Giving - GVSU Club Sports

Club Sports offer an exciting athletic alternative that bridges the gap between intramural play and varsity sports. There are currently over 50 club sports organizations at GVSU that range from recreational to highly competitive.

These programs are funded primarily by participant dues. Your contribution to a club sport of your choice will make a difference in students' ability to compete at the highest levels by offsetting out-of-pocket costs to participate.  

100% of your donation will go directly to the club sport of your choice. If you’re interested in giving to specific club sport program, search for the program of your choice on the Find Funds page.

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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to a GVSU Club Sport Online

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Previous Giving Stats

2020

Over $10,150 raised from 66 gifts on Giving Tuesday

2019

247 Total gifts 

Over $52K raised.

Over $7K raised on Giving Tuesday.

2018

441 Total gifts 

Over $100K raised.

2017

612 Total gifts. 

Over $145K raised.

Highlighted Asks

Women's Soccer club poses at 2019 National Championship in Texas.

Women's Club Soccer

Women's Club Soccer has a goal of making any post-season play free for all athletes. In years past the nationals trip has cost $400-$600 per athlete to attend. Please consider giving to this fund to assist in post-season play costs! 

Give to Women's Club Soccer Online

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Cross Country & Track Club

GVSU Cross Country and Track Club wish to purchase new hurdles. They currently have 5 hurdles, which have to be shared between all members. The club would eventually like to host a meet with the new equipment. Please give to Cross Country and Track club so they can pursue a future of hosting events and continuing to be nationally successful. 

Give to the Cross Country & Track Fund Online

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Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Ice Hockey has made recent changes and upgrades in the last two years, with hopes to continue making advancements. The team would like donations for technology advancements in equipment. Please consider giving to this fund to assist in club and equipment costs! 

Give to the Men's Ice Hockey Fund Online

Rowing team trains on Grand River for competition.

Rowing

Rowing is a long-standing legacy organization at Grand Valley State University. The team would like to have donations made to their Endowment fund and equipment fund for two new 8 boats. Please consider giving to this fund to assist in club and equipment costs! 

Give to the Rowing Endowment Online

Give to the Rowing Equipment Fun Online

Give to Rowing Fund Online

Other Ways to Give

By Phone:

Call (616) 331-6000 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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By Mail:

Download and print one of our Gift Reply forms, and mail with your check to:

     University Development
     Grand Valley State University
     LV Eberhard Center 9th Floor
     301 Fulton St W
     PO Box 2005
     Grand Rapids, MI  49501-2005

Gift Reply Form

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Make a Pledge:

In addition to one-time gifts of cash, check or credit, Grand Valley accepts pledges and recurring credit card gifts over time. Grand Valley employees can also make recurring gifts through payroll deduction. These types of gifts can be set up online or by calling (616) 331-6000. 

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Employer Match

Many employers match gifts to Grand Valley. Search our database to find out if your employer can increase the impact of your gift.

Employer Match Database

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Donor Advised/Directed Funds

Give from Your Donor Advised and Directed Funds

A donor advised (DAF) or directed fund (DDF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) 

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are funds gifted to the university or other institutions at the direction and time frame of the donor. An outside DAF provider is selected by the donor.  

Donor Directed Funds (DDF)

Donor Directed Funds (DDF) are bundled funds which are gifted to the university directly from the donor, and directed to specific funds at the university at the direction and time frame designated by the donor. Learn more.

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Other ideas?

Want to donate equipment or find out what a specific club needs? E-mail Club Sports at club.sports@gvsu.edu

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