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Sponsr.Us catalyzes
student initiatives.

We're a student-run non-profit that leverages the power of technology and people to best position student projects for success.

Submit your project by Oct 15

Social fundraising + mentorship for students

We're a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making student ideas realities.

Student-run

The Sponsr.Us team and ambassadors consist of only high school and college students. We're students transforming how students across the nation make a difference within their communities.

Non-profit

Unlike other social fundraising platforms, our organization doesn't take a cut from any of our projects. We even cover payment transaction fees so that 100% of your donation goes to successfully funded student initiatives.

Mentorship

By connecting our students with volunteer mentors, we take the extra step to make projects realities. We see the process of students launching their own ventures as an extremely valuable learning experience.

Check out our previous student projects

SEW for SOS

SEW for SOS sews positive pillows with kind and inspirational messages inside for individuals who are going through rough times.

$500 Total needed
186% Funded

G.I.V.E.

GIVE is a project with the hopes of enhancing education and promoting empathy. This specific project is sending laptops preloaded with educational content to a school in Uganda.

$900 Total needed
261% Funded

Invenio STEM Research Journal

Invenio is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research journal for high school students. Our publication promotes original student research and inspires more students to get involved in STEM.

$800 Total needed
100% Funded

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Our mission is to catalyze student initiatives.
Sponsr.Us combines online fundraising and mentorship to make that happen.

Students have unparalleled creativity and energy to start something new. Sponsr.Us enables students to tap into their own energy and leverage it to make a difference within their communities. Whether starting a school club, a community service project, or some other non-profit organization, we fill the gap to make it easier for student-run initiatives to get off the ground.

Learning by doing.
Starting something new is a learning experience like no other.

It's about the journey. It's challenging to make something from nothing. Sponsr.Us helps students learn valuable skills through the stages of planning, fundraising, launching, reiterating, and sustaining their projects. Every step taken teaches lessons that can't be learned from a textbook.

Fundraise. Online.
We live in an exciting and powerful digital age. Let's put that to work.

Our fundraising platform is the 21st century bake sale. Our student-first crowdfunding platform enables students to gather support for their projects by sharing their story and vision with the world. We think the social fundraising model is the most effective way for projects to get the financial support they need to make them realities.

We make each dollar count. Sponsr.Us works directly with our student projects to figure out their unique needs to make them realities. Those needs are listed on project profiles so donors know exactly what they are supporting. In addition, unlike most fundraising platforms, Sponsr.Us doesn't take a cut off of any donations to projects. In fact, we even cover transaction costs so that every penny of each donation goes to projects.

How does it work?

Plan

Students work closely with Sponsr.Us to craft a project profile, film a promotional video, determine fundraising needs, develop relationships with mentors, and set a target goal date.

Fundraise

After posting the project online, Sponsr.Us works side-by-side with students to gather pledges and meet the goal amount by the goal date. No funds are transferred during this period.

Process pledges

If the project has met the fundraising goal by the predetermined date, the pledges are automatically processed by our secure fundraising platform using a secure third-party payment processor.

Launch project

Students launch project with the raised funds and work closely with the Sponsr.Us team and our mentors to take the next steps in making their project a reality. If desired, supporters can receive periodic updates from project members.

Mentors make a difference.
We create connections that allow students to reach higher.

Money isn't everything. For student projects to succeed, they need to be supported holistically — financially and personally. Our formula for success combines these two so that Sponsr.Us Projects are best positioned for success. The Sponsr.Us Mentor Network is an extensive network of other students, teachers, and professionals that volunteer their time for Sponsr.Us projects.

Transparent communication is key.
We facilitate strong ties between students and supporters.

We create clear channels for dialogue. We start by providing supporters with a detailed breakdown of each project's specific needs — what the students need to fundraise for in order to make their initiative happen. In addition, when making a pledge, donors have the option of providing encouragement and/or feedback to the students they're supporting. Donors who want to be in the loop will receive periodic updates directly from students about the progress they've made.

For students, by students.
We're a passionate team of high school and college students.

Spanning across the nation with the help of regional directors

And supported by our amazing high school ambassadors!

Want to join us?

We're a fast growing organization looking for other passionate high school and college students to join our team. No technical or specific experience required — just time, spirit, and energy to make a difference in the world.

Interested? Send an email to join [at] sponsr.us

Questions? Contact us »