Submit a Project Idea!



UCLA Spark is a crowdfunding platform open to registered student groups, including department-sponsored interest groups and SOLE organizations, Rec or Club Sports teams, UCLA Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Development Officers, and certain friends of UCLA.


If this sounds like you and you’re interested in launching a crowdfunding campaign, you’re in the right place!


Please complete the following application, which is required for all first-time Spark projects. 


Projects related to raising funds for salaries and/or stipends are not permitted on Spark. 


Have you or your organization successfully completed a Spark campaign which ended after September 2016? If so, you don't need to complete this application again. Please email and let us know you're interested in partnering with us again.  


Please plan on submitting your application at least 30 to 45 days before your desired fundraising start date. Launch dates outside of the pre-determined modules may be authorized at the discretion of the UCLA Spark team. 


Note that the Spark project development process requires 4 meetings. We recommend a crowdfunding team of 2-5 individuals. 


We will be launching projects in the following schedule:


EOFY 2020 Module (present through June 30th, 2020)

2021 Module 1 - September 2020 (Flash Funding)

2021 Module 2 - Mid-October through Mid November, 2020

2021 Module 3 - Mid November through December 2020

2021 Module 4 - January 2021 (Flash Funding)

2021 Module 5 - February through March 2021

2021 Module 6 - March through April 2021

2021 Module 7 - April through May 2021


Note: Completing this application does not guarantee that your project will be hosted on Spark. 

Note: Most questions allow up to a 255 character response. 

Tell us about yourself


Tell us about your project


If this doesn't apply to you, write N/A.

In 15 words or less, what is your project trying to accomplish?

Thoroughly explain the project purpose & how it will positively impact the UCLA community.

Dollars or # of donors. We recommend goals of $1,000 to $25,000 and will advise on realistic goal.


Every gift matters. Can you explain how $10 versus $1,000 will be used?

Projects are required to reference their budget and projected costs within their case-for-support.

Projects should be achievable within 30 to 45 days.

Think strategically about what else you have on your plate, and when you need the funding.


Perks can be tangible or intangible things to incentivize or reward philanthropic investments.

For example, Chase Child Life is part of Pediatrics.

The more people you have on your team, the more successful you'll be.


This will not apply to all applicants, but does apply to student organizations.

If this doesn't apply to you, write N/A.

These items will be important when building your campaign site and in social media promotion.

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