You can create your own Bright Funds Fund to showcase the causes you care about and encourage others to support them too! To create a new Fund, simply scroll to the bottom of  your Dashboard and click on "Created Funds" and you will see the option 'Create a new fund.' 

You can also create a new Fund from your Explore page.

On the next page, you can name your Fund and create a headline as to why you created this Fund, and what it is addressing.

*If your Fund is for a fundraiser or race, we recommend naming your Fund that identifies the fundraiser or the participant (ex: Joan Smith's 2021 Fundraiser for St. Jude, Participant ID #12345).

Next, select the nonprofits you'd like to include in your Fund. You can search by name or registration number, and use the country drop-down to search within your country of choice. *Please note that nonprofits must be eligible in Bright Funds to be added to the Fund.

For each nonprofit you add, you can include a quick description of why you are including them in your Fund. You can add as many nonprofits as you like, but 3 - 6 is a good number. Donations to your Fund will be split evenly between the nonprofits. For example, if your Fund has 2 nonprofits and you donate $100, each nonprofit will receive $50. 

To finish up, select the category that best describes your Fund, and upload an image for your Fund. You can also add a fundraising goal, which is optional. Then, click Create Fund.

Congratulations - you just created a Bright Funds Fund! 🎉 

Track your progress right from your Fund page:

If your company offers matching or credits, these totals will apply to the progress bar, too!

If you'd like others to be able to see your Fund and donate to it - click the 'Make fund public' button. Click on Edit Fund to add a Fund image and make any other adjustments to your Fund page. Then, you can use the social media sharing links to share your Fund with the world!

You'll receive an email from Bright Funds each time someone donates to your Fund, with an updated total $ raised. 

Please note, that disbursements of donations made to a Fund will follow the same timeline as a normal donation and match made on Bright Funds. You can view our disbursement timelines for U.S. nonprofits here, and nonprofits outside the U.S. here.


Related articles:

What is a Bright Funds Fund

Credit card/PayPal donation timeline to U.S.-based nonprofits

Credit card/PayPal donation timeline to nonprofits based outside the U.S.

Still need help? Reach out to our team using the chat bubble or

at support@brightfunds.org.

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