Looking for Ways to Donate and Help Students?

All students can benefit from the generous donations made by our community. You can help by giving to one of the funds below or by donating your time.

Student Assistance Fund
This fund provides limited financial assistance to currently enrolled University of Denver students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. Funds are awarded as a grant, and unlike a loan, do not need to be repaid.

The fund is designated to off-set a short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Long term needs can be addressed by meeting with a SOS Case Manager to determine available options. Funds received by students may count as income and may be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

The number of students who can be served by the fund is subject to available resources. The fund must be sustained by contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

To donate to the fund, copy these instructions:

  • Click on "Give Now" button at the top of the page
  • Fill in your Gift/Pledge amount
  • Under Designations, select "Click here for more options"
  • Scroll down to find Current Initiatives and select the Student Assistance Fund
  • Select Continue
  • Complete the rest of the process

Food Pantry
The food pantry is free and open to anyone with a DU ID number – undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and full- or part-time staff. National data suggests that nearly 40% of students will experience food insecurity during college, and our food pantry helps to ensure no one at DU goes hungry.

There is a box set up in the Community Commons for local families who wish to donate food, or visit our donation page if you would like to support our work financially: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/uXnc_Q?vid=halmx

The Gift of Time
When we are able to gather for events, we will reach out to our generous volunteers. Share your info with us and we'll reach out for volunteering at our various events on campus.