Funding Sources for Your Organization/Programs


Finding the necessary money and resources for holding your event or program can often be as time consuming and difficult as the planning or implementation. The Student Organization Guidebook outlines funding policies and resources across campus including fundraising, donations, raffles and University support. 

Below are listed some 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, so please note the restrictions listed under the “Special Instructions” category for each source. Be sure to visit their webistes for more detailed information.

Address: 3101 Michigan Union
CSG Funding Website
Phone: (734)763-3241
Email: SOFC:; WCG:; General assistance:  
Availability: Year-round
Criteria: CSG has two types of funding: general student organization funding through the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC), and startup funding for new student organizations through Wolverine Consulting Group (WCG). CSG will generally not fund food/beverage, t-shirts, or capital goods unless they are integral to the event or service, and will not fund gifts, scholarships, or newspaper ads in any circumstance. 
Time Frame:  Rolling funding
Maximum:  Usual maximum is $10,000 per semester from all CSG sources. WCG awards widely vary based on startup costs. Average SOFC award is from $500-700 but varies based on funding application.
Payment Method:  For SOFC: Reimbursement; for WCG: transfer to SOAS account
Special Instructions:   For SOFC: must file a funding application. For WCG, email to get started.

Address:  1174 LSA Building
LSA Funding Website
Availability: Fall/Winter Semesters
Criteria:  Will never fund for-profit events, charitable donations, staff salaries, or illegal activities. Will typically not fund speaker salaries or transportation costs. See our website for more details.
Time Frame:  1-2 weeks
Maximum: $2,000.00 per event, $6,000 per cycle
Payment Method: Reimbursement
Special Instructions:  Must complete an LSA SG BAC Funding Application.

Contact: Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives (SAMI)
OAMI Funding Website
Address: 515 E. Jefferson, 3009 SAB 1360
Phone: (734)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. A 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.

Address: 1429 Hill Street
Phone: (734)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

Address: 2011 Student Activities Building, 515 E. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Arts at Michigan Funding Website
Phone: (734)764.6413
Availability: 5 cycles, deadlines in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, and Feb.
Criteria: All proposals must: Employ peer-to-peer leadership and expertise to promote undergraduate student learning through the arts; Instill a sense of the power of the arts to enhance understanding, build communities, and transform lives; and Create a significant impact on student life and learning at UM.  In addition, proposals should meet one or more of the following criteria: expose students to unfamiliar art forms and communities; utilize 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 availability. 
Payment Method: Transfer to SOAS account.
Special instructions: Grant funds cannot be used to pay for refreshments or transportation.

ArtsEngine Funding Website
ArtsEngine Student Org Support Website

Availability: Project grant applications reviewed every two weeks. Jumpstart and Bridge funding reviewed three times a year.
Criteria: The project grant funding is focused on supporting interdisciplinary endeavors or student organizations. Jumpstart and Bridge support or sponsorship is also focused on seeding interdisciplinary work at the student org level.

Timeframe: See availabilty. 
Payment Method: Transfer to SOAS account.
Special instructions: Applicant should be from SMTD, CoE, Stamps, Taubman, or UMSI.

Address: 1024 Hill St.
Ginsberg Funding Website
Phone: (734) 763-3548
Availability: Varies
Criteria: Recognized undergraduate and graduate student organizations planning community-based initiatives. Priority is given to those who have not received funding from Ginsberg in the last three years.
Time Frame: Usually 2- 3 weeks from the posted deadline
Maximum: Varies
Payment method: contact the Ginsberg Center
Special Instructions: Visit Ginsberg Center website for guidelines, or email

RSG Funding Website
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 online 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.

Address: 1443 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (2nd floor of Trotter Multicultural Center) 
MESA Funding Website
Phone: (734) 763-9044
Availability: Fall & 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: $1,500 per semester/ $3,000 per academic year  
Payment method: Different methods depending on covered cost (transfer, short code, card) 

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 online application (via MaizePages) 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. 

