OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Funding Resources

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Funding Resources

Student organization funding may come from many different sources.  Some organizations institute dues or participation fees, host fundraisers or solicit funding from many places including those listed below.  Student organization fundraising activities being held on campus must be reported through the student organization database.  The Student Events & Activities Center can provide ideas for successful fundraisers.


Educational Activities Committee
EdAct is a unique budgeting board which allocates funds received from Student Incidental Fees to assist recognized student organizations that have the drive to enhance the University community. Do you want to present an event, launch a new program, help bring a speaker to campus or organize a retreat? If so, we want to support your initiative. Review funding guidlines and submit an application.
 
Student Foundation
Student organizations can apply for funding from the Student Foundation. The foundation will consider funding events, equipment purchases, travel, and more. To apply, pick-up an application in the Student Events & Activities Center, MU 103. You can also email student_foundation@oregonstate.edu or find visit the Student Foundation Website.
 
Departments
If your club or organization is sponsored by a campus department, you may be able to request financial assistance. Some of the key components to a request include showing how the department and students within the department would benefit.
 
Community Businesses or Organizations
You may want to consider requesting funds from a community business or organization (some examples include grocery stores, CH2MHill, banks, HP, new businesses, restaurants). Sponsorship requests to companies or corporations should be made in writing with a professional quality letter or proposal. Include the purpose of the request, the history of the program, type of recognition offered to donors, and instructions on how to make the gift. It is important to follow-up with an in-person visit.
 
National Organization
Some student organizations may find national organizations or grants will support their activities. Use your advisor and other professional resources to help locate these opportunities.