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40 Acres Funding

Hello, registered student organizations! We are pleased to introduce 40 Acres Funding, an initiative to showcase and advertise funding opportunities for registered student organizations in one central location. We also encourage you to stay tuned, as our website will be continuously updated with new opportunities and information. Please take a moment to review the descriptions listed by each entity below to see if your organization may be eligible to apply for funding. Best of luck with your events, projects, and initiatives.

Click on one of the categories below to see the listings.

 

Open to ALL Registered Student Organizations

The Excel file below lists items that are and are not funded by individual entities.
Funding Restrictions (xlsx)

Campus Events + Entertainment Events CoSponsorship Board (ECB)

The Events CoSponsorship Board (ECB) provides funding for Registered Student Organizations at The University of Texas at Austin. ECB provides financial and logistical support for student organizations as they produce quality events. Each week, organizations present their program idea to ECB and their need for the Board's support. Because of a limited budget, ECB must decide by deliberation which groups will receive ECB CoSponsorship.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Please sign in to HornsLink prior to accessing the ECB funding application
Significant Dates:
Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Funding Provided For:
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks),
  • Equipment (cooler, speakers, propane, helium, etc.) (equipment must be returned)
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact ecb@universityunions.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

Communication Council

Each semester, Communication Council allocates funds approved by the Dean for use by Registered Student Organizations primarily comprised of undergraduate students. There are two stipulations to be considered for funding: 1) completed application and 2) funding presentation video filmed and submitted (see below for more details).

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Applications open in early October.
  • Funding is distributed once per semester.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks),
  • Food/Perishable Items/ Drinks
Contact for further inquiries:
Undergraduate Registered Student Organizations can contact utcommcouncilfd@gmail.com for further inquiries.

Division of Campus and Community Engagement

The Office of the Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement offers Co-Sponsorship funding to Registered Student Organizations to support student-run events and endeavors in the university community.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Link on Student Org Co-Sponsorship page.
Significant Dates:
  • Applications will open January 2 and close January 19, 2024.
Funding Provided For:
  • T-shirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks),
  • Parking Permits,
  • Equipment (cooler, speakers, propane, helium, etc.)
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can email questions to DCCE Student Co-Sponsorship.

Fine Arts Council

The Fine Arts Council offers funding opportunities to Registered Student Organizations, as well as COFA students and their student initiatives. Once an application is submitted, the council will contact applicants and set up a presentation date.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Prospective applicants can email utfineartscouncil@gmail.com to request an application form.
Significant Dates:
Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Funding Provided For:
The Fine Arts Council evaluates funding requests on a case-by-case basis.
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can contact cofastudentaffairs@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

Graduate Student Assembly

Graduate Student Assembly allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations, primarily made up of graduate and professional students, to support events and initiatives on campus that cater to graduate and professional students.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Application opens: Monday, January 22, 2024
Application closes: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks)
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can contact Veronica Cantu for further inquiries at veronicanc@austin.utexas.edu.

Senate of College Councils

Senate of College Councils allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations for academic-based events and initiatives on campus.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Application opens: January 16, 2024
Application closes: Wednesday, January 24 at 5 p.m.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks)
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can contact Veronica Cantu for further inquiries at veronicanc@austin.utexas.edu.

Student Government Appropriations

Student Government allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations to help support events and initiatives that improve the student experience, and/or contribute to campus communities.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Application opens: Monday, January 16, 2024
Application closes: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks)
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can contact Veronica Cantu for further inquiries at veronicanc@austin.utexas.edu.

Student Government Fertita Fund

Student Government Fertita Fund allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations for programs or projects that promote student involvement and creates an awareness of the impact made by national, state, and local politics on their life as a student.

Website Link:

Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Application opens: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Application closes: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Promotional Items (pin/ChapStick, sunglasses, etc.),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks)
Contact for further inquiries:
Registered Student Organizations can contact Veronica Cantu for further inquiries at veronicanc@austin.utexas.edu.

