Frequently Asked Questions

Why to give

The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of your remarkable generosity. During the Experience Powered by Northeastern campaign, your contributions are raising the bar higher on what we can bring to our students, faculty, and programs.

Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering cutting-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields.

Without your support, none of this would be possible.

By making a gift to the Experience Powered by Northeastern campaign, you will be forever linked to our students, faculty, and more than 300,000 alumni worldwide. Our shared passion for Northeastern is building an undeniably bright future, and we hope you continue reimagining it with us.

How to Give

Experience Powered by Northeastern is the university’s most far-reaching, innovative campaign yet. Philanthropic support from you and other community members demonstrates a deep belief in Northeastern’s mission and sets a direct example for others to emulate. Donations to the campaign can be made using several easy and convenient methods:

  • Using the Northeastern Giving website at No matter which area of Northeastern you choose to support, 100 percent of all gifts count toward the Experience Powered by Northeastern campaign.
  • By credit card, check, or wire transfer. Instructions for using these methods can be found here. Checks should be mailed to:

Northeastern University
402 Columbus Place
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005


  • By stock, mutual fund, or IRA rollover. Instructions are located here.

Where to give

You know that the Northeastern experience is unlike any other—it’s innovative, multifaceted, and filled with endless opportunities. Whether our students are working on an international co-op, starting a business venture, or conducting research alongside top faculty, there’s something for everyone at Northeastern.

Each opportunity offered by Northeastern has a fund in need of philanthropic support—and today, we invite you to help the university continue making these meaningful learning experiences possible by supporting the area of Northeastern that’s you’re most passionate about.

Academics and Research

Innovative academic and research programs enrich the student experience, help unlock solutions to pressing problems, and improve people’s lives. Funding opportunities include:

  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • School or college dean’s fund
  • Honors programs


Northeastern has athletes of all skill levels in need of financial support, whether they’re competing on a varsity team or playing a club sport. Areas that need support include:

  • Varsity teams
  • Club sports teams
  • Campus recreation initiatives

Student Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern is home to more than 600 student clubs and organizations, where students develop their leadership potential. Some areas you may donate to include:

  • Arts groups
  • Community service programs
  • STEM clubs

Diverse and Inclusive Communities

We’re advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through insights and experiences informed by all members of the Northeastern community. Funding opportunities include:

  • Cultural centers
  • Spiritual organizations
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion funds

Global Exploration

Northeastern’s global network continues to grow, giving students access to immersive educational experiences no matter where they are in the world. Areas that need support include:

  • Global Experience Fund
  • Fund
  • International Student Fund

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Northeastern offers assistance to not only support our students during their educational journeys, but to help lead them toward successful careers. Some causes you may choose to support include:

  • Northeastern Financial Aid Fund
  • Torch Scholars Program
  • Unpaid and underfunded co-ops


Innovation is at the heart of Northeastern’s ethos, and donors can invest directly in the ecosystem to benefit our student entrepreneurs. Funding opportunities include:

  • Mosaic, a peer-to-peer alliance of student builders and leaders
  • IDEA, the student-led venture accelerator
  • WISE, the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship

The impact of your giving

Northeastern makes extraordinary strides in learning, research, and fundraising every year. Our accomplishments are no small feat and could not occur without donor support. And every gift matters. When you determine the impact you want to have through the support of a specific fund, 100 percent of your donation will be used as you directed.

For more on your impact, click here.