Note: UW Alumni Association funding has closed for the 2023-24 academic year, we are no longer accepting applications.

UWAA Fund for RSOs

University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Fund for Registered Student Organizations has been created to allocate money to support the events, programs, and activities of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). The Fund is intended to support the ability of RSOs to enrich campus culture, foster student empowerment, and enhance community impact. The funding is distributed through the Student Activities Office.

How much money is available?

The maximum funding available per academic year is $500 per RSO. The SAO funding limit is $500 per event, so multiple RSOs will not receive separate funding for the same event.

Who can apply?

Any Registered Student Organization currently registered with the Student Activities Office is eligible to apply. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How to Apply for Funding

  1. REVIEW: all funding details and policies below prior to applying.
  2. DOWNLOAD: the Event Planning Worksheet and all funding applications you would like to apply for below.
  3. COMPLETE: the Event Planning Worksheet and all funding application(s). Note: if you are applying for multiple funding sources for one event, only one Event Planning Worksheet is required.
  4. SAMPLE Event Budget Planning Worksheet
  5. SUBMIT: completed form(s) to NOTE: all forms must be typed and submitted via email by one of the five Group Administrators. Please let us know if you need assistance completing the forms.
  6. SCHEDULE: a meeting with your SAO Adviser to discuss details of your Event. Your application will be reviewed once you have met with your SAO Adviser.
  7. NOTIFICATION: The RSO will be notified via email when a decision has been made. Note: notifications may take ten (10) business days or longer following committee reviews. Please factor this timing into event planning when requesting funds.
  8. Event Budget Planning Worksheet
  9. Alumni Association Event Fund Application

Funding Requirements

  • Work with the assigned SAO Adviser to receive the allocation
  • Place logos for SAO Logo and Alumni Association on promotional materials (RSOs are also encouraged to acknowledge sponsors at events)
  • Provide SAO with copies of promotional materials
  • RSOs are encouraged to provide SAO with 3 photos from the funded activity
  • Funds shall be spent according to UW, state and SAO policies
  • All requests are subject to review and approval by the Student Activities Office

Applicants are encouraged to request funding for programs, virtual events and projects of all kinds; however, there are some limitations. UWAA is a 501c3 organization and cannot fund political activities or religious activities. In addition, funds cannot be used for:

  • Political candidates or ballot initiatives
  • Travel
  • Organization membership dues
  • Giveaways and prizes
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Donations to charities
  • Scholarships
  • Office supplies
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Items for resale
  • Goods and services provided by the HUB Resource Center

Policy Owner

Updated: January 16, 2024
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