Carnegie Mellon University

Crowdfunding the Next Great Idea

CMU's Crowdfunding platform allows you to directly support groups of Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, staff and alumni by donating to projects that impact and benefit students and/or others within the CMU community. These passion projects have modest fundraising goals and cover a wide range of topics and areas, from visionary transportation systems to humanitarian trips.

Beaux Arts Ball

Beaux Arts Ball 2018: Momento Mori

A CMU tradition returns! Students in CFA are fundraising to resurrect the Beaux Arts Ball, a campus-wide costume party that was first held in 1914 and last celebrated in 2006.

CMU Rowing

CMU Rowing 2018

The 30-year old Rowing Club is raising funds to repair the boat used by its varsity women’s four team, as well as for repairs to its bay.


picoCTF 2018: K-12 Cybersecurity Competition

A free, online cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students, picoCTF introduces students to the field of cybersecurity in a fun, competitive environment.



Part of the sports medicine department, this student athlete-run health and wellness program hosts workshops and events that promote the wellbeing of student-athletes.

Visit CMU Crowdfunding to explore  projects from hardworking, innovative CMU community members. Crowdfunding projects are reviewed, vetted and selected by a committee before fundraising on the platform can begin. Projects launch on a rolling basis beginning in October and run through May each year and each run for about 30 days. Check the site for new projects or updates on your favorite projects. Like all gifts to CMU, your gifts to Crowdfunding projects count as a charitable contribution.