About USEED@Rochester

USEED@Rochester is a powerful tool for fueling initiatives through crowd-sourced philanthropic giving called “crowdfunding.” Through crowdfunding, you can partner with us on a number of projects. Together, we can provide a dynamic learning environment and embrace community involvement as a fundamental foundation of our mission.

1. Browse projects and select one that you want to support

You have the power to make a direct impact on these projects. With your support, these campaigns can raise their goal.

2. Directly support a project by making a gift to it

Your gift will go directly to the program overseeing the project, who will then fund the project with your gift. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about funding policies.

3. Share the projects you support on social media

Continue to help each project you support by sharing it with your friends and family on social networks. This helps increase the project's chances of successfully raising its goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

All funds received will be deposited with and distributed through the University of Rochester, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Your payment may be considered a charitable contribution.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.  

Where is my donation going?

Your donation will be deposited with the University of Rochester and distributed to the department leading your selected project.  Gifts are subject to the University of Rochester policies for donations. 

What is my project doesn't meet its funding goal?

If a project does not meet its funding goal, collected funds may be used to support the current project or other initiatives within the program.  

What if my project is overfunded?

If a project exceeds its funding goal, additional project funds beyond the stated goal amount may be used towards the project. Any funds available after the project ends may be used to benefit other projects within the program.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact the USEED@Rochester Director: Stacey Fisher (sfisher@sao.rochester.edu)

Please feel free to call 214-378-1547 to discuss giving opportunities. If you have technical difficulties, email support@useed.org.

How can I get my project funded through Crowdfunding?

You are welcome to join and apply using the following link! Apply at: University of Rochester Crowdfunding