Published: Nov. 22, 2021

On Nov. 30, people across the globe are joining together to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of individuals and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

#GivingTuesday gives you the chance to partner with other passionate donors to make a targeted impact on a cause you care about. 

Will you join with CU on this global day of giving? In 2021, you can support university funds such as the Student Emergency Fund, Ralphie’s Endowment and the CU Boulder Fund for Excellence or choose to give to your favorite campus program. 

Learn more about some of the giving opportunities below.

Student Emergency Fund

Support CU Boulder students who are experiencing a crisis that could adversely affect their academic year. Some expenses that can be covered include: technology costs such as a laptop, internet, router, or software; assistance with tuition, books and supplies; assistance with housing or food insecurity; mental health or counseling costs that exceed campus services; and child care costs necessary to complete classwork.

Ralphie’s Endowment

Provide support for Ralphie’s housing, care and handling, as well as to promote and market Ralphie for the betterment of CU Athletics. Help support our beloved mascot!

CU Boulder Fund for Excellence

Donate to this flexible funding source to enhance student success and CU Boulder's prominence as an institution of higher education.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Support the Dean's Fund for Excellence, the BOLD Center or any departmental excellence fund within the College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

College of Arts and Sciences

Enhance the College of Arts and Sciences’ ability to open doors for students' lifelong professional pathways.


Support the nearly 350 student-athletes of CU Athletics through one of two funds: the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fund and the Crawford Family WHOLE Student-Athlete Fund. Buffs Nation is dedicated to supporting a strong community of belonging and the holistic wellbeing of student-athletes.