The 2022 crowdfunding burst is back—bigger and better than ever. Cornell crowdfunding, now in its tenth year, connects student teams to the greater Cornell community, to build support for projects and big ideas they are most passionate about.

 A total of 27 groups are taking part in this year’s burst, which runs from November 1 through December 6, 2022. Over 300 peer fundraisers will be rallying support for their projects.

Several newcomers are launching their first-ever campaigns this year. These include (among others):

Engineers in Action“Imagine starting every morning with a trek to central campus. Now imagine that same walk without bridges connecting North and South Campus to Central. Your daily commute would either double or become incredibly dangerous. This is the reality for many members of rural communities worldwide. Our team strives to impact communities in need by bridging gaps in education, healthcare, and safety through physical bridges. Each bridge our team builds makes a tangible difference in a community and increases equity across the world.” —Engineers in Action team

Several groups are returning from successful campaigns in prior years, including College of Engineering project teams Cornell Seismic Design, Engineers In Action, and CUAir, among others. From designing more resilient buildings, to building bridges that connect rural communities to critical resources like hospitals, to building and launching an autonomous aircraft—each of these student groups is counting on the collective energy of the Cornell community to bring their projects across the finish line.

“I love crowdfunding,” says Jon Gregory, associate director of donor participation and college and unit partnerships for Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development. “Seeing participation go up from 17 groups in 2021 to 27 groups in 2022—a 58% increase in one year—shows me that our November crowdfunding burst has become a cornerstone of the student experience. These students invest so much time and energy in these projects, and they are so grateful for every dollar they raise!”

Browse our three crowdfunding project galleries and find your favorites.


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Dozens of Cornell crowdfunding projects are working to make a difference on campus—and beyond! Choose a project that aligns with your interests and help students reach their goals.

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