Funding

Welcome to the Funding Branch.

The Funding Branch is here to offer our support to student programs, ideas, and development. If you’re interested in funding, please look over the information and resources below. Determine what your funding needs are, and review the policies for such. After reviewing the policies, you will have the chance to proceed to the actual funding applications.

Please contact the Treasurer (usgfunds@usc.edu) or one of the funding directors if you have questions. Student organizations and individuals who reach out with their funding questions and concerns are more successful in the funding process than those who do not.

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Funding Guidelines

Below is a funding guide that provides a glance at what the different boards can and cannot fund. Please keep in mind that this visual guide is not all inclusive in its details, so please click on each Fund’s name to read all the Funding policies as it applies to each fund. For more details, please refer to our USG Funding Branch Guidelines.

Sample Funding Presentation

Take a look at a sample PowerPoint presentation used for applying to a funding board below. A special thanks to the Trojan Knights for letting us upload their presentation as a sample.

Funding from previous years does not guarantee funding for this year.

ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL & RECREATION FUNDS

The purpose of the Academic Research Fund is to provide support for undergraduate students who conduct research projects, attend academic conferences, and pursue other research-oriented academic interests.

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS, CULTURAL, AND STARTUP FUNDS

The Performing & Visual Arts Fund is established to fund events programmed by recognized student organizations to celebrate, highlight, or foster a sense of community.

 

The Social & Recreation Fund provides funding for events programmed by recognized student organizations to celebrate, highlight, or foster a sense of community for the student group.

The Startup Fund provides funding for student organizations first registered with the Office of Campus Activities within the last two academic semesters (fall or spring) for the use of promotion and membership recruitment.

Meetings: TBD
Contact: Jonathan Carrera, usgacr@usc.edu

The Cultural Fund shall provide funding for events programmed by recognized student organizations to celebrate, highlight, or foster a sense of community for a cultural group.

 

Meetings: TBD
Contact: Colin Heath, usgpvacs@usc.edu

PHILANTHROPY FUND

The Philanthropy Fund provides funds for organizations to do hands-on community service and outreach.

Meetings: Thursday, 6-7 pm PST
Contact: Joy Wada, usgphil@usc.edu

PROFESSIONAL FUND

The purpose of the professional fund is to provide funding for events programmed by student-run, undergraduate organizations that host events that help educate and advance students’ future professional careers.

The professional fund is not accepting applications at this time. If you have any questions, please email usgprof@usc.edu.

Meetings: 5:30-6:30 pm PST
Contact: Victor Qiu, usgprof@usc.edu