The Green Fund General Allocations

The Green Fund, formerly Green Fee, is a competitive grant program funded by UT Austin tuition fees to support sustainability-related projects and initiatives proposed by any enrolled UT Austin students, registered or sponsored student organization, faculty, or staff. Funds are awarded each May through an annual grant competition.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • The funding cycle opens in December with a deadline in February.
  • Funding will be distributed in June/July.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks),
  • Food/Perishable Items/ Drinks,
  • Off Campus Rentals (rentals from an off-campus vendor; ballroom space at a hotel,tents, etc.),
  • Conference and Admission Fees,
  • Parking Permits,
  • Rec Sports Personnel (referees, massage therapists),
  • FB Ads, Snapchat Filters, Zoom,
  • Equipment (cooler, speakers, propane, helium, etc.),
  • Professional Fees and Contract Payments (photographers, videographers, speaker fees)
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact greenfund@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

The Green Fund Mini-Grant

The Green Fund, formerly Green Fee, is a competitive grant program funded by UT Austin tuition fees to support sustainability-related projects and initiatives proposed by university students, registered student organizations, faculty, or staff. Only a limited number of mini-grants (up to $1,000) are awarded on a year-round rolling basis. Mini-grant funds must be managed by a staff or faculty member.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Funding Provided For:
  • Tshirts,
  • Printed Materials (poster, fliers, banners, programs, stickers),
  • Office Supplies (pen, paper, folders, binders, markers, etc.),
  • Supplies (decorations, paper and plastic goods, such as plates, forks),
  • Food/Perishable Items/ Drinks,
  • Off Campus Rentals (rentals from an off-campus vendor; ballroom space at a hotel,tents, etc.),
  • Conference and Admission Fees,
  • Parking Permits,
  • Rec Sports Personnel (referees, massage therapists),
  • FB Ads, Snapchat Filters, Zoom, Equipment (cooler, speakers, propane, helium, etc.),
  • Professional Fees and Contract Payments (photographers, videographers, speaker fees)
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact greenfund@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

Texas Exes Student Org Banner Competition

The annual Texas Fight Rally and Parade is held Wed before the TX-OU game. Participate in the Texas Fight Rally Banner Competition and your registered student organization can win up to $1,000 for its preferred nonprofit organization.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Banner competition is held the Wednesday before the TX-OU game.
Contact for further inquiries:
Fight Rally/Banner questions can be sent to alyssa.sanchez@texasexes.org.

College of Liberal Arts Emergency Project Fund

The Emergency Project Fund is a one-time allocation to support projects or events. Registered Student Organizations, with a preference to COLA organizations, can contact Elizabeth Clayton with a funding proposal and event details.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Prospective applicants can contact liz.clayton@austin.utexas.edu
Significant Dates:
Funding is available during the academic school year.
Funding Provided For:
The College of Liberal Arts evaluates funding requests on a case-by-case basis.
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact Elizabeth Clayton for further inquiries at liz.clayton@austin.utexas.edu.

College of Liberal Arts General Fund

Student Organization Funding Requests create an opportunity for Registered Student Organizations, with a preference to COLA organizations, to receive financial support from the College of Liberal Arts for key events or programs. Requests should be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the event.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Students can contact liz.clayton@austin.utexas.edu
Significant Dates:
  • Requests should be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the event.
  • Funds are distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Funding Provided For:
The College of Liberal Arts evaluates funding requests on a case-by-case basis.
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact Elizabeth Clayton for further inquiries at liz.clayton@austin.utexas.edu.
 

Fundraising Opportunities

Registered student organizations must have access to a UT-30 account in order to fundraise through the following platforms.

40 for Forty

40 Hours for the Forty Acres is The University of Texas at Austin's annual day of giving. For 40 hours, UT alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends come together to support the people, places, and pursuits that mean the most to them, amplifying their impact through the power of Longhorn Nation. Any college, school, department, program, non-sponsored or non-affiliated organizations, and individuals can participate as long as they fundraise for, or on behalf of, a UT research, service, or education initiative with a UT account to fundraise into.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
April 10-11, 2024
Contact for further inquiries:
40forForty@utexas.edu, and they can also visit our 40 for Forty resources page for links and important information about the campaign.

HornRaiser

HornRaiser is The University of Texas at Austin's official crowdfunding platform. Students, faculty and staff can use HornRaiser as a tool to raise money for everything from research projects and class trips to uniforms, competitions and scholarships. You must have a UT departmental affiliation and/or advisor and access to a UT 30-account that can accept contributions.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Rolling Applications are due the first Monday of the month by noon.
  • Spring 2024 Round ONE Applications are due November 3 at noon.
  • Spring 2024 Round TWO Applications are due January 26 at noon.
  • Fall 2024 Round ONE Applications are due July 19 at noon.
  • Fall 2024 Round TWO Applications are due September 13 at noon.
Contact for further inquiries:
Students can contact us at hornraiser@utexas.edu for further information or visit our HornRaiser About page where you will be able to find future round dates and FAQs.
 

