USEED is a powerful tool for supporting selected projects at Emerson College through targeted philanthropic giving. For more information about this pilot initiative, led by Emerson’s Division of Alumni Affairs & Development, please see the below FAQ. For more information about USEED, please visit www.useed.org.


Browse projects and select one that you are interested in

You have the power to make a direct impact on these projects at Emerson. Together with your support, these projects can raise their goal.


Directly support that project by making a gift to it

Your gift will go directly towards funding the project you select. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about funding policies.


Make an optional gift to a related Emerson initiative

When you make a gift, you will be invited to support other institutional opportunities at Emerson College.


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?

Yes. All gifts received through the USEED at Emerson platform are considered donations to Emerson College and are thus tax-deductible. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing.

Where is my donation going?

If the project you select is fully funded, 100% of your donation will go directly to the project. There are no deductions of processing or overhead fees.

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

If the campaign falls short of its funding goal, the funds raised will still be released to the project sponsor. In the event that a project cannot be undertaken because of the shortfall, the money raised will be retained by the sponsoring college or unit for use on a project with similar goals.

What happens if a project is overfunded?

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