proud of her choice. When my daughter heard about this fundraiser, she said dad I want to donate. I told her I would match her donations, then asked her how much. Her response was everything! Half this donation is my daughter's entire birthday savings from the past 6 years.”


The total number of hugs left on GiveForward fundraising pages.

June 2012

Ashley hears for the first time!

See her fundraiser.

July 2012

Celebrities are just like us!

Celebrities start using GiveForward to raise money. Some celebs who think we're awesome: Dave Navarro, Amber Tamblyn.


Number of fundraisers who raised more than their original goal.

August 2012

Paying it Forward

Good samaritans start creating fundraisers for people they have never met, like Ronald Poppo.

Making Movies

Surprise Fundraiser video

Amateur videos of “Surprise Fundraisers” start filling our inboxes.

Top 5 States

Compassion Coast to Coast

The states that donate the most on GiveForward: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois (in order).

Favorite Comments

Karing for Kristy

“Can you believe it?!?!?! $50,000 in 2 months?! Tears in my eyes and joy in my heart.” - Andrea

2012 Milestone

22% of $100 million raised

Favorite Comments

A Kidney for Cathy

“I never thought we would get above $1,000, it seemed a pipe dream. This whole process has held the family up and given them so much through such a stressful time. Just the thought alone that so many really care is overwhelming to them all.”

Thoughtful Thursdays

People give more on Thursdays than any other day of the week.

April 18, 2013


The largest amount ever donated on GiveForward in one day.

Favorite Comments

The Kindness of Strangers

“The response my fundraiser got was mind boggling to me. The kindness and generosity that friends and strangers alike showed me has been a huge part of my healing process. The funds will help not only with bills, but also ease mental stress so that I can concentrate on getting better.”

June 2013

GiveForward reaches $50 million in donations.


The number of people who have visited GiveForward since 2011.

April 2013

Pat and Jess

After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, millions of people around the world supported victims by donating more than $1.4 million.

March 2014

Olivia's Awesome Future

Olivia at Dance class

4-year-old Olivia returns to dance class after her family raises more than double their original goal to help cover costs associated with her Stage IV Wilms Tumor diagnosis.

Favorite Comments

Team Crewse

“We are forever grateful and humbled by the support. I will continue to check this website and help others just as they helped us. Thank you again for everything.”

May 2014

Oh, the possibilities

$100 million dollars could buy:

  • 1,041,666 pairs of crutches
  • 334,448 iPhones
  • 81,103 ER visits
  • 75,988 weekend trips to Disney World
  • 58,823 hospital overnights
  • 3,715 minivans

GiveForward reaches $100 million in donations!

Thank you for the hugs, the donations, and the hope that you have brought to people all across the country. We are awed by the generosity of the GiveForward community and humbled to be a part of it.

Whose world will you change?