Student Organization Handbook – Section III. B.

Section III. Fundraising, Donations and Raffles

B. Donations Overview

Cash and noncash donations can be accepted by student organizations if those donations meet specific criteria. Organizations may only solicit tax-deductible donations that will contribute to the mission of the university — in other words, each event or activity must have an educational, research, cultural or public service purpose. In addition:

  • Donations must be used in accordance with the purpose for which they were collected.
  • All donations made via check will be processed through the Boise State University Foundation.
  • Cash donations will be deposited into the appropriate account.

Donations of goods and/or services will be handled according to monetary value.

  • $100 or less will go through the Student Involvement & Leadership Center and can be deposited into your student organization account through the regular steps you would follow to deposit funds.
  • $100 or more will go through the Boise State University Foundation and should be deposited into a Boise State Foundation account set up by your organization.

Deposit Procedures for Donations

  • Donations in the form of a check should be submitted directly to the Boise State Foundation.
  • Cash donations should be deposited using standard deposit procedure for organization accounts.
  • For noncash donations with a monetary value of $100 or less, contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Center to get a donation receipt (which will be used for write-off purposes).
  • Noncash donations with a monetary value of more than $100 will need to be routed to the Boise State University Foundation.

For More Information

Contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Center at (208) 426-1223.

Boise State University Foundation Accounts

The Boise State University Foundation can help a student organization set up a special Foundation account. If an account is established, the organization must provide the account information to the Student Involvement & Leadership Center within one (1) week. The business or individual must give the donation to the Foundation, not the club itself.

A Foundation deposit form for student clubs is required along with the funds (see “Deposits,” Section II, page 20). The Foundation will provide the business or individual with a tax-deductible receipt, and the donation will be deposited into the Foundation account for the student organization. Funds will not be transferred to the student organization’s account until a Foundation Check Request Form with an authorized signature from the organization is submitted to the Foundation. This form is available through the Foundation.

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