Villanova Crowdfunding

Villanova Crowdfunding provides a way for student organizations and affinity groups to raise funds for new projects, programs and initiatives, so they can ignite change on campus and in the world.

Alumni, parents, friends and students can directly support these projects and initiatives by making a gift through the online platform. This platform gives donors the ability to track the group’s fundraising progress and see who else is donating to the campaign. All donations go directly to the student group accounts and are fully tax-deductible. No fees are removed from the donation amount.

Current Projects

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery 

"Last Seen" has uncovered and digitized more than 3,000 ads taken out by former slaves looking for long lost family members. It tells stories of separation and survival during slavery, emancipation and Civil War.

Help us raise $5,000 to support the continued growth of this important genealogical and educational tool. 

Support this crowdfunding campaign »

Villanova Engineering Service Learning

Help us raise $15,000 to support students as they apply their engineering skills through service projects around the world.

An anonymous alumnus is matching gifts, dollar-for-dollar, until the goal is reached. You can double your impact by making a gift!

Support this crowdfunding campaign »

Successful Projects

Since the launch of Villanova Crowdfunding in 2017, eleven groups have raised support for specific projects and needs.

LEVEL students on first service break trip

LEVEL: $26,440 raised for first service break trip

Read about it in Villanova Magazine

Villanova Band playing tuba

Villanova Band: $10,275 raised for two new tubas


Frequently Asked Questions

In general, crowdfunding uses an online fundraising tool to raise money from a large number of donors to support a specific project or program. Villanova Crowdfunding is specifically for student organizations and affinity groups.

Your group can apply to use Villanova Crowdfunding to raise funds for a program or initiative that will help advance your group's mission. The platform will enable you to easily accept donations, track your progress, spread the word about your project and share updates with donors.

If you are interested in Villanova Crowdfunding, please email for information on the application and review process.

Villanova has partnered with GiveCampus, a digital fundraising tool that works specifically with schools to provide their donors with an interactive way to give. View Villanova Crowdfunding campaigns.

Yes, all funds will go directly to the group’s account. No fees or transaction costs are removed from the donation amount.

Anyone can contribute! Villanova welcomes donations from alumni, families, friends, faculty, staff and students who want to bolster the success of our student organizations and affinity groups.

Yes, there are several ways in which you can support a Villanova Crowdfunding campaign. You can share the link to the campaign through email or social media. You can also become an "advocate" for the campaign through the crowdfunding platform. This feature enables you to easily share the campaign on social media and create a video to help inspire others to donate to the cause.

Yes, your gift to Villanova is fully tax-deductible and a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately following your transaction on the website.

Yes, but you have the option to make your gift anonymous if you do not want your name to appear.

Each campaign lasts 30-90 days, depending on goals and progress.

The group keeps all funds raised, regardless of whether they reach their goal or not.

You can make a gift to any area of campus on Villanova's giving website. If you don’t see your group, you can select “Other Areas” under “Other Designations” and type in the area or program you would like to support.

If you have other questions, contact us at

Contact Us

Cheryl Morris '08, '17

Assistant Director, Digital Fundraising