Alternative Sources for Funding

Funding through the Office of Student Life

The UCSB After Dark Late Nite Social Programming Fund program allocates funds for student-initiated, alcohol-free social events and activities which promote safe and responsible social interaction and behavior on and around the UCSB campus.

Community Grants provide additional funding for student-initiated activities that promote cross-cultural exploration and dialogue.

Student-Initiated Outreach Program allocates funds to facilitate outreach projects designed to increase the eligibility and college attendance rates of underrepresented, low-income, and other specifically identified disadvantaged populations.

Funding through Associated Students

A.S. Student Commission on Racial Equality allocates money for funding requests that fall under their mission statement of Racial Equality and work with the group to give a workshop at their conferences. In order to receive funding from SCORE, send an email to, have “funding request” in the subject of the email* in order to be added to our executive board meeting agenda. Once you have received a response, please attend our exec meeting which are every Wednesday at 8:00PM in the ONDAS Center to give a funding presentation. *It is highly encouraged to attend our general body meetings Wednesdays at 7:00PM in the ONDAS Center right before our exec meeting*. After you give your presentation we will vote as a board and you will receive a response within 24-48 hours on whether or not you have been approved, denied, or tabled.

A.S. Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention If you are a UCSB club/organization that needs funding, AS SIRRC can provide you a maximum of $350 per school year.

Community Affairs Board (CAB) is an AS Board that provides funding for student activities and initiatives that positively contribute to the community. Check out their website for the full funding guidelines and procedures.

The Coastal Fund is funded by the students at the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of the coastal habitats at the University. Funding proposals must advance the CF Mission Statement, have relevance to the student community and benefit the UCSB shoreline to be eligible.

The Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC) funds on-campus and off-campus groups that work to improve the community. IVCRC is a committee filled with active and passionate students who wish to bring the Isla Vista Community as a whole together.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that enhance our campus’ environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. TGIF supports projects that provide renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, educate the campus about environmental impacts, and facilitate strategic research to improve the campus’ operational sustainability.

Other Sources of Funding

UCSB First, a student-run committee supported by the Office of Development, is hosting our 8th annual Philanthropy Awards Dinner. Each year, we as a philanthropic organization at UC Santa Barbara acknowledge and celebrate several organizations who demonstrate a passion for giving back within our community. We do this by presenting exemplary student organizations who commit themselves to philanthropic endeavors with financial grants. Just last year, we distributed $7,000 to five well-deserving student organizations! 
If chosen, your student organization will receive a financial grant that will be given to them at our Philanthropy Awards Dinner held on February 27th at 6:00 pm. Any interested student organizations that want to apply must 1) be registered with OSL and 2) demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy and giving back to the community. The application to apply for financial grants is not yet finalized but as soon as it is, we will be sure to share it. You can also email for an application request. 
The Graduate Students Association has limited funding available to support graduate student initiated events and conferences. Co-sponsorship awards are available in an amount up to $300 per student organization per quarter, with a maximum of $600 awarded per academic year per student organization.
The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is UCSB’s student government for the residence halls. RHA provides funding for events that take place in and around the halls, and/or directly benefits residents of the halls.