Most people use SCC to raise money for themselves, a friend, a stranger or loved ones. This includes things like Bail support, Drug Addiction Help, Legal fees, Child Support fight, Petty Crimes, Teen Troubles, Child Custody Support, Global Social Issues. If none of the above apply choose. Other.

Your SCC campaign features the very best in secure payment encryption technology. Not only are your donors’ online payments safe, your money is stored securely until you’re ready to request a withdrawal via electronic bank transfer.

Once your fundraising campaign begins receiving online donations, you can easily request a withdrawal at any time. Withdrawing money does not affect the progress meter that’s displayed on your SCC campaign. Simply click the ‘Withdraw’ button inside your SCC account and follow the on-screen instructions. You can withdraw your balance directly to your bank account.

Most withdrawals take between 5 and 7 business days. You can choose between an electronic bank transfer or paper check delivery during the withdrawal process.

YES! SCC has created an easy way for your beneficiary to securely access the funds you have raised. Through SCC they will be given direct access to the money you have raised for them. Please note, you will not be able to enter their check or bank information during the withdrawal process, they will need to do this themselves. Contact us to set up withdrawals for your beneficiary.

While it’s free to create and share your online fundraising campaign, Second Chance will deduct a 4.1% fee from each donation that you receive, other companies charges 5% or more. Since our fee is deducted automatically, you’ll never need to worry about being billed or owing us any money. A small processing fee of about 2.9% plus .30 per transaction will also be deducted by Paypal from each donation.
Beware of other services that claim to be 100% Free – they’ll actually charge your donors instead.

No. Donors are charged only the amount they choose to donate to you and that’s it.

Nope. With SCC there are no deadlines or time-limits. Your campaign will remain live until you choose to stop donations or remove the campaign altogether. Most users leave their campaigns live indefinitely as a lasting memory of all the wonderful comments and support they received.

No problem. With SCC, you keep each and every donation you receive. Reaching your goal is not required.

You’ll receive an email notification each time a donation is made to your campaign.

Yes. SCC is a site that rewards authenticity and transparency.

Yes. While you can choose to hide your campaign from appearing in SCC Public Search Directory, anyone who has your campaign link will be able to access your campaign. There’s no way to keep your campaign 100% private.

Sharing your campaign with friends and family is a part of what makes SCC work so well. Not only will the people in your life support your campaign, but they will also help spread the word to their friends as well. SCC users should not expect to receive support from strangers.

Once your fundraising campaign begins receiving online donations, you can easily request a withdrawal at any time. Don’t worry, withdrawing money does not affect the progress meter that’s displayed on your SCC campaign. Simply click the ‘Withdraw’ button inside your SCC Dashboard and follow the on-screen instructions. You can choose to withdraw your balance directly to your bank account. Campaigns in the US may also request a check.

Absolutely! The option to give on a monthly basis is available for all US-based campaigns.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide specific tax advice since everyone’s situation is different. While this is by no means a guarantee, most donations on SCC are simply considered to be ‘personal gifts’ which are not taxed as income in the US. Additionally, only donations made to a legally registered non-profit or charity may be considered eligible for donors to claim as a tax deduction. Again, every situation is different so please consult with a tax professional in your area.

Be truthful! Be Sincere!

If you’re raising money for something that you strongly believe in, chances are that the people in your life will be eager to support you. SCC gives you the easy-to-use features to share your story with your family, friends, loved ones and community. Every Campaign Organizer should connect their Facebook account, use a high-quality campaign photo or video and clearly explain why they’re raising money. Sharing your campaign on Facebook is the single most important thing you can do.

Every SCC campaign is given a unique link that’s easy to share with others (you can even customize this link). Sharing your fundraising campaign is easy using SCC built-in features like email invitations and Facebook posting.

The SCC Team manually reviews each and every campaign that is created. Those campaigns that qualify to appear in our Public Search Directory will be categorized by a member of our team.

Why does SCC have to charge 4.1% which is less than all other Crownfunding sites Most charges 5.0% or more?

SCC has major operating expenses like any popular internet service including technology, infrastructure, payroll & benefits for our dedicated team of employees. We have purposely created a business model that allows users to sign-up and launch their campaign for free. Visitors to our users’ campaigns are greeted with a frustration-free giving experience, void of advertisements and other distractions – helping our users raise even more money.

SCC operates on only a 4.1% fee deducted from each donation received. Very few organizations can claim they help as many people on such a small percentage of gross payment volume.

In short, SCC is an incredibly efficient and effective way to provide financial support to those you care about most. Not only can donors give in an extremely targeted way, but more money goes directly to the intended recipients than other organizations can claim.

No, our services are not a “loan” they are simply here to help you get back on your feet.
Everyone’s situation will be different. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at afu@fundsforveterans.org.
Yes, all personal demographic information shared with only FFV will remain private unless otherwise specified.
We will work with you to the best of our ability. Every situation will be different, and we will attempt to provide a solution based on individual circumstances.
No, however we will try our best to provide you with our funding services based on your situation.