Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.-G.T. Smith
Catholic Funder is a crowdfunding website dedicated to helping support Catholic endeavors around the world. Our mission is to create an online community where Catholic charities, artists, entrepreneurs, missionaries, parishes, corporations and more are able to connect with others who are passionate about what they are doing. By fostering this community we hope to make crowdfunding more accessible to Catholic causes, and build a line of support by giving them an active audience of potential donors beyond the reach of only family and friends.
WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING?
Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money online for a cause by harnessing the power of social networks to drive awareness and donations from all over the world.
WHY CATHOLIC FUNDER?
Catholic Funder is different from any other crowd funding platform.
While crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter both charge a substantial percentage fee (about 5%) on all donations given to a private project, at CATHOLIC FUNDER, we make funding your projects as free as we can. We charge no platform fee, only the credit card fee (unfortunately there is nothing we can do about that one). This way the money donated to your project stays donated to your project.
Something else that makes us different from other crowdfunding sites is that Catholic Funder seeks to provide a community of charitable donors. On other crowdfunding sites, too often the only people donating to your causes are your friends and family. And while that's great, at Catholic Funder we will be working on developing a Catholic community of trust, so that other Catholics within your network beyond friends and family will feel confident in donating to your project.
We are also working on getting together a board of Catholic donors to donate to projects that are posted on our sites. That means an active audience of donors will already be available to help provide funds to your project.
We're excited that you've decided to visit our website, and we look forward to seeing your projects succeed!