Below, you will find numerous options to donate to VictimsFirst, as well as other victims' funds where 100% collected will go directly to victims.
To Donate so 100% goes directly to Club Q Victims and Survivors:
As of December 15, 2022, the National Compassion Fund was invited in by Good Judy Garage in Denver, Colorado to ensure 100% of all donations collected will be distributed DIRECTLY to Club Q victims/survivors. This is the "Club Q Victims and Survivors Compassion Fund," which will be administered by the National Compassion Fund. We have joined hands in supporting this true victims fund and every penny we collect will be placed into this fund so 100% will go directly to victims/survivors of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs.
Unlike the Colorado Healing Fund, the National Compassion Fund guarantees 100% will go DIRECTLY to victims/survivors in cash payments as a gift via check/Zelle.
To donate to this fund, you can:
Donate through Good Judy Garage's GoFundMe Fundraiser, here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-club-q-families-and-survivors
Donate through our GoFundMe Fundraiser, here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/club-q-victims-fund-colorado-springs
For a tax-deductible donation, send a check made payable to Victims First, Inc. with "Club Q" in the memo line to:
Victims First, Inc.
4195 Chino Hills Parkway #593
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Every penny VictimsFirst collects will be granted to the Club Q Victims and Survivors Compassion Fund for direct distribution to Club Q victims/survivors, just as we recently did in Uvalde and Buffalo. Mass shooting victims/survivors from across the United States fully support the National Compassion Fund, which provides an open, transparent, ethical, and trauma-informed approach to victims' funds and guarantees 100% of the donations collected will go directly to victims/survivors as a gift (typically via Zelle or check).
You can also send a check directly to the National Compassion Fund with "Club Q" in the memo line to:
1450 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314
For more information, visit the National Compassion Fund's site.
To Donate to VictimsFirst:
To donate to VictimsFirst, click on the "Donate Now" button below.
All donations to VictimsFirst will be split accordingly:
40% will fund our National Mass Shooting Victims' Fund, which provides victims of mass casualty crime from across the country with immediate emergency financial assistance.
40% will support our endowment, which we started in Fall 2022 to ensure the financial stability of our programs and the longevity of our nonprofit organization. Our ultimate goal for our endowment is $6M. If our goal is not reached by Fall 2027, the total collected will be split equitably into our National Mass Shooting Victims' Fund and our Administration Fund.
20% will fund our Administration Fund, which supports our daily operating expenses (i.e. website hosting, technology needs, postage, travel expenses, etc.).
Alternative Methods to Donate Online:
You can donate to VictimsFirst using PayPal by clicking here or using the QR code below.
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.
Active Funds with the National Compassion Fund:
Visit the National Compassion Fund's active funds page. We will be pouring all that we collect into the Club Q Victims and Survivors Compassion Fund so that 100% goes DIRECTLY to victims/survivors.
A Note on Transaction Fees:
When donating through platforms like Donorbox, PayPal, and GoFundMe, there are unavoidable transaction/processing fees. These are charged to process electronic donations using a credit/debit card. Some of these platforms give you the option to pay for these fees separate from your donation. They are typically a small percentage of your donation plus a set fee (i.e. 2.7% + $00.30). If you would like to donate and avoid these transaction/processing fees, you can do so via Zelle or check (see instructions above). Please write in the memo section where you would like your funds directed.
VictimsFirst never takes a penny out of the money we receive from any platform for our victims' funds. 100% of what we collect for victims goes directly to victims.
If you would like to donate exclusively to the National Mass Shooting Victims' Fund so that 100% of your donation goes DIRECTLY to victims for emergency financial assistance, you can do so via Donorbox, select "National Mass Shooting Victims' Fund" when donating through PayPal, or note "National Victims' Fund" in the memo line of a check (see check instructions below). No matter how you choose to donate, your donation will be placed into the designated account of your choosing.