About BEACHfunder

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a relatively new fund-raising tool designed to fund a project or venture through raising smaller amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet and social media platforms.

How will crowdfunding be used at CSULB?

Crowdfunding at CSULB will be used in a variety of capacities, including, but not limited to, funding for research projects, scholarships, specialized equipment, service projects, student organization trips, athletic department projects and more. Beachfunder will be administered by the Annual Giving Department using the ScaleFunder platform.

Who can create a Beachfunder project?

Any of CSULB’s colleges, student groups, departments, and faculty are eligible to apply for a Beachfunder project. All projects are considered on an individual basis by the Beach Fund Committee.

What do I need to do to create a project?

Project applications must be submitted six weeks in advance to project start date, you must read the BEACHfunder Guidelines prior to submitting an application. 

Where will my project be listed?

Selected projects will appear at beachfunder.csulb.edu

What should my project goal be?

It is suggested campaigns fall in the $2,000-$10,000 funding level. The Beachfunder Committee is also willing to consider projects that fall outside of those parameters.

Who do I contact for more information and/or questions?

E-mail beachfunder@csulb.edu or call (562) 985.5294


Long Beach State University FAQ

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to the institutions are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes! The institution will send you a receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Call (562)985-5294 or email BeachFunder@csulb.edu, 49er Foundation

How do I make a gift of securities?

The 49er Foundation accepts donations of marketable securities. For more information please contact Mary Ann Messing, Associate Director of Gifts at maryann.messing@csulb.edu or at 562-985-8491

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, the institution accepts international gifts via credit card or check or by EFT. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Messing, Associate Director of Gifts at maryann.messing@csulb.edu or at 562-985-8491

What is the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

The institution's Tax ID Number is 45-2163910