NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR!
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 UCLASpark@support.ucla.edu 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 this suggested timeline may be authorized at the discretion of the UCLA Spark team.
Module Dates for the 2021-22 school year:
Module 0: 7/1/2021 to 9/1/2021
Applications due: applications accepted on a rolling basis 5/17/2021 through 8/9/2021
Module 1: 10/18/2021 to 11/18/2021
Applications due: 9/23/2021
Module 2: 11/22 to 12/10 with option to extend through EOCY
Applications due: 10/11/2021
Module 3: 1/24/2022 to 2/5/2022 (10-day flash funding module)
Applications due: 12/16/2021
Module 4: 2/4/2022 to 3/4/2022
Applications due: 12/20/2021
Module 5: 2/28/2022 to 3/12/2022
Applications due: 1/27/2022
Module 6: 4/4/2022 to 5/6/2022
Applications due: 3/4/2022
Module 7: 5/9/2022 to 6/6/2022
Applications due: 4/8/2022
Module 8: 6/1/2022 to 7/1/2022
Applications due: 5/2/2022
Note that the Spark project development process requires 4 meetings. We recommend a crowdfunding team of 2-5 individuals.
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.