Wells Fargo Fund for RSO Events

The Wells Fargo 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.

Available Funds

Registered Student Organizations are eligible to receive:

  • $500 per RSO per academic year

Funding Eligibility

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 saofunds@uw.edu. Note: all forms must be typed and submitted via email. 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. SAO_WellsFargoFundApplication

Funding Requirements

  • Funding will be granted to cover only virtual events until further notice
  • Work with the assigned SAO Adviser to receive the funding allocation
  • Place the SAO Logo and Wells Fargo Logos on promotional materials (RSOs are also encouraged to acknowledge sponsors at events)
  • Provide SAO with 3 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
  • Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • All requests are subject to review and approval by the Student Activities Office

Funding Restrictions

Applicants are encouraged to request funding for programs, on-campus events, and projects of all kinds. However, 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

Updated: September 16, 2020
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