May 08, 2017

SIU Foundation can assist in crowdfunding projects

The SIU Foundation has invested in SalukiFunder, a crowdfunding platform, that makes the process simpler and more effective for departments, programs and organizations on campus that are turning to this mechanism for helping finance important projects.

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising a small amount of money from a large number of donors, usually online and in a short timeframe. Students, researchers, faculty and others have many projects in need of funding.

Through crowdfunding, these groups are able to get much-needed financial assistance, and donors are able to make smaller, more manageable gifts. Project leaders and team members make donors aware of the philanthropic opportunities, which allow donors to choose the projects they want to support.

The crowdfunding application form is here. Should you have questions before completing the application form, contact Matt McCoy at, or Nanditha Balasubramanian at