Often, the projects listed on GlobalGiving have other sources of funding. The donation options listed on every project page provide an idea of what each organization can accomplish with many different levels of funding. All funds donated through GlobalGiving will be spent on the activities detailed on the project page, and every organization takes responsibility for reporting on those activities, even if they haven't met their fundraising goal yet.
In very rare cases, the funds donated to a project are not enough for an organization to go forward with any part of their planned activities. If a project cannot move forward with the funds they've received, the project will be removed from the website and donors will be notified. Donors will receive a GlobalGiving Gift Card in the amount of their original donation, and GlobalGiving will suggest similar projects already in implementation that donors could choose to support with their Gift Card.