Frequently Asked Questions
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
U&I Give is a platform for faculty, staff, and students to create and share fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. The platform empowers the entire University of Idaho community and beyond to come together and create a lasting impact by funding meaningful projects.
Project Creator Questions
Students, faculty, and staff can apply to create a fundraising campaign on the platform.
Apply to create a fundraising campaign by filling out this application.
Anne Zabala, Annual Giving’s Crowdfunding Coordinator, will contact you to set-up an in-person meeting. Your application will then be reviewed by the U&I Give committee. If your campaign is approved, Anne will help you develop a campaign plan and launch your project.
Find the project page for the particular project that you would like to support and click "Make a Donation" on the project's campaign page. You will be asked to enter your contribution amount and then you will proceed through the payment process. You can also contribute by telling your friends and family about a project or sharing a project across your social networks.
No, all funds raised will be applied to the stated fundraising purpose. If a project becomes impractical or impossible to implement, funds will be used in the spirit of the original purpose of the project.
No, your contribution amount will not be displayed.
Yes, when entering your contribution information you can choose to remain anonymous.
As an expression of gratitude, some campaigns may offer intangible rewards with no monetary value. Please visit a project's campaign page to see any rewards being offered.
Yes! All donations to our projects run through the University of Idaho Foundation. Upon making a gift, you will receive an e-receipt.
If you still have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208-885-5205. We are here to help.