Below are links to donate securely online to our Victims Fund and our Administration/Advocacy Fund using a debit/credit card. We have created these two distinct funds to ensure your donation is used as you intend.
We currently have two separate victims funds on GoFundMe for (1) victims of the Buffalo Supermarket Shooting and (2) victims of the Uvalde Elementary School Shooting. We ensure that 100% of your donation will go directly to victims in cash payments. Your donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 32-0656956. For more information and to donate click on the two links below:
To Donate to VictimsFirst:
The VictimsFirst Victims Fund is used to provide direct and immediate financial support to victims of mass casualty crime from across the country at any time of need. 100% of the money donated to this fund will go directly to victims. Money is disbursed to victims of mass casualty crime through a confidential application process and covers immediate emergency needs such as hotel rooms for funerals, utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, transportation costs, and food. This is not an incident-specific fund, but is open to all survivors/victims of mass casualty crime who need emergency financial assistance at any time in their lives. Funds are limited but we vow to help as much as we can.
Administration and Advocacy Fund
The VictimsFirst Administration and Advocacy Fund is used to keep our nonprofit organization afloat. Some typical costs associated with our work include:
Website Hosting and Development
Bookkeeping/Accounting, Banking, and Legal Fees
Media Production Costs (documents, videos, images, etc.)
Research (i.e. public records requests)
Other Service Fees (i.e. mailbox, software subscriptions, etc.)
Alternative Methods to Donate Online:
We use Stripe/Donorbox to collect contributions. However, we can also collect donations using PayPal and Zelle. All donations sent to these accounts will be split 50/50 between the Victims Fund and the Administration/Advocacy Fund unless the donor directs otherwise.
You can donate using PayPal by clicking here or using this button:
You can also mail a check to:
4195 Chino Hills Parkway #593
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Make checks payable to Victims First, Inc. Be sure to note the specific fund you are donating to in the memo of your check. If not, donations will be divided evenly between all active funds.
Other Victims Funds:
VictimsFirst also creates funds in the direct aftermath of a mass shooting on GoFundMe to ensure 100% of all donations go directly to victims in cash payments. The funds will go directly to victims through the National Compassion Fund when available or those GoFundMe donations will be transferred to a separate, designated bank account for that particular random mass shooting. If the National Compassion Fund is not available, VictimsFirst works to ensure that 100% of the funds collected are distributed directly to victims. Funds collected through GoFundMe provide mid-term care to victims of mass casualty crime. Immediate support is provided through our Victims Fund (above). If you are interested in supporting long-term physical and psychological trauma-related care for mass shooting victims, we recommend donating to VTV Care.