About Crowdfunding

Thank you for your interest in Rfund, the University of Redlands crowdfunding platform. Rfund helps fund student, faculty, and staff projects that are inspired by a passion to see the University succeed. The platform is similar to other crowdfunding sites like KickStarter and GoFundMe, and allows project advocates to tell their story and accept donations online. The big difference is, all the money raised through an Rfund campaign goes to the project, with no administrative fees being deducted. Below is a list of frequently asked questions for those interested in using Rfund to crowdfund for their project.


University of Redlands FAQ


What will my donation support?​

Your gift will support various efforts. Each project on this platform provides specific details regarding where your support goes. If you would like more information on gift designations, please visit our homepage www.redlands.edu/giving.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions through Rfund are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Shortly after you make your gift, you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Where does my gift go?

100% of your gift will go directly to the project you chose to support.

What happens if a project is overfunded?

If a campaign raises more than its stated funding goal, we will work with the organizations advisor/department chair to determine whether the surplus should be used to expand or enhance the project, or reserve for use by similar projects in the future.

Can I send a gift in by mail or phone?

Yes, you can mail gifts to: Office of Annual Giving, 1200 East Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373 or call (909)748-8068.

Whom should I contact with further questions about my contribution?

Please call the Office of Annual Giving at (909)748-8068 or email rfund_crowdfunding@redlands.edu.


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