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.

Can I make my gift via PayPal or another e-wallet option?

Yes! At this time we are still working to add this functionality to all of our giving pages, but you can support any area of campus via PayPal (and soon to be Venmo and other e-wallets) on our main giving form at www.umass.edu/give.

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.

Can I support multiple areas of campus with one gift?

Yes, to make one gift that supports multiple areas of campus, please select the "Other" option in the Fund Designation list and then provide the full breakdown of where you would like your gift to go in the Special Gift Instructions or Comments box on the donation page. If there is no "other" option in the Fund Designation list, you can still write in your gift breakdown in the comment box and we will be sure your gift is distributed to the areas of campus that you request.