fund·​raise ˈfənd-ˌrāz How to pronounce fundraise (audio)
variants or fund-raise
fundraised or fund-raised; fundraising ˈfənd-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce fundraise (audio) or fund-raising; fundraises or fund-raises
intransitive : to engage in the organized activity of raising funds to support a cause, campaign, etc.
He donated megabucks to all the trendy charities, and she served on the boards of everything. Perfect combination. He was generous and she was smart and well-organized. She could also fund-raise with the best of them.Sue Grafton
transitive : to obtain (money) through fundraising activities
About $9000 has been fundraised to cover the costs of flights with the Joss Group contributing $500 after Mrs. Michael appealed for help from Border businesses.Anthony Bunn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The community had to fundraise $200,000 for the facility and received assistance from the Rosenwald Fund and St. Louis entrepreneur Annie Malone. Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2023 Many years later this alum—whose sibling also attended Georgetown and whose child will likely apply—now does those interviews herself, hosts a class party every four years, and helps fundraise for the university. Town & Country, 18 Jan. 2023 Jason Calacanis, a longtime Musk associate who helped fundraise and cheerlead during the turbulent run-up to the deal, has played an important role in the company’s transition. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2022 Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has tapped Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill to help fundraise for his country’s military effort against an invading Russia. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Sep. 2022 The proceeds from the walk will help fundraise for the chamber, Mathews said. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 The family of brothers Jair Olivares, 19, and Giovanni Olivares, 16, and their cousin Misael Olivares, 16, had to fundraise in Mexico to pay for funeral costs while mourning their loss. ABC News, 29 July 2022 Haley has been crisscrossing the country this cycle, campaigning and helping to fundraise for fellow Republicans running in the midterm elections, when the GOP aims to win back majorities in the House and Senate. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 10 Mar. 2022 For the Zion Forever Project, which helped to fundraise for the bike trails, the grand opening has finally come to fruition after many months of private-public conversations. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fundraise was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Fundraise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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