What is YouCaring?

YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that empowers those facing hardship to rally emotional, financial, and social support from friends, family, and communities around the world.

Our free fundraising platform provides tools and resources to easily promote your cause within your network and to receive donations instantly with no platform fees. 

How did we start? 

In 2011, Brock Ketcher, Naomi Ketcher, and Luke Miner of Redding, California returned home after two years of international mission trips. Deeply inspired by their experiences abroad, the three friends resolved to continue helping others. This resolution evolved into YouCaring, the first free crowdfunding platform designed to help people with hardship rally emotional, financial, and social support from their communities.

As word of the site spread, tens of thousands of people began raising money for education, medical needs, and other charitable causes. Since then, YouCaring has grown to become the trusted leader in free online crowdfunding, raising more than $900 million in support of individuals, families, communities, and nonprofits looking to save lives, remember loved ones, support disaster recovery, and fund humanitarian efforts.

If you’re interested in starting a fundraiser on our site, I’d encourage you to take a look at our community guidelines below to see if YouCaring is a good fit for your cause.

Community Guidelines

When you're ready to create a free YouCaring fundraiser to share with your network, click here: