Campus Involvement

There are a variety of offices and departments on campus that are willing to help fund student organization-sponsored events.  All student organizations must be officially recognized to receive funding from most of the sources listed below.  Keep in mind that funding requests should be concise, accurate and easy to understand.  Also remember that U of M funding committees look favorably on organizations that use various fundraising ideas and sources. 

Below are listed some for the offices and departments that regularly fund student organization events.  Many of these sources are specific about what types of events and organizations they will fund; please note the restrictions listed under the “Special Instructions” category for each source.

CENTRAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT (CSG)
Address: 3909 Michigan Union
Website: https://csg.umich.edu/funding
Phone: 763-3241
Availability:  All Year, with breaks for finals, and semester ends
Criteria:  The Student Organization Funding Commission (SOFC) will generally not fund food/beverage, t-shirts, or capital goods. SOFC will not fund gifts, scholarships, or newspaper ads. 
Time Frame:  Rolling funding; Fall/Winter
Maximum:  No limit, average about $300
Payment Method:  Reimbursement
Special Instructions:  Must file a CSG SOFC funding application.

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AND MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES (OAMI)
Contact: Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives (SAMI)
Website: http://www.oami.umich.edu/programs/sami.html
Address: 515 E. Jefferson, 3009 SAB 1360
Phone: 936-1055
Availability: all year
Criteria:  Priority will be given to proposals of merit that assist in the creation of an academic multicultural environment, particularly innovative programs and collaborative efforts between student organizations across cultural backgrounds. low funding priority will be placed on proposals where food costs comprise a substantial portion of the budget.
Time Frame: 2 to 3 weeks
Maximum: varies
Payment Method: Transfer, but a report including receipts must be filed with OAMI after each event
Special Instructions: Applications must be submitted on the SAMI website. Please visit website for detailed criteria, deadlines and application instructions.

HILLEL
Address: 1429 Hill Street
Phone: 769-0500
Availability: all year
Criteria: Usually fund Hillel affiliated groups, may co-sponsor events with other organizations
Time Frame: All year
Maximum: No limit
Payment Method: Both reimbursement and transfer
Special Instructions: Non-Hillel affiliated groups should contact Hillel before applying

ARTS AT MICHIGAN
Address: 1220 South University Avenue, Suite 208, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2585
Website: http://www3.arts.umich.edu/funding/students/
Phone: 734.764.6413
Availability: All year
Criteria: All proposals must: Employ peer-to-peer leadership and expertise to promote student learning through the arts and instill a sense of the power of the arts to enhance understanding, build communities, and transform lives.  In addition, proposals should meet one or more of the following criteria: expose students to unfamiliar art forms and communities; create a significant impact on student life and learning at UM; employ the arts as means of addressing challenging topics; increase understanding of or proficiency in the arts; and involve diverse communities for cultural exchange
Timeframe: see website
Payment Method: Transfer to SOAS account.
Special instructions: Grant funds cannot be used to pay for refreshments

LSA STUDENT GOVERNMENT (LSA-SG)
Contact: lsasgbudgetallocations@gmail.com
Address:  G 325 Mason
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsasg/budgetallocations
Availability: Fall/Winter Semesters
Criteria:  See application for restrictions
Time Frame:  2 to 3 weeks
Maximum: $2000.00
Payment Method: Reimbursement
Special Instructions:  Usually only fund events related to the college of LS&A. There are four opportunities for funding per semester. 

RACKHAM STUDENT GOVERNMENT (RSG)
Contact: rsg@umich.edu
Website: http://rsg.umich.edu/content/funding
Address: 102 Rackham
Availability: All Year
Criteria: RSG Funding is expressly intended for the support of graduate student organizations and initiatives and therefore only organizations with a significant graduate student membership are eligible to apply for funding through RSG.  RSG will not fund food, alcohol, parties, club sports, and excessive honoraria: prefers to fund academic or cultural graduate student related events.
Time frame: 3 to 4 weeks
Maximum: No limit
How Paid: Transfer or check
Special Instructions: Must file an on-line RSG funding request form, and must present request at an RSG meeting funding requests are heard by the RSG at the last meeting of every month.

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND AWARENESS CENTERS (SAPAC)
Address:  715 North University, Suite 202
Phone: 998-9368
Availability: All year
Criteria: Will only fund events that somehow connect with sexual assault awareness and / or prevention
Time Frame: 2 to 4 weeks
Maximum: dependent on event
How Paid: reimbursement
Special Instructions:  Submit a proposal with a cover letter and budget.  Only groups involved directly with sexual assault or dating / domestic violence awareness and prevention should apply.

CENTER FOR THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN (CEW)
Address: 330 East Liberty
Phone: 764-6005
Availability: All Year
Criteria: Will occasionally fund groups and activities designed to increase the understanding of women’s issues
Time Frame: about 2 weeks
Maximum: $25 – $150
Payment Method: Transfer
Special Instructions: Submit a project description and budget in writing if possible

OFFICE OF MULTI-ETHNIC STUDENT AFFAIRS (MESA)

Contact: mesa.uofm@umich.edu 

Address: 530 S. State Street, 2202 Michigan Union 
Website: http://www.mesa.umich.edu/funding-opportunities
Phone: 763-9044

AvailabilityFall & Winter semesters 
Criteria: Student organizations seeking to further the mission of MESA will be considered. MESA promotes student development and empowers the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity.  

Please read and review our guidelines prior to submitting your application. Please visit the MESA office website to learn more and obtain an application.

Time frame: At least 10 days in advance of program/event date 
Maximum: $500 per semester/$1000 per academic year 
Payment method: Depends on specific expenditures for each event or program 
Special Instructions: MESA's funding process is an interactive process designed to help your organization be intentional and successful in your programming efforts. Submitting an application is only one step in the process; a representative from your organization will be required to meet with MESA staff before and after your program. Please refer to this chart to learn more about our process. 

IFE SCIENCES & SOCIETY PROGRAM (LSVSP)
Address: 611 Church St. Room 232
Website: www.lss.sph.umich.edu
Phone: 647-4571
Availability: Call ahead for availability of funds
Criteria: Preference will be given for requests that meet the following criteria: Focus on social impact of advances in the life sciences; Address multidisciplinary topics; Bring together multidisciplinary audiences; Provide cost-sharing from other sources; Open to and publicized to the entire UM community
Maximum: $1000
Special Instructions: Awardees will be asked to complete a one-page evaluation within one week of completing the activity.

ENGINEERING STUDENT GOVERNMENT (ESG)
Contact: esg.treasurer@umich.edu
Website: http://esg.engin.umich.edu/funding.html
Address: 1226  EECS 
Availability:
Fall & Winter Semesters 
Criteria: Funding requests for initiatives may be made by any individual, organization, or group. Initiatives funded will be those that will benefit the engineering student community. Funding guidelines can be found within Appendix B of the ESG Bylaws (see website above).
Time Frame: 2 to 3 weeks 
Maximum: Absolute limit of $5,000 per semester, typical around $300
Payment Method: Transfer 
Special Instructions: Please see website for application instructions

GINSBERG CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEARNING
Address: 1024 Hill St.
Website: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/serve/grants
Phone: 734.647.7402
Availability: 3 rounds per year
Criteria: Undergraduate and graduate student organizations registered with CSG. Priority given to those who have not received funding from Ginsberg in the last three years.
Time Frame: 2- 3 weeks
Maximum: $1000
Payment method: contact Ginsberg
Special Instructions: Visit Ginsberg Center website for guidelines.

RESIDENCE HALLS ASSOCIATION (RHA)
Address: G103 South Quadrangle 600 E. Madison
Website: http://rha.umich.edu/funding.html
Phone: 763-3497
Availability: Fall / Winter semesters
Criteria: Organizations requesting funds must be registered with CSG and SOAS, a Hall Council, a Multi-cultural Council, or a standing residence hall staff-sponsored committee. Organizations must be debt-free with the university.
Time Frame: 2 to 3 weeks
Maximum: No limit
Payment Method: Transfer
Special Instructions:  RHA only allocates $500 each year for non-housing activities.  A representative of the organization must present proposal at a scheduled RHA meeting. Please see the Allocation Request Guidelines for more details.  Requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Consider approaching offices and/or departments not listed on this document. Though all offices may not regularly offer financial support, they may be interested in supporting your specific event one time only.

CENTRAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT (CSG)
Bake sales: Registered groups may hold bake sales in Angell Hall, but must apply through CSG at 3909 Michigan Union 763-3241, https://www.msa.umich.edu/student-resources/angell-hall-tables

CENTER FOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
Bucket Drives: Groups may hold bucket drives on the Diag to raise money for charitable causes.  The Center does not provide buckets.  Contact the Center for Diag permits at 763-5900

COLLEGE GOVERNMENTS OR DEPARTMENT
College Governments: Often individual college governments will fund activities directly related to their college.
University Departments: Departments may contribute to an event or activity that is directly related to its field of study. Contact individual departments for more information.