Local Business Support
Before you solicit support from area businesses or alumni contact Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Arminda Lathrop, Waller 4th Floor, or call 503-370-6606 for assistance. She will help in selecting the businesses that best match the organization’s goals, and also will not interfere with other University fundraising efforts.
Lilly Outreach Grants
- Up to $300 annually for service projects in the Salem community and beyond.
- Any student, resident, residence hall, Greek chapter or club may initiate a project.
- Available for both new projects and already established projects.
- Two reflection activities required.
- Please see the Lilly Project for more details.
Community Life Fund
- Supports student programs and initiatives that contribute positively to the campus community.
- Priority is given proposals that seek to strengthen student affiliation to the University, promote leadership development, and/or provide students with fun, educational co-curricular opportunities.
- To apply, submit a 250-500 word proposal to the Office of Campus Life indicating goals for the program, initiative, or event, important dates, and key stakeholder groups. A second page should include the budget for the request, including other funding sources and outstanding funding requests.
- Grant proposals should not request more than $750.
Robert E. Hawkinson Student Initiative Fund
- Supports individual student and student group initiatives.
- Promotes and rewards student creativity and innovation. Similar to a “venture capital fund,” priority is given to proposals that require one-time, start-up financial support, and that seek to enhance the campus community through new, creative programs and/or innovative solutions to existing challenges.
- To apply, submit a 250-500 word proposal to the Office of Campus Life indicating goals for the program, initiative, or event, important dates, and key stakeholder groups. A second page should include the budget for the request, including other funding sources and outstanding funding requests. Grant proposals should not request more than $750.
- Contact David Douglass, Dean of Campus Life, or call 503-370-4112.
- To develop class bonds and unity
- Funds from the Student Body Fee ($7 per student/per semester)
- Decisions made by Class Councils (which are open to all students)
- Submit requests to class council list-serves <classcouncil20XX>. Be sure to indicate how the money will be used to promote class unity!
- To develop hall unity
- Funds from the Residence Hall Activity Fee ($10 per student/per hall)
- Decisions made by the Hall Councils
- Submit requests to the Area Coordinators and/or Hall Councils via email at Housing and Community Life.
Student Organization Collaboration (SOC) Fund
- Designed to support and encourage intergroup collaborative programming efforts
- Projects must include two or more distinctly different campus organizations
- Organizations may differ in such things as the make-up of their membership, issues discussed, goals, purpose, or type of club (Academic, Multicultural, Athletic, etc) to name a few examples
- Preference will be given to registered student organizations, but participation is not limited to such groups
- All groups need to have a recognized advisor
- For more information, visit the Council on Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) website.
- Promotes projects that add visibility to sustainability efforts and build rituals and celebrations around the core values of sustainability: Equity, Environment, Economics, and Education
- Grants will provide funding up to $500
- Grant money can be used for supplies, materials, advertising, or speaker honoraria/travel expenses. It may not be used for personal stipends
- All Willamette University community members are eligible to apply
- Projects may be individual or collaborative
- Applicant(s) will demonstrate the ability necessary to carry out and complete the project
- The project will be well-planned and likely to be completed by the end of the semester following the awarding of the grant
- The project will lead to a definable product, which might include (but is not limited to) a public presentation, document, physical representation, or gathering
- This product will be displayed and presented to the Willamette Community
- The project will model the core values of sustainability at Willamette: Equity, Environment, Economics and Education
- Applications are accepted twice per academic year electronically
For more information visit the Sustainability website.