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 2021? 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 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 2023-24 academic year: 

Module 0: 7/1/2023 to 10/1/2023 

Applications due: applications accepted on a rolling basis 6/6/2023 through 9/11/2023

Module 1: 10/17/2023 to 11/16/2023

Applications due: 9/15/2023

Module 2: 11/8/2023 to 12/8/2023

Applications due: 10/6/2023

Module 3: 12/5/2023 to 12/15/2023 (flash funding module)

Applications due: 11/3/2023

Module 4: 1/17/2024 to 2/16/2024 

Applications due: 12/1/2023

Module 5: 3/1/2024 to 3/15/2024 (flash funding module) 

Applications due: 1/26/2024

Module 6: 4/2/2024 to 5/2/2024

Applications due: 2/23/2024

Module 7: 4/30/2024 to 5/30/2024 

Applications due: 3/22/2024

Module 8: 5/30/2024 to 6/30/2024 

Applications due: 4/26/2024

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. 

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.

When do you need money in-hand? When will you be actively fundraising?


Projects should be achievable within 30 to 45 days.

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.

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

For example, Chase Child Life is part of Pediatrics.

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

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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