Funding

Student Organizations do not receive guaranteed or automatic funding at Purdue University.  There are a variety of ways to gain funding for events, activites, travel, and equipment. If you would like to speak to someone in SAO please schedule a meeting via https://www.purdue.edu/boilerconnect/ .  If you would like for us to present to your student organization or council please complete the Workshop form link at the top of the page.   You can also find links to current Purdue grants and fundraising initiatives below.

Only the Purdue Student Government receives a direct subsidy from the University budget. Most student organizations are funded through membership dues and/or fund-raising activities.

SOGA - The Student Organization Grant Allocation Board distributes funds to student organizations recognized through the Student Activities & Organizations Office, supporting their activities, events, travel, and services. SOGA is a Student Resource initiative supported by Purdue Student Government.   SOGA provides allocated funding through a prioritization system, events most likely to be funded are those that are on campus, free, and open to the Purdue community, the last prioritization is equipment for the student organization. To learn more and submit an application please  apply here.  SOGA awards funding through four funding period over the course of an academic year. For questions please send email to soga@purdue.edu.

SFAB - The Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) convenes to allocate the money collected from your (undergraduate) Student Activity Fee during the Spring Semester of each year. This money is reserved for student-driven programs and initiatives that aim to better the campus experience for every undergraduate student. Any undergraduate student is eligible to apply for requests of $15,000 or more but must be connected to a business department via a student organization OR a university department.

The details of the FUNDING GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS and the APPLICATIONS are available online. Applications are due on Monday, February 1, 2019 at 11:55pm via BoilerLink. Any Undergraduate student can submit an application as long as the listed requirements are met. Past proposals that have been sponsored include TEDxPurdue, Concert Series, 3D Printer Lab resources, Hackathons, CARE Peer Education programs, Speakers, Cultural events, PU Comedy Expansion Initiative, Rock the Quad, Fall 2018 Influenza Vaccination Clinic, 3 Day Start Up Event, The Purdue Review and many more..

Purdue Graduate Student Government Grants – Grants available to graduate student organizations.  The grants are available through Purdue Graduate Student Government.  For more information, visit their website: https://www.purduegradstudents.com/grants

One Community Grant - a collaboration between the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and International Programs, this grant encourages student driven programs which promote inclusion. The promotion of programs which provide meaningful international and domestic student interaction is a primary purpose for this grant. To apply, fill out the application .  Any questions regarding the grant should be sent to Annette Watters at annette@purdue.edu or Florence Adibu at fadibu@purdue.edu.

Office of Engagement Grant - Facilitated by the Office of Engagement, this program provides grants to Purdue students or student organizations for service projects to the community. Grant amounts range from $100-$1500. Learn more and apply here.

Indiana Campus Compact Community Service Mini-Grants https://indianacampuscompact.org/service-engagement-grants

Applications are due at least 6 weeks prior to the start of your project.
Indiana Campus Compact offers a wide variety of grants to our partner campuses, including grants for student service projects and plunges, course development grants for faculty, and grants for faculty or staff to offset the costs of a campus community dialogue. See tabs below for more information.

Tips on Fundraising

Establish a purpose and a goal as an organization

Make sure you are asking the right people for money!

Common Fundraisers

    • Skip-A-Meals
    • Raising Dues
    • Selling food items

Purdue Crowdfunding: https://www.crowdfunding.purdue.edu

Purdue Giving: https://giving.purdue.edu

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