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. 

The Undergraduate Organizations Committee (UOC)

The UOC distributes funds to registered undergraduate organizations five times per semester for three types of grants: administrative, event, and publications. Be sure to read the committee’s guidelines and forms for applying.

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Registered undergraduate organizations may request funding from the Dean’s Discretionary Funds (DDF). Funding is limited and not typically granted for routine, yearly activities. The Dean’s Discretionary Fund is now closed to applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, there will be four funding rounds. The deadlines are:

Round Date


September 17, 2018

2 November 1, 2018
3 February 1, 2019
4 March 1, 2019


April 15, 2019 (only for events taking place in the 2019-2020 Academic Year)

Applications must include a budget showing all expected income and expenses, and if funding is granted, the organization is required to complete the DDF receipt submission form.  Receipts must be submitted at the conclusion of the event.

Complete the Dean’s Discretionary Fund form at the Dean’s Discretionary Fund portal at YaleConnect. You will be notified with the result of your request within two to three weeks of the deadline for the round to which you are applying.

Be sure to submit your receiptsAfter you submit this form, bring your receipts in an envelope to the Yale College Business Office at 55 Whitney Avenue, 6th floor, for processing.

Other Sources of Funding