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When a loved one passes away, it can seem impossible to cope with the grief, let alone the cost of final arrangements. By crowdfunding for funeral and memorial costs, you can spend less time worrying about finances. Whether you’d like to commemorate your loved one with a permanent memorial, or you have upcoming funeral expenses, GoFundMe can help. Take a look at some campaigns below to see how others have used GoFundMe to raise funds after the death of a loved one.

Explore memorial fundraisers: Celebrate a Legacy | Funeral and Cremation Expenses | Memorial Scholarship | Outstanding Medical Bills | Support Surviving Family Members | Travelling Expenses

Fundraise for Outstanding Medical Bills

  • Amount raised: $6,000+

When Ben’s best friend fell ill and passed away unexpectedly, he was heartbroken. He wanted to ease any stress on the family caused by outstanding medical bills, so he started a GoFundMe that raised over $6,000 for them during a time of tragedy. more

Fundraise for Funeral and Cremation Expenses

  • Amount raised: $10,500+

Marissa described her mother as a “stubborn fighter” who refused to let cancer take her away from her children. After being in remission for over a decade, though, the cancer returned in full force and Marissa’s mother passed away. Marissa started a GoFundMe to honor her mother’s wishes of being cremated and having a party to celebrate her life. more

Fundraising for a Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount raised: $60,000+

First Lieutenant Weston Lee was killed by an improvised explosive device while serving in Iraq. To honor his legacy, a memorial scholarship was established to benefit Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of North Georgia, and over $60,000 was raised through GoFundMe to make that possible. more

Fundraising to Support Surviving Family Members

  • Amount raised: $490,000+

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Nathan Bradley was distraught when he discovered that two victims of a fatal car crash on Halloween night left behind four young children. After spending a heart-wrenching evening with them, Nathan took action and raised nearly $500,000 to cover funeral costs and lend support to the children. more

Fundraising to Support Surviving Family Members

  • Amount raised: $221,000+

After the loss of their beloved son and brother, the Maigetter family opened up a GoFundMe for the wife and two young children left behind. With more than 2,000 donors, the campaign managed to raise over $221,000 to support the grieving family. more

Fundraising for Travelling Expenses

  • Amount raised:$680,000+

After a man was shot and killed in a racially-motivated confrontation in Kansas, a friend opened a GoFundMe and enough money was raised to send their beloved friend, engineer, and husband back to his native India so the family could pay their final respects. more

Fundraising to Celebrate a Legacy

  • Amount raised: $8,000+

Jessica was grief-stricken after her dear friend and roommate had her life cut short one terrible night. Yearning for a physical place to visit and honor her friend, Jessica raised money to plant a memorial tree in UCLA’s botanical garden, one of her friend’s favorite spots. more

Currently trending Memorial fundraising campaigns:

Pay Tribute

Help a grieving family during a time of need. Ease their financial burden and pay tribute to the deceased with a private GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign in their name.

Reach Out to Your Community

Get help from family and friends to help with burial, cremation, or other end-of-life costs. Raise money for your loved one’s favorite cause instead of flowers.

Easy Crowdfunding

During one of life’s most difficult times, you can turn to GoFundMe for help in paying for the final expenses for a loved one who’s recently passed away.
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