Donate

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 Uvalde Elementary School Shooting; and (2) victims of the Highland Park, IL Parade 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:

  • On 07/05/2022, we deactivated our GoFundMe fundraiser for the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. You can still donate to Buffalo victims via the National Compassion Fund. Click here, or see the link below. Additional updates will be posted on our News page.

To Donate to VictimsFirst:

Victims Fund

 

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 the QR code below.

You can donate using Zelle by our email contact@victimsfirst.org or the QR code below.

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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:

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.