Welcome to Crowdfund UC Davis, where students, faculty, staff members, and researchers can raise money to turn their great ideas into reality.
Before applying, please review the Crowdfund UC Davis Guidelines and need to know to fund the gift account where the donations will go. It is a unique financial account that is set up for the sole purpose of accepting donations for a particular cause. Visit the Crowdfunding Resources tip sheet to learn more about the gift account.
Deadlines and Important Dates:
Crowdfund February 1 - February 28, 2024: Apply by November 1 - November 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or disqualification on or before December 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm
If your project requires fund creation or extensive modifications, you will be notified as soon as those changes are final. Unfortunately, if your project is not approved by January 13th you will have to wait to participate in the next cohort.
Crowdfund October 1 - October 31, 2024: Apply by March 30 - June 30th, 2024 at 5:00 pm
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or disqualification on or before August 7, 2024 at 5:00 pm
If your project requires fund creation or extensive modifications, you will be notified as soon as those changes are final. Unfortunately, if your project is not approved by September 13th you will have to wait to participate in the next cohort.
Once a project is approved, a representative from the Development and Alumni Relations will be in contact to help finalize a goal, develop a project page, and provide consultation throughout the process.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Why should I give to UC Davis?
UC Davis' footprint has grown considerably since our inception, and now includes the Bodega Marine Laboratory, the Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Nevada, and UC Davis Health and Aggie Square in Sacramento. The generosity of our donors provides UC Davis Health, our world-class veterinary hospitals, and the students and faculty on our campus with the support they need to pursue the ambitious research goals that have long defined our university, and continue to drive us today.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The UC Davis Foundation and The Regents of the University of California - the two gift-receiving arms for UC Davis - are both qualified charities that provide donors with tax benefits to the full extent of the law. Your gift qualifies for a tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations, during the calendar year that you make your gift. After making a gift you will receive an email with information that can serve as a receipt for your files. Please consult your tax professional for more information.
Where will my gift to UC Davis go?
It’s up to you! You may give to any area of the university that is important to you, including the projects we have listed on our site. Whether your heart is with your college or school, a student program, UC Davis Health, our veterinary hospitals, a specific research initiative, or one of our crowdfund projects, we can help you support the program.
Can I give to more than one area?
Yes! You can support multiple projects when you check out. Make sure to select "Add a Donation" on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.
How will I receive my tax receipt?
You will get an email confirmation of your credit card transaction right after you make a gift.
When will my card be charged?
Your credit or debit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift. Your credit or debit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift.
What happens if I get a payment processing error?
In the rare instance that you receive a payment error, this means your order was declined. Please go back to verify your information. This error is often a result of mistyping your billing address.
Are there fees associated with giving to UC Davis?
UC Davis retains a 6% fee on each gift to current use funds; this fee helps to defray the administrative costs incurred in managing UC Davis’ fundraising operations. UC Davis retains a 6% fee on each gift to current use funds; this fee helps to defray the administrative costs incurred in managing UC Davis’ fundraising operations.
Who should I contact if I have a question about my gift?
For general questions about your gift, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!