2017-2018 Student Organization Funding Guide
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FUNDING SOURCENAME OF FUND/GRANTDESCRIPTIONWHO IS ELIGIBLEUSE RESTRICTIONSELIGIBLE AMOUNTTIMELINE/DEADLINEWEBSITEWHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONSHOW DO YOU CLAIM IT?
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ASUCSenate Contingency Fund ProcessIf an ASUC sponsored RSO does not request funding during the Annual Budget Process, needs more money than they originally anticipated, or is newly formed, funding is still available throughout the academic year through the Senate Contingency Funding.All organizations registered with the Lead Center and sponsored by the ASUChttp://lead.berkeley.edu/manage-your-organization/fund-your-org/manage-your-funds/(roughly) Based on budget needs, years of sponsorship, demonstrated need, etc.Application has a weekly deadline of every Sunday at 5pm. Applications submitted before the deadline will be reviewed on the following Monday.https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/asucsenateonlyASUC Chief Financial Officer, at finance@asuc.org
Nuha Khalfay, current FiComm chair 2017-2018 at nkhalfay@asuc.org
Megha Torpunuri, current FiComm Vice Chair 2017-2018 at mtorpunuri@asuc.org
ASUC/GA Agent Process
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ASUC ABSA Funds Annual Budgeting ProcessThe ASUC is responsible for allocating student activity fee money ($27.50 per student per semester) to student organizations. All RSOs are eligible to apply for these funds.All organizations registered with the Lead Center and either currently sponsored by the ASUC or wishing to obtain sponsorshiphttp://lead.berkeley.edu/manage-your-organization/fund-your-org/manage-your-funds/Depends on: Mid Year Report, previous allocations, years as ASUC sponsored group, unspent allocations, student membership, contribution to community, budget vs. actual expenditures, influence on campusSpring 2018: To be determinedhttp://www.asuc.orgASUC Chief Financial Officer, at finance@asuc.orgASUC/GA Agent Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantAcademic Opportunity Fund (AOF)The Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that enhances student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the classroom. The program provides opportunities for individuals and student groups to represent and further UC Berkeley's academic prestige and dedication to education. While most ASUC funding is restricted to on-campus activities, the Academic Opportunity Fund subsidizes off-campus academic pursuits - professional meetings, research conferences, academic competitions, and independent research.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgacademicopportunityfundaof@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantArts and Creativity Fund (ACF)The Arts and Creativity Fund provides financial assistance to students and student groups that seek to enhance the exposure of visual, performing, and creative art endeavors on campus. The objective of the program is to foster greater creativity through arts on campus. Funding is allocated to students or groups that organize and widely advertise artistic events.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgrantsartsandcreativityfundacf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantGreek Opportunity Fund (GOF)The Greek Opportunity Fund provides monetary support to empower students and chapters that are members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or MultiCultural Greek Council (MCGC) to engage in meaningful community-based initiatives which focus on community service and philanthropy, scholarship and educational enhancement, leadership development, professional and career development, and/or health and safety, including alcohol education.Fraternities and sororities that are members of that are members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or MultiCultural Greek Council (MCGC) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewIFC chapters may apply for up to $600 per event, PHC chapters may apply to up to $600 per event, MCGC chapters may apply for up to $900 per event, and NPHC chapters may apply for up to $900 per event. You can only apply for one ASUC grant per event/class.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/asucgreekopportunityfundgof@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantIntellectual Community Fund (ICF)The Intellectual Community Fund provides monetary support to educational, activist, and awareness events planned by and for Cal students, as well as to DeCal courses that increase diversity and address the unmet academic needs of the student body. The Intellectual Community fund promotes campus programs that serve the diverse student population of UC Berkeley and are conducive to free intellectual exchange.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are limited to $500 per application for undergraduates and $250 per application for graduate studentsAAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgintellectualcommunityfundicf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantMulticultural Fund (MCF)The Multicultural Fund provides monetary support to events introducing the campus to a culture. The program provides opportunities for student groups to hold unique and innovative events to increase campus awareness of multicultural issues. The objective of the program is to build tolerance and appreciation for diversity by broadening students’ perspectives. Funding is allocated to student groups that organize and widely advertise cultural events.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgmulticulturalfundmcf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantPublic Service Fund (PSF)The Public Service Fund provides monetary support to increase and facilitate public service efforts targeted towards communities outside of the UC Berkeley campus. The objective of the program is to encourage students to partake in philanthropic or humanitarian based projects. The Public Service Fund strives to develop a sense of community awareness and enrich students’ community service experiences. Funding is allocated based on the impact the activities/events have on the targeted communities.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgpublicservicefundpsf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantUnderserved Student Equity Fund (USEF)The Underserved Student Equity Fund will serve to make ASUC sponsored events accessible to both students with disabilities, by providing funding for accommodations, as well as transfer students, re-entry students, student parents, undocumented students, former foster youth and independent students, student veterans, and educational opportunity program students, by assisting programs which increase academic opportunities and provide necessary support services.Currently registered students https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nQBYHJ-pZSMFR4R2c4VVlubXc/viewAllocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.AAVP Grants and Scholarships applications for Spring 2018 have been open since Friday February 2, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, April 13thhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/USEFusef@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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Berkeley CrowdfundingBerkelely Crowdfunding Using the UC Berkeley's Crowdfunding platform, students, student organizations, faculty, staff members, and/or researchers crowdfund their project or initiative. This includes:
--Providing all of the materials required for their crowdfunding page (the project description, the video, the perks, bios of the team, images, and the budget breakdown).
