GoFundMe does not have religious or viewpoint protections for employees. It has also terminated certain fundraisers that allegedly violated its terms and conditions, as it can terminate campaigns that leadership does not like according to its terms and conditions. It has canceled multiple fundraisers, most notably those supporting Christian business owners fighting against false claims of discrimination and then creating a policy opposing "discriminatory" campaigns. GoFundMe has also hosted fundraising campaigns for Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Planned Parenthood. For these reasons, GoFundMe receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
GoFundMe has pulled multiple fundraising campaigns from its site (1). Notably, it has canceled a few campaigns set up to support legal fees of Christian vendors who were being sued by state governments for discrimination for refusing to serve same-sex weddings (2). There are also cases of GoFundMe censoring certain politically-aligned fundraisers it found “in its sole discretion to be unacceptable” (3). GoFundMe cancelled donations in support of Canadian truckers protesting coronavirus lockdowns in early 2022 (4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
GoFundMe does not expressly discriminate against religious groups, permitting religious groups to use the company’s services (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
GoFundMe claims to “uphold all unique voices and ethnicities in a way that represents the diversity of our world” but does not have religious or viewpoint protections for employees (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
GoFundMe has not advocated for ideological policies or used its reputation to support partisan causes hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
GoFundMe does not have an active PAC.
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March 23, 2023
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