International Student Support

Thank You for supporting international student exchange at Western Washington University. We know that western students studying abroad and international students joining us on campus at Western enhances everyone's global awareness and college experience. Thank you for helping make that possible! 

Featured Funds!
Student Emergency Fund
Student Emergency Fund
Western Stands for Racial Equity Fund
Western Stands for Racial Equity Fund

FAQ’s for Donors:

Where can I mail a check to donate?

WWU Foundation
516 High Street, MS 9034
Bellingham, WA 98225 

Please include on a note with your check that has the name of the VikingFunder you wish to support and a way to contact you if we have any questions regarding your gift, thank you!


Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent allowed by the law. 

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes, your gift is processed immediately and you will receive an official receipt via email. 

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on VikingFunder. 

Whom should I contact with questions about my contribution?

For general questions about your gift, please call (360) 650-3027


FAQ's for prospective fundraising groups:

How can I apply to host a fundraising project?

Any WWU faculty, staff or student may apply. You must have a departmental/group advisor and an existing WWU fund set up that can accept donations.

Email or for an application.

What does it take to have a successful project?

-A compelling story with a 1-2 minute video that clearly demonstrates your need.

-Willingness to reach out to a large network of people for support.

-A comprehensive communication plan that includes the use of personal email, social media and face to face solicitations.

-Willingness to invest time and effort into planning for, launching, and fundraising for your campaign.

What will not be considered for a VikingFunder project?


-Money for personal tuition, however projects that raise funds for new scholarships where students are eligible to apply will be considered.

-Fundraisers for other Non Profits

Are there fees associated with VikingFunder?

No, there are no administrative fees taken from your donations made on VikingFunder – 100% of your donations goes to that project.

How does the selection process work?

Once a project inquiry is made, the WWU Annual Giving office will follow up with the project owner if they have additional questions about the project. The applicant’s departmental and development staff, student group advisor, etc. may be notified when an application is submitted and/or chosen. The WWU Annual Giving team will be responsible for reviewing all applications and selecting projects for VikingFunder.

The WWU Annual Giving team will provide training for selected projects and ongoing consultation to all participants throughout the projects.

Applications to register projects are open now. Campaigns will typically last for ~30 days.


Please Contact Nick Harvey,

Assistant Director of Annual Giving 

(360) 650-6868

Our Crowdfunding Groups