Recurring donations are great ways to automatically support your favorite charities each month. You can start a recurring donation through a charity profile, a fundraising page, or a donate button. Just select Donate and then choose the Monthly option (if the charity has it enabled).
Donors can manage recurring gift plans through their GoFundMe Charity accounts, including viewing, editing, and cancelling plans.
By default, all recurring donations are charged monthly on the same date as the first charge.
Canceling recurring donations
Didn't mean to make a monthly donation? As a donor, you can cancel a recurring donation through your own GoFundMe Charity account.
The first step is to sign in to your GoFundMe Charity account using the same email address that you used on your original donation. It should be the same email address where you received a donation confirmation.
If you don't remember setting a password, click the "Forgot your password?" link, and we'll send you an email with steps to set a new password and sign in.
Once you're signed into your account, select the menu with your initials at the top right, then select Account > Recurring Gift Plans. Or you can go directly to this link.
Then, select the pencil Edit icon to the right of the donation, select Cancel plan, and Save.
The image below shows what all of these steps look like:
Editing recurring donations
To edit an active recurring donation, donors can follow the same initial steps as above to sign into GoFundMe Charity and navigate to Recurring Gift Plans.
When you select the pencil Edit icon, you'll be able to edit the following for your next scheduled donation and future donations on that plan:
- The amount of the donation.
- The date of the donations (which repeats each month).
At the moment, it's not possible to:
- Edit payment card details.
- Select today's date.
- Select a date that skips the current or next calendar month.
- Select an amount below the charity's minimum donation.
- Reinstate a canceled recurring donation.
Edit credit card connected to your recurring donation
In order to change the credit card connected to your recurring donation, you'll first need to cancel your current recurring donation. Then you'll need to set up a new one connected to the correct credit card.
To cancel your recurring donation, please follow the steps below:
1. Sign in to your GoFundMe Charity account
2. Select your icon in the top right corner
3. Click 'Account'
4. Click 'Recurring Gift Plans'
5. Select the pencil 'Edit' icon to the right of the donation
6. Select 'Cancel plan'
7. Click 'Save'
Failed recurring donations
If you receive a notification that your "monthly donation didn't go through" or "your credit card failed," please follow the steps above to cancel the recurring donation, and then visit the fundraiser or charity again to make a new donation (if you'd like to continue donating).