Address: 701 East University Room 1800
CWPS Funding Website
Phone: (734) 936-2777
Availability: Fall & Winter Semesters
Criteria:  Projects and events that cultivate dialogue about performance practices, performance theory, and relevant topics in the field of Performance Studies especially through the global perspective. 

Time Frame: 3-4 weeks. Applications must be submitted 6 weeks prior to event.
Maximum: $150-$500
Payment Method: Transfer


CEW+ Website

Address: 330 East Liberty
Phone: (734)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

ESG Funding Website
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 $500
Payment Method: Transfer 
Special Instructions: Please see website for application instructions


Spectrum Center Grant Opportunities
Address: Michigan Union Room 3200
Availability: Fall & Winter Semesters 
Criteria: Funding requests for initiatives may be made by student organizations. Initiatives funded will be those that will contribute to the experiences, awareness, and improvement of LGBTQ communities on campus.
Time Frame: 2 to 3 weeks 
Maximum: Typically around $200

Payment Method: Journal Entry Transfer 
Special Instructions: Please see website for application instructions



Spectrum Center Grant Opportunities
Address: Michigan Union Room 3200
Availability: Fall & Winter Semesters 
Criteria: Funding requests for initiatives may be made by any individual or student organization. The intent of this funding initiative is to create opportunities for University of Michigan students to transform policies and practices on campus, in the community, and on a national scale that positively impact LGBTQ communities. It is also an opportunity for applicants to invest in skills and knowledge that may contribute to their leadership development.
Time Frame: 3 weeks 
Maximum: Absolute limit of $3,000 per academic year, typically around $500
Payment Method: Transfer 
Special Instructions: Please see website for application instructions

Address: 1000 State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: Jenny Fordyce 734-645-6411 and Mike Koski 734-369-0173
Availability: Be able to work Michigan Home Football, basketball, ice hockey games.
Criteria: Must have between 8 and 18 people to work
Time Frame: Request at least a month in advance
Maximum: 9.5% of concessions sales
Payment Method: Check
Special Instructions:


International Center Grant Fund Website
Address: 1500 Student Activities Building, 515 E. Jefferson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Phone: 734.764.9310 Email:
Availability: Fall & Winter Semesters

Criteria: Grants are available to student organizations at the University of Michigan to host events or initiatives that celebrate and/or provide support to the international student population. Grants can be used to support events, initiatives, or to enhance pre-existing programming.
Time Frame: 2-3 weeks
Maximum: Grants will vary based on the submitted budget and the availability of funds, but requests should be a minimum of $400.
Payment Method: SOAS Transfer
Special Instructions:  Please see website for full instructions

Address: UHS (ground floor), 207 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-1320
Availability: Varies
Criteria: If your U-M student organization is engaged in activities to promote well-being among
students impacted by campus health disparities, Wolverine Wellness wants to help! Student
organizations must demonstrate programming is aimed at advancing the mission of Wolverine
Wellness: “All students deserve equitable access to wellness: societal, cultural, historical, and
environmental factors fundamentally impact health. We are committed to building a culture of
well-being that is accessible to all.” Please read and review our guidelines prior to submitting
your application. Please visit the Wolverine Wellness website to learn more and submit an
Time Frame: At least 3 weeks prior to event
Maximum: Student organizations can request up to $500 per academic year
Payment Method: SOAS transfer
Special Instructions: Please see website to submit a request form

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.

Other funding opportunities:

Bake sales: Registered groups may hold bake sales in Haven Hall, but must apply for space, visit this page.

Bucket Drives: Groups may hold bucket drives on the Diag to raise money for charitable causes.  CCI coordinates the use of the space and issues permits but does not provide buckets.  To hold a bucket drive, you must also schedule either an info table or large event.  There is no cost to reserve an info table space on the Diag, but large events require event insurance (at a cost).  For more information and to submit a request, visit this page.

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.