About ImpactUNM

ImpactUNM is the University of New Mexico's crowdfunding platform. ImpactUNM is designed to empower the Lobo community to raise funds needed for projects, events, and campaigns with various needs across the UNM campus. 

ImpactUNM projects are successfully funded by the active engagement of donors and supporters through direct, personal communications like email, phone calls, and social media.  

If you're interested in starting a campaign, please complete the application here. For questions related to crowdfunding at UNM, please reach out to Angel Lancaster at angel.lancaster@unmfund.org.  

The University of New Mexico FAQ

What is crowdfunding? 

Crowdfunding is the practice of sourcing contributions from a large number of people to provide funding for a particular project or campaign, usually via the internet.

How does ImpactUNM work? 

ImpactUNM allows the university’s faculty, staff, students, and friends to create and share approved fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. The platform provides a portal to empower the entire community to come together and create lasting impacts on meaningful projects.

Who can start a campaign on ImpactUNM? 

UNM faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends can apply to create a fundraising campaign on the platform for any type of project looking to raise funds that will directly impact UNM.

I have an idea for a campaign. How do I start? 

To start a campaign, we ask that you complete the application found here. After submitting your application, one of our staff members will contact you within 5 to 7 business days regarding your campaign.

How do I make a gift to a campaign on ImpactUNM? 

Find the campaign page for the project that you would like to support and click “Give Now” on the project’s campaign page. You will be asked to enter your gift amount and then you will proceed through the payment process. You can also help spread the word about the project by sharing with your friends and family through email and social media.

Where does my gift go? 

All gifts to UNM IMPACTUNM campaigns are directed to the fund indicated on the online giving form.

What if the campaign I supported doesn't reach its fundraising goal? 

All funds raised will be applied to the stated fundraising purpose. If a campaign becomes impractical or impossible to implement, funds will be used in the spirit of the original purpose of the project.

Is my gift tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

Yes, UNM Foundation qualifies as a 501(c)3 organization, so all philanthropic donations to the university are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a receipt for your donation shortly after you make your gift.

Can I make an anonymous gift? 

Yes, when entering your gift and contact information you can choose to remain anonymous.