Crowdfunding at Salem State is a platform for community fundraising, open to any and all who wish to support the schools, programs, departments, teams, student groups or specific projects at the university that are most meaningful to them. Crowdfunding also helps our faculty and students to undertake innovative co-curricular programming that might not otherwise be possible.

If you're a Salem State campus community member who wants to start fundraising for a project, please complete our online application at your convenience and we'll be in touch shortly. For general information about crowdfunding at Salem State University, please contact Lori Boudo at lboudo@salemstate.edu or 978.542.7404.

We also offer the below FAQs for project teams and potential donors alike. Thank you for your interest!

Salem State University FAQ

Is there an administrative or processing fee?

A portion of each gift is allocated to support development activities in support of the university’s mission. Gifts made to standard, budget relieving projects, departments and groups and clubs incur a 6% Reinvestment Fee. The Reinvestment fee supports donor engagement, and other development efforts, extends the impact of gifts and helps renew the university's public mission and academic excellence.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to the Salem State University Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes! Salem State University will send you an electronic receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Contact the Office of Annual Giving at 978.542.7404 or email lboudo@salemstate.edu.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes!  Please use our standard giving form for International gifts.

What happens if a project is overfunded?

If a project raises more than its 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 a similar project or projects in the future.

What if a project doesn't meet its funding goal?

Funds raised will still be released for use to the project. In the event that a funding shortfall prevents the project from taking place at all, the money raised will be retained by the sponsoring team for use on a project or projects with similar goals.

Our Crowdfunding Groups