Humboldt State University

About Crowdfunding

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or campaign by raising contributions from a large number of people, typically through internet based mediums.

HSU is using crowdfunding to share the project goals of HSU students, faculty, and staff to build awareness with the community and to solicit support. The power of social media and other digital communication mediums allows the campaign message to reach more potential supporters than traditional fundraising measures.

How does crowdfunding at HSU work?

Student groups, faculty and staff here at HSU apply for their projects to be featured using crowdfunding. Promising ideas are approved to be posted, and several times throughout the year, a new batch of fundable projects is released online. If you see a project you like, help make it happen by making a donation! Any amount is welcome, and anyone can contribute!

Throughout the fundraising period, funds are collected and added up - you can visit the project page to check in on the progress at any time. You will also receive updates directly for any project that you’ve funded. At the end of the fundraising period, the campaign closes and all the contributions from the community are totaled and awarded to the project. Expect a final project update from the team and an outpouring of gratitude because you (and a whole lot of other people) just made a huge difference at HSU. Thank you!

How else can I help?

You can also support the campaign by sharing your favorite HSU campaign page with your network. Sharing HSU crowdfunding projects with your friends helps spread the word about your favorite projects! Each campaign can be easily shared on social media using the simple tools on each campaign’s page. Help us share your favorite projects with more potential supporters!

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine if your gift qualifies. Because these contributions are intended to be charitable, no refunds will be issued.  You will receive a charitable gift receipt for your donation.

I have a project that could use funding!

All Humboldt State University programs and registered student organizations are eligible for project submission. Please note that no individual may benefit from the funds raised.

Here’s the easy online form which includes all of the basic information you'll need to gather to submit a project. Take a few minutes to fill out the form and someone will be in touch with you within 3-5 business days.

Each posted project is approved by the HSU Advancement Foundation Tax ID 94-6077724.

I still have more questions.

For any questions about the HSU crowdfunding platform or starting a project, call us at 707-826-5200 or email us at giving@humboldt.edu - we are happy to help!