--The team is responsible for the majority of fundraising. You need to reach out to your networks and encourage donations.
--Creating promotional and marketing materials before, during, and after the campaign.
--Teams work with the Crowdfunding Manager as a resource for best practices and developing materials and outreach strategy.
Students, student organizations, faculty, staff members, alumni, and researchershttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-sT8PHFQLHkNzllU1k3eGhON3M/viewWhatever goal your organization sets Projects are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
December 10, 2017 is the deadline to apply for crowdfunding January 25 to February 23, 2018.
February 15, 2018 is the deadline to apply for crowdfunding April 1 to April 30, 2018.
https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/Contact Ryan Lawrence, Crowdfunding Manager, at ryanjl@berkeley.edu or 510-643- 2285Donations are transferred into a university account or student organization account through the LEAD Center following the crowdfunding period.
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Blum Center for Developing EconomiesBig Ideas GrantBig Ideas is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.” Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired innovative and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. By encouraging novel proposals and then supporting concrete next steps, Big Ideas is helping contest winners make an impact all over the world.All matriculated students across the 10-campus University of California system, as well as Makerere University in Uganda are eligible to submit an application to any category in the Big Ideas Contesthttp://bigideas.berkeley.edu/rules/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/categories-eligibility/Round 1 (Pre-Proposal): November 15, 2017
Round 2 (Full Proposal): March 7, 2018
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/about/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/team/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/rules/
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Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Student Services Fee (CACSSF)CACSSF Student Services Fee Discretionary FundThe committee regularly advises the Chancellor and senior administration on student services funding and fee issues. The committee supports students through multi-year planning, closer partnerships with administration and a coordinated process on student fees.All campus units that provide co-curricular student services and student groups (via ASUC and Graduate Assembly Executive Officers)These services and programs include, but are not limited to:
operating and capital expenses for services related to the physical and psychological health and well-being of students;
social, recreational, and cultural activities and programs;
services related to campus life and campus community;
technology expenses directly related to the services; and
career support.
no formal limit; total Discretionary Fund is $500,000; see May 2015 report for funded proposals here: http://sa.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/images/pdfs/AnnualCACSSFReport2015.pdfThe Fall 2017 Deadline has passed. TBD for Fall 2018.http://sa.berkeley.edu/committee-on-student-services-and-fees/funding-requests
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Fundraising as ASUC Sponsored group (ASUC is a 501c3 Non-Profit)Various donor or grant based outreachYour organization can request the ASUC's EIN number and a tax exempt status letter so that it can raise funds under the ASUC's tax-exempt umbrella. If a donor is requesting proof of nonprofit status or a Tax ID number in exchange for their donation, please fill out the Request for Use of the Non-Profit Tax ID Number. RSOs who wish to do larger fundraising campaigns and want to be able to accept online payments can sign up for an account with Give to Cal. To do this, you must make an appointment and discuss it with your LEAD Center Advisor.All ASUC sponsored RSOsIf you are conducting a fundraiser on campus, you must be certified to collect donations. You become certified by completing the Fundraising Certification Quiz. If you are collecting cash donations or entrance fees, please be sure to familiarize yourself with our Cash Handling Guidelines.Dependent on donation circumstanceRolling process - allow about 10 business dayshttps://lead.berkeley.edu/manage-your-organization/fund-your-org/LEAD Center Peer Leadership Consultants or LEAD Center Coordinator: lead@berkeley.edu | 510-642-5171
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LEAD Center (from New Student Services)Late Night ProgrammingThe goal of the late-night, alcohol-free programming fund is to reinforce a collaborative campus effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related problems during the evenings of Get your BEARings (formerly Welcome Week). This is accomplished through encouraging student initiated, alcohol-free programs, events, and activities targeted specifically at new students to the Cal community. These events are intended to build community by creating opportunities for connections between new and continuing students while offering options for students to participate in nighttime, alcohol-free events (9 pm – 1 am). All organizations registered with the Lead Center-Events that are open to the campus community (new student focused)
-Events that occur on-campus
-Occur between 9pm and 1am
-Occur during Get Your Bearings weeks (event date flexibility is preferred in order to prevent multiple funded events on the same night)
-No alcohol
Annual call for proposals shared through email
Complete application with budget
Complete post event packet including tracking event attendance
Jeff Woods: jeff.woods@berkeley.edu | 510-642-5171
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Public Service Center Community ProjectsStudent Initiated Community ProjectsAs a student organization, you can apply for funding and support from the Public Service Center to carrying out service
projects, provides access to specialized advising services and administrative resources, and
offers a grant to defer service project expenses.
