USEED is a powerful new tool for supporting crowdfunding projects.
Help fund a campaign and share in the success of innovative and impactful projects.
Your gift will go directly towards funding the project you select.
When you make a gift, you will be invited to support the Penn State Future Fund. This additional support—designated University-wide to the people and programs that need it most— is essential to the continued success of our University and its community.
Maximize your support for each project by sharing it with your friends and family on social networks. Spreading the word helps increase the project's chances of successfully reaching its goal.
Yes. All gifts received through the USEED are considered donations and are thus tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing.
100% of your donation will go directly to the lab or department leading your selected project. No portion of your donation will go to credit-card fees or be used to fund the USEED platform.
If a campaign falls short of its funding goal, the funds raised will still be released to the sponsoring department. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by the sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.
If a campaign raises more than its stated funding goal, the Office of University Development will work with the project sponsor to determine whether the surplus should be used to enhance the funded project, or be reserved for use by similar projects in the future.