Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contribute to a project on the JCCC Crowdfunding site?

Find the project page that you would like to contribute to and click "support this project." You will be asked for a contribution amount and credit card information. You can also contribute by telling your friends and family about a project that you are interested in, or by spreading the word across your social networks.

What is JCCC Crowdfunding?

JCCC Crowdfunding is an online fundraising tool created by the JCCC Foundation that allows programs and students to create and share fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. This Crowdfunding platform can empower the entire JCCC Community to come together and create lasting impact on projects we are passionate about.

How does JCCC Crowdfunding work?

All of our programs or student groups can create fundraising campaigns for a particular project with a specific funding goal and project completion timeline. Supporters can contribute to the project financially and are encouraged to share the project with their own community and social network.

What methods of payment does JCCC Crowdfunding accept?

At this time, JCCC Crowdfunding is only accepting credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).

Who can contribute to JCCC Crowdfunding?

Anyone! Contributions to projects can be made by any individual or organization inside or outside of the JCCC community.

Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can contribute?

Yes, there is a $5 minimum contribution amount required. There is no maximum amount and you can make multiple contributions to multiple projects.

If I contribute to a project, when is my credit card charged?

Immediately upon making the donation.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, your contribution is a donation gift made to the JCCC Foundation and is tax deductible as allowed by law. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the entire amount of your donation.

Does JCCC store my credit card payment information?

No, we do not store any payment or credit card information.

Is my contribution publicly displayed?

No, your name and contribution amount will not be publicly displayed.

Can I request to make an anonymous contribution?

Yes, you will be able to indicate when making your contribution payment that you would like to remain anonymous.

Can I share that I contributed to a project through my social media accounts?

Yes, there is a button on the JCCC Crowdfunding site thank you page that you will see after a contribution is given that will allow donors to share their contribution with their own social networks.

How do I know what percentage of my money goes to the project?

100% of the funds raised will be used by the project to which you have contributed for the project tasks and related expenses.  Each project has a detailed budget breakdown and a section on "use of funds" in their project description pages on the JCCC Crowdfunding website.

What happens if a project exceeds its specified funding goal?

Each of the project teams has identified a set of baseline project tasks and goals. Should a project be fortunate enough to exceed its funding goal, the additional funds will be utilized to help the program reach the project stretch goals as identified in their project description pages on the Crowdfunding website.

Are contributions returned if a project does not meet its stated funding goal?

No, we believe that projects should be able to keep the funds that are raised even if the total funding goal may not have been reached. We expect each of the project teams will make some progress in achieving their project goals even if they may not have been fully funded.