YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives.

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Our Story

YouCaring was founded in 2011 by Brock Ketcher, Naomi Ketcher and Luke Miner in Redding, Calif., when they returned from two years of international mission trips. Deeply inspired by their experiences abroad, the three resolved to continue helping others when they arrived home. This resolution became YouCaring, a free crowdfunding platform designed to help fellow students fundraise for tuition and other costs.

Within months, word of the site spread and thousands of people began raising money for medical fundraisers and other charitable causes. Since then, YouCaring has grown to become the leader in free online fundraising, having raised more than $400 million in support of individuals, families, communities and nonprofits looking to save lives, remember loved ones, recover from disasters, fund humanitarian efforts and much more.


We believe kindness is powerful and that by leveraging today's technology, we can help the world by making the best use of humanity's most valuable untapped resource: compassion. No one should have to face hardship alone. That's why day by day, dollar by dollar, we are working to create a global giving community on a scale unseen in human history. We are aiming to change the world for good. And we're doing this for free. By operating solely on donations, we ensure that no one is charged for fundraising on our site. This means that more money finds its way to the right places, doing more good for more people.


YouCaring became a Certified B Corporation in 2016. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. YouCaring was certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.

Today, there are over 1,900 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Patagonia, Warby Parker, and The Honest Company. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about why we made the choice to get certified, check out our blog post.

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