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Additional Resources for Student Funding

Below is a list of University-affiliated organizations that provide funding for student initiatives. Each office has different criteria for funding and limitations on funding provided. Please carefully read the websites, funding criteria and requirements, and timelines or deadlines as you consider applying for funding.

Student Council

Only registered student CIOs may apply for funding.

College Council

College Council has separate grants for CIOs, faculty-student interaction opportunities, student research, and events hosted by Resident Advisors.

Cultural Programming Board

Student organizations may apply. Holds hearings for grant requests and applications must be received two weeks prior to event. Maximum award is $1,000 per event.

Public Service Programming Board

Individual students or student organizations may apply.

University Programs Council

CIOs can apply to request co-sponsorship. Events must be open to all students.

Office of the VP & Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity

Contact Debbie White. Student organizations must first apply for VPSA student funding. In order to be considered, the program or event must be related to their office mission.

Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts

Contact Emma Terry. In order to be considered, the program must be related to the arts.

The Committee on Sustainability: Community Engagement Subcommittee

Grants awarded to CIOs for programs, projects, or events ideally at the intersection of equity and sustainability, or significantly related to either. This includes physical projects, service projects in the community, lectures or panel discussions, film screening, or anything else that is related to the Committee’s mission. Contact Nina Morris to apply.

Office of the Dean of Students

Contact Dean Caruccio.

UVA Parents Fund

Any UVA student, organization, or individual that supports UVA undergraduate students may apply.

Student groups and departments that need funding for projects and events occurring before November may apply for an off-cycle grant by completing an application and budget below, and emailing both to Bo Greenwood at by early September. Please allow at least 2 weeks’ time for decisions to be made about off-cycle grant requests.

UVA IDEA Fund Mini-Grants

Grants awarded for student-led, innovative projects. Maximum of $500 per grant.

Student Initiative Fund

Any undergraduate or graduate student member of a University-affiliated organization is eligible to apply, so long as the project/event to be funded is targeted to students. There are fall and spring application rounds in early September and early February.

Jefferson Trust

Grants awarded to administration, faculty, and student-led projects. Proposals should be innovative and seek to have high impact on the University community. Annual cycle applications are open April through October 1, with awards announced the following February. Flash Funding cycle applications are open on a monthly basis in the spring semester. Awards are announced on the 15th of the following month.


  • Work concessions at an athletic game: Contact Aramark or 434-243-4370
  • Stadium clean-up: Contact Michael Stroud
  • Host a food night
  • Seek donations from parents or alumni
  • Ask other CIOs what they do to raise money