Indiegogo started in 2008 with a simple idea: Give people the power and resources to bring their ideas to life. Over the years we’ve watched in delight as inventors, musicians, storytellers, and activists pushed the boundaries of our original vision. Products launched and films premiered. Scholarships were awarded and stories were reported. And around it all, a community of givers flourished.
Inspired by the seemingly boundless creative spirit of our users, we challenged ourselves to do more—to create a place for the people and organizations that are improving the world every day through good causes, both small and large, personal and global.
Generosity is a community for showing and sharing compassion through socially conscious fundraising. Generosity helps cancer patients with bills and students with tuition. Generosity boosts humanitarian efforts into new countries and helps nonprofits move quickly with their causes. Generosity fills the gap at the end of a tough month and supports the village after the storm. Generosity is human goodness on a grand scale.
Our mission is simple: make it as easy as possible for anyone to champion a personal or social cause, whether it’s around the corner or across the globe.
Generosity is community in action.
What we believe
Community is alive and well
It’s an exciting time in human history. The barriers between neighbors, citizens, even nations have been removed by the enormous power of the internet. We’ve seen communities in action many times over and now we’ve made it our mission.
Generosity isn’t charity
Generosity is a place of courage. A place where vulnerability unites us and reminds us we’re not alone. Generosity is acting on what we believe is good and honest and right. It is embracing the connection between us all. It is a human universal.
We can improve lives at any scale
Whether it’s a nonprofit, group or individual taking action to support a person, community or ecosystem—we all have the power to make a positive impact in our world. We encourage this cycle of giving towards a shared goal: dignity and fairness for all.
What we promise
There will never be platform fees
Because there shouldn’t be. We want to nurture a community of compassion and support, and platform fees are simply not a part of that equation. To keep the lights on, we rely on optional donations from donors.
You are not doing this alone
Behind the screen and behind the scenes, we are a team of people driven to making your fundraising efforts more successful. We’re here to give you tips and answer questions, to help move you past fundraising into accomplishing what needs to be done.
Your security is our priority
Donors and organizers should be free to focus on positive outcomes, without apprehension or fear. Between our in-house experts, fraud-detecting algorithms and community reporting tools, our team works relentlessly to ensure you’re protected.