All organizations registered with the Lead Center and sponsored by the ASUChttp://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/student-initiated-projectsGrants awarded to student organizations range from $200-$5,000 depending on the need and assets of the organization and community partnersTBD for Spring 2018http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/communityprojectsCassy Huang at cassy@berkeley.eduThe Advisory Committee will be supporting the selection process
and monetary allocation for the Student-Initiated Community Projects groups for the academic
year with the support of the Program Manager from the Public Service Center.
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Student Opportunity Fund Co-Curricular Opportunities (on-campus student events and publications)This fund provides monetary support to collaborative events/activities planned by and for Cal students. Programs should reflect a commitment to a cause or promote a sense of community at Cal. One of the objectives of this fund is to support programs that foster a greater sense of campus community that is conducive to free intellectual exchange; advance knowledge, such as visiting speakers, forums on topics of general interest; and support the initial creation of a student publication. Additionally, this fund is designed to encourage increased interaction outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to craft proposals that will provide opportunities for Cal students to gain valuable leadership experience and knowledge. All registered student organizations https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofDue to limited funds, the maximum amount for a Co-Curricular Opportunity is $2,500. The maximum amount for the Educational Opportunity is $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for groups of students.Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year but must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event/activity. https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofsof@lists.berkeley.eduInstructions shared directly with the student who has requested the funds.
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Student Opportunity Fund Educational Opportunities (off-campus domestic travel)This fund provides support for student access to educational experiences "beyond the classroom," such as to professional meetings, research conferences, and academic competitions. All registered student organizations https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofDue to limited funds, the maximum amount for a Co-Curricular Opportunity is $2,500. The maximum amount for the Educational Opportunity is $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for groups of students.Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year but must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event/activity. https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofsof@lists.berkeley.eduInstructions shared directly with the student who has requested the funds.
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Student Technology Fund Large ProjectIn the spring of 2014, the students of the University of California, Berkeley voted to approve the Student Technology Fee Referendum. This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for an amount over $5,000 for consideration. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwIDk1PLTNK0TWVaWVRVYl9UQjg/viewOver $5,000https://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlineshttp://techfund.berkeley.edu/techfund@berkeley.edu
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Student Technology FundFast Track Spring 2018 (Small Project)In the spring of 2014, the students of the University of California, Berkeley voted to approve the Student Technology Fee Referendum. This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for an amount under $5,000 for consideration. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwIDk1PLTNK0TWVaWVRVYl9UQjg/viewUnder $5,000https://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlineshttp://techfund.berkeley.edu/techfund@berkeley.edu
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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF): TGIF Grant (Spring)The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is UC Berkeley's Campus Green Fund. TGIF provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education & behavior change initiatives, student financial aid (via return to aid), and student internships.All students, staff, or faculty at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply to The Green Initiative Fund.http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/selection-processOver $2,000TGIF Early Abstract Submission Due: Monday, January 30, 2017 by 5pm
TGIF Final Abstract Submission or Early Abstract Resubmission Due: Monday, February 27, 2017 by 5pm
TGIF Grant Application Due (Invitees from the Abtract Stage): Monday, April 3, 2017 by 5pm
http://tgif.berkeley.edu/tgif_info@berkeley.edu
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Wellness FundWellness FundWellness, health, and recreation services are in dire need of improvement at UC Berkeley, which lacks new, innovative mind-body services that students want. The Wellness Initiative Fee aims to address the concerning rise of mental health complications on campus and provide new support for minority student groups (ie. students of color, LGBTQIA students, veterans, student parents, international students, students with disabilities, and other student populations face unique wellness challenges that require additional support not currently available to them).All campus organizations, departments and student organizations that aim to create a culture of health and wellness on campus. All proposals must be submitted by an undergraduate/graduate student, faculty, staff, or campus unit of UC Berkeley. If not primarily submitted by a student, all proposals must have at least one student sign as a cosponsor of the project.Proposals will be reviewed by the Wellness Fee Advisory Committee. wellnessfee@berkeley.edu may be contacted for additional information.Proposals that specifically address wellness needs of underserved student populations are eligible to receive funding from the $350,000 Diversity Wellness Fund.
Proposals that promote general wellness services are eligible to receive funding from the $950,000 New Wellness Services Fund.
The minimum amount for proposals is $5,000.
Important Dates for the next 2018-2019 funding cycle:
September 2018: Request for Proposals opens

October 2018: Proposals due

December 2018: Selection process completed & projects notified of status

Late January 2019: Funding begins for selected projects
http://wellnessfund.berkeley.edu/wellnessfee@berkeley.edu
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