About Crowdfunding

UMass Amherst FAQ

What happens if a project is overfunded?   

If a campaign raises more than it stated funding goal, we will work with the project sponsor to determine whether the surplus should be used to expand or enhance the project, or reserved for use by similar projects in the future.      

What if my project doesn’t meet its funding goal?

If the campaign falls short of its funding goal, the funds raised will still be released to the project sponsor. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.                   

How do I submit an application?

Click Submit Application above or contact Krista Navin at krista.navin@umass.edu.

How do I make a gift to another area of campus not represented by one of the MinuteFund projects?

You can make a gift to any area of campus you choose at www.umass.edu/give.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes! UMass Amherst will send you a receipt shortly after you make your gift.

Will my contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to UMass Amherst are tax-deductible.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Contact the Office of Annual Giving at 866-450-UMASS or email giving@admin.umass.edu.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card will be charged immediately.