Requirements for Fundraising Creation

What You Need to Transfer Funds

Here at Give A Hand, we strive to make the online fundraising process as easy, fast, and secure as possible. So, we’re here to walk you through everything you need to know about transferring funds.

Transferring Funds: Individual Fundraiser vs. Charity Fundraiser

If you’ll be setting up a fundraiser for an individual, you will be able to transfer funds directly to your bank account (organizer) or to the bank account of the person the fundraiser is set up for (beneficiary). That’s why we need to make sure you fulfill all requirements for the transfer of funds.

TIP: Decide which person (organizer or beneficiary) will receive the transfer of funds so you can set up the bank information as you create the fundraiser.

It doesn’t work quite like that when it comes to fundraisers for charities or nonprofits. Instead, Give A Hand executes the transfer of funds for you. Rather than transferring funds to an individual’s bank account, we automatically send a check directly to the charity on the 15th of every month.

What’s Required to Transfer Funds?

In order to receive the funds from your Give A Hand fundraiser for an individual, you’ll need to meet several requirements. You’ll find the list of requirements below, but please know that our payment processor, Stripe, may require additional documentation to verify bank info, identities, and more.

Requirements to receive funds:

  • A United States driver’s license, state I.D., or passport
  • A residential address within the United States (this cannot be a PO box)
  • A United States phone number
  • A United States bank account in your name
  • A United States SSN or ITIN
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Setting Up Your Bank Transfers

When setting up your fundraiser and/or banking information on Give A Hand, remember to use the name as it appears on your United States I.D. or driver’s license. Why? This will allow our payment partner, Stripe, to verify your identity.

When you add an address, please be sure to use your physical address and not a P.O. box.

When you manually enter bank account information, please be sure to include the 0’s at the beginning of the account number. And please ensure the name on your Give A Hand account matches the name on the bank account.

Please do NOT use the routing number for wire transfers. Instead, use the routing number associated with the correct ACT, EFT, or direct deposit.


Please give us a few days to verify your bank account and identity. If necessary, we’ll ask you for some additional information. 

This might include:

  • A copy of your driver’s license (or other I.D.)
  • A copy of your bank statement
  • More information about the fundraiser itself

You’ll receive a notification within your Give A Hand account and via email if additional information is needed for verification.

Transfer Timeline

Please note that funds are sent automatically if your bank information is verified, and that each transfer will include all available donations.

However, individual donations will take 1-14 days to be processed, and donations will only be included in a transfer once they’ve been processed.

Once the transfer of funds is initiated from Give A Hand, it should take 2-5 business days for the funds to reach the bank account associated with the fundraiser.

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