Restricted to College-Sponsored Organizations

The following colleges/entities will only allocate to their respective college-sponsored organizations. For more information, please refer to the corresponding website or listed contact.

College of Natural Sciences Dean's Office Student Resource Request

CNS Dean's Office Student Resource Requests are allocated to only CNS-Sponsored Student Organizations for amounts up to $1,500 where there is a one-time need and students can clearly articulate a benefit to the college or to equity goals that benefit more than one individual.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Fall applications are due on September 15th.
  • College of Natural Science students may request resources from the CNS Dean's Office for one-time needs.
  • Requests will be considered by the CNS Leadership Team on a semester basis.
Contact for further inquiries:
CNS-Sponsored Student Organizations can contact cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

College of Natural Sciences Event Funding

If your CNS-Sponsored Student Organization is hosting an event that requires funding, please complete the application form at least 2 weeks in advance and we will evaluate it on a case-by-case basis. Please email cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu as soon as you submit your funding request. You will hear from our office within 4 business days of your email.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Please complete applications at least 2 weeks prior to the event that needs funding.
  • Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Contact for further inquiries:
CNS-Sponsored Student Organizations can contact cnsstudentlife@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

College of Pharmacy

For Dean's Allocations funding, only College of Pharmacy-Sponsored Student Organizations may propose a budget during the Summer for the academic year to present for approval.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Budget proposals are due in the summer prior to the academic year.
  • Funds are distributed annually in the Fall.
Contact for further inquiries:
College of Pharmacy-Sponsored Student Organizations can contact phr.studentaffairs@austin.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

Dell Medical School

For Dell Medical School Student Organization event funding, only Dell Medical Affiliated Student Organizations, including both undergraduate and graduate organizations, can submit event funding and details at least two weeks in advance prior to the event.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Must contact at least two weeks in advance before the event.
  • Funding is distributed on an event-by-event basis throughout the academic year and Summer.
Contact for further inquiries:
Dell Medical Community Student Organizations can contact Casey Ritter for further inquiries at casey.ritter@austin.utexas.edu.

Graduate Public Affairs Council

The Graduate Public Affairs Council will allocate to only Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Organizations. For more information, please refer to the corresponding website or listed contact.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Applications open at the beginning of Summer.
  • Budget proposal is due two weeks before school starts in the Fall.
  • Funding is distributed once per academic year.
Contact for further inquiries:
LBJ Graduate Student Organizations can contact Jose Silva for further inquiries at jose_silva@utexas.edu.

Jackson School of Geosciences

For Dean's Allocations funding, only Jackson School of Geosciences-Affiliated Student Organizations must propose a budget before the academic year to present it for approval.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
  • Budget proposals are due in late Summer prior to the academic year.
  • Funding is distributed annually in the Fall.
Contact for further inquiries:
Jackson School of Geosciences-Affiliated Student Organizations can contact mia.spanyers@jsg.utexas.edu for further inquiries.

School of Architecture

For Dean's Allocation funding, only School of Architecture-Affiliated Student Organizations must propose an outline of the funding request to present to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for approval.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Funding is distributed throughout the academic year and Summer.
Contact for further inquiries:
School of Architecture-Affiliated Student Organizations can contact charltonlewis@austin.utexas.edu further inquiries.

School of Information

Allocated funding is available to only School of Information-Sponsored Undergraduate and Graduate Student Organizations to support their events and initiatives. Applications need to be completed two weeks in advance of their needed funding date.

Website Link:
Check back in August
Application Link / Contact Email:
Check back in August
Significant Dates:
  • Applications need to be completed two weeks in advance of the needed funding date.
  • Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Contact for further inquiries:

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing allocates funding to only School of Nursing-Sponsored Student Organizations to support their events and initiatives.

Website Link:
Application Link / Contact Email:
Significant Dates:
Funding is distributed on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall, throughout the academic year.
Contact for further inquiries:
School of Nursing-Sponsored Student Organizations can contact Yaritza Ruiz for further inquiries at yruiz@nursing.utexas.edu.

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