The Creative Fund is redistributing the crowdfunding wealth to encourage and inspire more creators, especially those who are starting out. Learn more about our mission and check out our creator resources below.
$168,996.09 Total dollars (USD) pledged to creators so far
Creativity is an essential part of what makes the internet an amazing place. For over a decade, Kickstarter has been a place for independent creators to bring their passions to life. But, if you’ve ever run your own campaign, you know how difficult it can be to start out. The sad truth is 41% of launched projects don’t reach their funding goal. We want to change that!
In July 2018, BackerKit launched The Creative Fund, which started out by donating $1 to every creator who launched a campaign. While $1 doesn’t seem like a lot, we received an overwhelming amount of appreciation from thousands of creators for just believing in them. We remember that exact feeling of being really excited about the first dollar we raised when we ran a crowdfunding campaign, and we want to pay it forward.
As part of our mission, we've also helped make a significant impact on a single project, nominated and voted on by our Patreon community, each month. It's been a joy watching all these projects reach their funding goals.
This is just the beginning for us, and we hope to make a larger impact on the crowdfunding space. As we explore new ways to support the crowdfunding community, we will continue to keep The Creative Fund alive, donating $1 to every Kickstarter project that launches and supporting Black-led campaigns. To keep up with what we are working on, be sure to sign up for our newsletters, which includes a biweekly edition highlighting Black-led projects.