Funding Sources From the University

Yale recognizes that organizations under the leadership of undergraduates can and do enhance a student’s education by providing additional opportunities beyond the curriculum for personal development and growth. Furthermore, the University and the community benefit from the variety of services and activities provided by undergraduate organizations.

Below are some (but not all!) of the College funding sources available to registered student organizations throughout the academic year.

The Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee (UOFC)

The UOFC falls under the Yale College Council (YCC) and distributes funds to registered undergraduate organizations five times per academic year; two rounds in the Fall and three rounds in the Spring. Below are the Fall dates when applications can be submitted:

Round 1 - Sept. 18 to Sept. 29

Round 2 - Oct. 23 to Nov. 3

Please be sure to read the committee’s application guide prior to applying. 

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund application is now open for the 23-24 academic year.   Below are the Fall dates when applications will be reviewed:

Round 1 - Sunday, Oct. 8

Round 2 - Sunday, November 12

Registered undergraduate organizations may request funding from the Dean’s Discretionary Fund (DDF). Funding is limited and not typically granted for routine, yearly activities. Applications are evaluated based on engagement, event purpose, community access, audience reach, and budget clarity. Review the full guidelines and apply by clicking the link above. 

  • Please note that groups are eligible for DDF funding once every five years
  • The maximum cap for funding requests is $5,000 per group.
  • Funds are reimbursed after event completion.
  • Applications must include a budget showing all expected income and expenses
  • If funding is granted, the organization is required to complete the DDF receipt submission form at the conclusion of the event.

Other Sources of Funding