About Crowdfunding

"U & I Give" is the University of Idaho's crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers our donors a new avenue to provide support directly to schools, programs and specific projects at the university that are most meaningful to them.

University of Idaho FAQ

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a form of fundraising relying on several small donations from a large number of people. These campaigns usually last about three weeks and are typically run online or through social media. 

Who can start a campaign on the U&I Give crowdfunding platform?

Students, faculty and staff can apply to create a fundraising campaign on the platform.

I have an idea for a crowdfunding project. How do I start?

Apply to create a fundraising campaign by filling out this application.

I've applied. What's next?

A member of the U of I Annual Giving team 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, we will help you develop a campaign plan and launch your project.

How do I contribute to a campaign on the U&I Give website?

From the main page, click on the project you would like to support. This will take you to the project page. Next click "Give Now" and follow the prompts to complete the payment process.You can also contribute to the project by telling your friends and family about a project or by sharing the project across your social networks.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All donations to our projects are tax-deductible contributions to the University of Idaho Foundation. After making a donation, you will receive an e-receipt.

Are contributions returned if a campaign does not reach its stated fundraising goal?

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.



Our Crowdfunding Groups