crowdfunding

Gender

How Crowdfunding Became a Lifeline for the Trans Community

Long waiting lists, exorbitant costs and surgeries unavailable on the NHS have shown the financial importance of platforms like GoFundMe.
Jake Hall
8.27.18
healthcare

Husband of Teacher Killed in Texas Shooting Is Crowdfunding Medical Bills

A substitute teacher's death in the Texas shooting helped her husband's GoFundMe go viral.
Nicole Clark
5.22.18
Homelessness

Beam Is Like Kickstarter, for Homeless People

We used to have the welfare state; now, homeless people apply online for crowdsourced funding.
Mark Wilding
12.4.17
crowdfunding

People Want to Erect a Statue Honouring the Forgotten First Cat in Space

"It's time for Félicette to get the memorial she rightly deserves."
Julian Morgans
11.12.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Aboriginal Communities Are Crowdfunding to Expose Police Brutality

They've already raised $20,000 in less than a week.
Maddison Connaughton
7.13.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Are Raising Cash for Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Victims

"I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that."
Lauren Messman
5.24.17
Essays

Poly Styrene Is the Punk Icon Who Deserves Your Respect

A crowdfunding campaign for 'I Am A Cliché,' documentary about the late X-Ray Spex frontwoman, ends today.
Rachel Michelle Fernandes
5.2.17
Waypoint

The Legacy of Feminist Frequency's Tropes vs Women Series

When Anita Sarkeesian asked for $6,000 in 2012, she couldn't have predicted what would happen in the years to come.
Patrick Klepek
4.29.17
big red sons

Can You Spare A Dollar To Get Western Kentucky's Mascot A New Suit?

It's not easy being Big Red, what with all the wear and tear of life as a mascot. So Western Kentucky is crowdfunding a new suit for college sports' big red son.
David Roth
4.18.17
News

A Crowdfunding Page Has Been Started to Locate Missing Canadian ‘Sharkwater’ Director

Almost $100,000 has been raised in just over 24 hours.
Jake Kivanc
2.2.17
News

How a Promising Kickstarter Campaign Devolved into Embezzlement Allegations

Peachy Printer was going to create a $100 3D printer, until one of the founders allegedly used part of the crowdfunded money to build his own house.
Geraldine Malone
5.15.16
Stuff

Talking Tags and Technology with Legendary Producer and Graffiti Artist Goldie

Goldie, arguably the most famous drum 'n bass and jungle producer to ever do it, just launched a graffiti app called ARTA. The artist wants it to honor the tradition and history of tagging, while also modernizing its culture.
Zach Sokol
1.24.16
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