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A digital fundraising platform that gives your registered student organization (RSO) the power to harness transformational giving through crowdfunding.

Apply at Cougs4Cougs.wsu.edu to gain financial support through the campus community while your alumni, parents, friends, fans, and even students can see the impact of their gifts and connect with your organization on a personal level.

Fundraising

Students are encouraged to plan fundraising events on campus to help support their organization. Selling tickets to an event, having a bake sale, or holding a raffle are just a few great ways to raise money for your organization.

RSOs should review the RSO Manual, found on Student Involvement's Website (under the "Organizations" tab), for current fundraising guidelines, and also be sure to register their fundraising events on CougSync.

Collaborate

When planning an event or activity on campus, groups can seek out local businesses or other interested RSOs to collaborate, partner with, or sponsor their event. Perhaps a similar RSO partners with your group and covers the venue cost in exchange for artistic or logistical input regarding the event. Perhaps a local business sponsors your group's event, donating some money in exchange for putting their logo on your event's advertisements. There are many financial possibilities and opportunities available when collaborating or working with others in the community.

Annual Funding - Open

Coug Parents Fund

The annual application for the CougParents Fund opens in the spring. To apply for funding, make sure your RSO is renewed and ready to fill out the application in the spring. RSOs can request funding for future events through this grant. To view past recipients and more information, click here: https://foundation.wsu.edu/parents/

2017-2018 dates: The CougParents Funding application is now open! The board has decided to post the application in the spring to allow for registered student organizations the opportunity to plan for next year. Decisions will be made by the end of May, and the contact person on the application will be notified. The application will be open March 27 - May 5, 2017 at 5:00p.m. This awarding period is for next school year beginning in August of 2017. Please follow this link to the application: 2017- 2018 Coug Parents Program Funding Application

Please contact JJ Oliver at cougparents@wsu.edu or 509-335-8881 with any questions. We look forward to working with you.

Annual Funding - Deadlines Passed

Funding Support for RSOs: Zero-Waste Football Program

The Sustainability Office at Environmental Health and Safety is working with Athletics to create a zero waste program in the luxury seating at Martin Stadium during this football season. We are seeking registered student organizations (RSOs) that are willing to assist with waste management. Groups should be available 2.5 hours prior to kick off until 30 minutes after the game. This would consist of individuals standing by the waste collection areas and answering questions on how to properly manage waste. My staff will provide instructions at the start of each game. For their services Athletics will donate $500 and EH&S will donate $250 to their RSO. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided.

We are looking for approximately 18 individuals per game. Below is a list of the games and dates we plan on using RSOs' assistance:

  • October 1st vs. Oregon: time to be decided
  • October 15th vs. UCLA: time to be decided
  • November 5th vs. Arizona: time to be decided
  • November 12th vs. California: time to be decided
  • November 25th vs. Washington: 10AM to approximately 4:30PM

Please contact Amy Speargas Whiteman if your group is interested via aspeargas@wsu.edu or (509)-335-5381.M

The Student Entertainment Board (SEB) Arts Grant

The Student Entertainment Board Arts Committee offers an Arts Sponsorship Program for WSU Pullman campus groups. A total of $5,000 is awarded each year in hope of sustaining the creative community at WSU.

RSOs that are eligible to apply do not have to be arts based RSOs, but hosting events that inspire art throughout WSU. Music, dance, cuisine, traditional art, and more can all be considered types of art.

The fund will open in August 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

ASWSU Senate Crimson and Gray Funding Application

Purpose of the ASWSU Senate Crimson and Gray funding application:

"To provide any undergraduate registered student organization (RSO) the financial opportunity to facilitate engagement, creativity, and innovation via programs and events within the WSU community and to encourage interaction with different students on campus while at the same time promoting their organization's mission within the community."

Click here to login to CougSync and apply

The Student Advertising Fund

A total of $20,000 in advertising grants are awarded to RSOs. These funds are contributed by the Student Services & Activities Committee and the Daily Evergreen.

Awarded funds are for advertisement in the Daily Evergreen. All RSOs are encouraged to apply for the grant by filling out the application form on CougSync.

Click here for the Student Advertising Fund Application