About USEED@IndianaTech

USEED@IndianaTech is a powerful tool for fueling initiatives through crowd-sourced philanthropic giving called “crowdfunding.” Through crowdfunding, you can partner with us on a number of projects. Then share this info with your friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we can provide a dynamic learning environment and embrace community involvement as a fundamental foundation of our mission.

1. Browse projects and select one that you want to support

You have the power to make a direct impact on these projects. With your support, these campaigns can raise their goal.

2. Directly support a project by making a gift to it

Your gift will go directly to the program overseeing the project, who will then fund the project with your gift. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about funding policies.

3. Share the projects you support on social media

Continue to help each project you support by sharing it with your friends and family on social networks. This helps increase the project's chances of successfully raising its goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

All funds received will be deposited with and distributed through Indiana Institute of Technology, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Your payment may be considered a charitable contribution.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.  

Where is my donation going?

Your donation will be deposited with IndianaTech and distributed to the lab, program or department leading your selected project. Gifts are subject to university policies and fees. 

What is the refund policy?

Under United States law, the Indiana Tech is not able to refund charitable donations.

If you notice a discrepancy or error with your online transaction, please contact us at Giving@IndianaTech.edu. Please include your name, telephone number, and the date and amount of your transaction. Indiana Tech will resolve the discrepancy as quickly as possible.

Please also contact us at Giving@IndianaTech.edu if you have any questions about this policy. 

What if my project doesn't meet its funding goal?

If a project does not meet its funding goal, collected funds may be used to support the current project or other initiatives within the program.  

What is IndianaTech's Privacy Policy?

To view Indiana Tech's Privacy Policy, please use the following link: http://its.indianatech.edu/policies/privacy-policy/

What if my project is overfunded?

If a project exceeds its funding goal, additional project funds beyond the stated goal amount may be used towards the project. Any funds available after the project ends may be used to benefit other projects within the program.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact the USEED@IndianaTech Director:

Lisa Biers (lmbiers@indianatech.edu)

Indiana Tech

Institutional Advancement Office

1600 E. Washington Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Please feel free to call 1-(800) 937-2448 Ext. 2438 to discuss giving opportunities. If you have technical difficulties, email support@useed.org.

How can I get my project funded through Crowdfunding?

You are welcome to join and apply using the following link, but there are limited number of spots available. Apply at: https://useed.wufoo.com/forms/application-for-useedindianatech/