Submit a Project Idea!

Project Application


Before completing the Crowdfund UC Davis Application, you must review the Crowdfund UC Davis Guidelines online.


All applications undergo detailed legal review for fundraising purposes. We are looking for dedicated Project Teams (of five people or more) that tell compelling stories and aren’t afraid to ask for money for their projects. Each cohort has a limited number of spots available, and we want projects that show the most potential for success.


Important Dates: 

Application Begins: March 29th, 2022

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2022

Applicants will be notified of their project’s initial acceptance or disqualification by August 5, 2022 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 16th you will have to wait to participate in the next cohort.

Projects Launch: February 1st, 2022 (1st cohort) & October 1st, 2022 (2nd cohort)


If this is your project team’s first time participating in Crowdfund UC Davis, please note that someone from your team is required to attend the training on crowdfunding best practices.


This application will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete this in one session, simply submit your form and you will receive an email notification with a link to return and edit. Select the option that you "need more time" toward the bottom of the application.


If you have any questions, please contact


Thank you for applying to Crowdfund UC Davis. Good luck!

Tell us about yourself


Tell us about your project

We recommend an initial goal of $10,000 or less.

Each project must have a fund, where UC Davis can place the dollars you raise.

Summarize your project pitch below!

Note: Almost 80% of crowdfunding gifts come in through email solicitations.

Note: None of UC Davis’ main social media accounts can be used by Crowdfund UC Davis.

Projects with 4 or more team members raise 30% more on average.

Projects should be achievable within 30 to 45 days.

The majority of your donations will come from your personal networks.

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