At GoFundMe, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 264 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.97. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 28590 Visitors

What Employees Say

People care about each other here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
You can count on people to cooperate.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

We asked GoFundMe to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

GoFundMe is the world's largest online fundraising platform. With over $4 billion raised and more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing how the world gives.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Redwood City, California, 94063 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: San Diego, California; Los Angeles, California; Royal Oak, Michigan US Employees: 283
Employees Worldwide: 8 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2010

Building Bikes for Kids

Perks and Programs

We asked GoFundMe to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Gives Back Program: GoFundMe has a monthly “Gives Back”program where employees nominate GoFundMe campaigns that move or inspire them. GoFundMe then selects and donates $1,000 to the qualifying campaigns that can make a big difference in someone’s life. This program has been an employee favorite for over four years, and GoFundMe gave back over 1.1 Million dollars in 2016.
  • Wellness Program: Every employee receives a $600/year wellness allowance that can pay for healthful activities or products, including gym members, athletic equipment, or mind-body treatments. In addition, all GoFundMe employees have convertable standing/sitting desks, and free massages are available at the offices.
  • Work and Play: When our employees step away from the computer, we have dedicated game areas with activities such as shuffleboard, bocce ball, ping-pong and pool tables.
  • Collaborative, Inspiring Work Space: The GoFundMe offices are beautifully designed with open and collaborative floor plans. No one sits in an office, and everyone is encouraged to reach out to any team member. Meeting rooms are named after inspiring GoFundMe campaigns, such as “Saving Eliza” and “Ibra’s Power Chair.” To keep teams connected across offices, TVs stream company-wide content ranging from upcoming events, weather, lunch menus, new employees, birthdays and anniversaries.
  • Team-Building Events: Employees enjoy a variety of team events, including company-wide parties like 2016’s Fancy Holiday Party, team rafting trips and picnics in the park, monthly happy hour gatherings, and seasonal events like our Halloween party and costume competitions. In addition to these annual events, the team takes time to give back to communities through volunteering at soup kitchens, coordinated blood drives, and more.
  • Company Volunteering Events: GoFundMe employees love to give back. GoFundMe has a quarterly dedicated budget for volunteering initiatives. Employees have build bikes for under-privileged youth, packaged over 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, and created success packs for seniors at a low-income school.
  • Online Enrichment Courses: Udemy for Business is an online learning platform built for GoFundMe employees that offers hundreds of courses on key soft skills and technical topics such as Leadership, Design, Office Productivity, Programming, Personal Wellbeing and more.
  • Women@GoFundMe: Women@GoFundMe aims to build a community and advance the careers of women at GoFundMe through local and global discussions, professional development opportunities and social events.


6% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to $3000 of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Only full-time employees)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Only full-time employees)


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
San Diego Office


17 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
17 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks and beverages, free breakfast and lunches daily, massage therapy and subsidized public transportation)


120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
42 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)42 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
42 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)42 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

24 hours Paid time off to volunteer $2,200,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Head of Talent is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 12 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Alumni Day in Redwood City


Lunch Time at Crowdrise

How to Get Hired

We asked GoFundMe for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We want talented, empathetic, enthusiastic, and determined people who are passionate about our mission to empower people to help people. We want people who care. People who care about our values, who care about building great products, and who care about achieving great results. At GoFundMe, we have four core values: Consider everything. Do the right thing. Spread empathy. Delight the customer. If these values motivate you to do your best work, then we want you at GoFundMe.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Apply through our website or connect with a GoFundMe recruiter on LinkedIn to start a conversation and explore possibilities. Come prepared to tell us how you’re ready to change how the world gives.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

GoFundMe is continuing to grow rapidly after reaching some critical milestones, including $4 billion raised on our platform and 35 million unique donors. To help us build on this growth, we’re looking for communications experts, designers, engineers, data scientists, product managers, customer success specialists, and more.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

You can get to know the incredible stories of how people’s lives are changed through GoFundMe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Medium. Explore our giving platform and get to know campaigns in your area and across the world. Explore our open positions and apply in through our website. Connect with a GoFundMe recruiter on LinkedIn. Follow our company on LinkedIn.

hiring Outlook

55 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 95% Job Growth
30 Average applicants per opening 2,820 Total job applicants
6% New hires by employee referrals 2% Openings filled by current employees
3 Recent graduates hired 8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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