Reviews

Here’s what people had to say about their experience with Fundthefirst.com
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police highly recommends Fund the First to any law enforcement agency or law enforcement-supporting non-profit organization wanting to organize a fundraising campaign for an officer or the family an officer leaves behind. Their website says it all... they guarantee that every dollar raised (less a small, unavoidable percentage for credit card processing) goes directly to the verified beneficiary and not through some intermediary where there is potential for fraud to occur. We have emailed and texted with their team at all hours when we've experienced a line of duty death of an officer in Virginia and they have responded immediately and have walked us through everything we need to do. They are well-versed in what is needed for a successful campaign. And because they are first responders themselves, they know exactly what we are going through. Fund the First is the only platform that should be used when fundraising for first responders.

Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
Organizer, Contributor  |  03/15/2022
Craig Morgan

Working with this organization was an absolute pleasure. Immediately upon setting up the fund I was contacted by the CEO and offered any and all assistance needed. Pleasure to work with. He even took the time to create a flier for us and generated a QR code to assist with donations. Each time I reached out to make changes, he immediately responded and quickly made the changes requested. I will definitely use this organization again when the time comes.

Craig Morgan
Organizer  |  03/02/2022
Ricky Colasacco

The Fund the First platform is the best around. The CEO Robert Garland is a true gentlemen and provided a tremendous amount of support and comfort throughout this process. Mr. Garland had personally contacted myself sending his condolences and that alone was a reflection of the company that he is running. Prompt email responses and clarity made an otherwise chaotic tragic time very smooth. This fund is life changing and words cannot express how grateful my family is for the creation of such a great company. Thank you so much to the entire Fund the First family.

Ricky Colasacco
Beneficiary  |  02/28/2022
Keith Arce

I can’t begin to express my heart felt gratitude to Robert and his forum fund the first. I wish no one has to go through what my partner and friends family have had to endure but thankfully this forum exists to assist families in need. Families receive 100% of the contributions. Rob assisted in the process from the start and made a difficult time a little easier. Thanks again Rob from the bottom of our hearts! Detective Keith Arce NYPD Emergency Service Unit

Keith Arce
Organizer  |  02/28/2022
Samantha Gill

Fund the first has been amazing during times of need. When tragedy happens, the last thing you need to worry about is finances. Fund the first made it extremely easy to organize a fundraiser, and Robert Garland walked me through every step of the way. It’s comforting to know that donations made are secure and you don’t have to worry about fees or a platform refusing to give the money to the family in need.

Samantha Gill
Organizer, Contributor  |  02/27/2022
Eddie Eilenberger

This site is the best one around for raising money. Great people who run it and the fees are the lowest around which gives more money back to the beneficiary.

Eddie Eilenberger
Organizer  |  02/27/2022
Bhavna Mathews

This was a very easy and amazing process. I would recommend this site for anyone in need of help that are first responders.

Bhavna Mathews
Organizer  |  02/27/2022
Ashley Dobrie

Fund the First is a great! I reached out to them with some questions I had about starting a fundraiser for my Niece who is sick and the CEO Robert Garland got back to me so quickly! He is very helpful and helps you if you need step by step! The process and fundraising part is very secure! If your thinking about using them to do a fundraiser I would 100percent ! Great company !!!

Ashley Dobrie
Organizer  |  02/27/2022
rebecca rodriguez

I am incredibly grateful for this platform. The outpouring of support we’ve received for our campaign is humbling and could only have been accomplished through Fund The First. I’ve appreciated the ease of set up, the availability of staff to assist and the confidence in the security of the system. Thank you to all who have contributed and thank you to Fund the First!

rebecca rodriguez
Organizer  |  02/27/2022
Tony

Easy to setup and easy for people to access. The support team was fast, and helpful.

Tony
Organizer  |  02/27/2022