Robert Garland – NYPD Detective, Founder & CEO Fund the First, Verified Crowdfunding

Robert Garland Fund the First

Robert Garland grew up listening to his dad tell stories and knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps serving as a police officer and then detective. Robert spent 14 years in the NYPD retiring as a decorated detective. He started Fund the First in 2020 when he wanted to help a close friend with medical expenses from his daughter’s rare illness. This experience showed him there were problems with the current crowdfunding sites and Robert wanted to build a better one. 

Fund the First

Fund the First has a unique partnership with ID.Me. This allows donors to know that their money is going to a true, honest and verified source. Fund the First has launched 350 fundraisers and their campaigns have raised almost four million dollars in donations.

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