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The ASSU provides a number of grants to support costs of VSOs, or voluntary student organizations, registered with the Office of Student Engagement. Funding goes towards all-campus programming, services and student-led initiatives.


Student Org Grants


What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • ALL Funding applications must follow the aforementioned funding policies
  • There is NO RETROACTIVE FUNDING i.e. funds will not be provided for purchases that have already been made. Funds must hit VSO accounts before any purchases are made.
  • GrantEd is the application site for both Undergraduate and Graduate Grants. 
  • *For quick grants, it’s recommended to apply two weeks before event to ensure that funds will be in your VSO’s account in time for the event. Funds are usually posted the following days after the legislative body meets.
Annual GrantsStandard GrantsQuick Grants

How far ahead can you predict & plan?
Large, VSO funding for the following academic year over $6600Medium, ongoing events or programming e.g. cultural nightsSmall events or immediate logistical needs
Application timelineWinter Quarter,

Weeks 2 - 4 (January 16th through February 3rd, 11:59PM)

Apply in Winter Quarter for funding for the next academic year
Each Quarter,

Monday, Week 5 to Friday, Week 7

Apply the quarter before your events/activities
Every Quarter,

Week 1 to Week 9

Apply at least a week ahead of your event/activity
Approved byStudent BodyRespective legislative funding committee (Undergraduate Senate and/or Graduate Student Council)Respective legislative funding committee (Undergraduate Senate and/or Graduate Student Council)
Funds available to useBeginning of Fall QuarterBeginning of Next Quarter1 - 2 Weeks after Application*
Funding capMust be over $6600, generally capped to at most 7% for undergraduate groups and currently 5% for graduate groups above previous annual grant allocation. Annual grant recipients are ineligible for Quick and Standard grants. $6,600 maximum combined between Quick and Standard Grants per year$6,600 maximum combined between Quick and Standard Grants per year

Undergraduate Grants

The ASSU Undergraduate Senate, via the Appropriation Committee, oversees the funding of numerous student groups on Stanford’s campus. While the Undergraduate Senate primarily funds Undergraduate VSOs, Graduate VSOs may apply if they can demonstrate a clear benefit to the Undergraduate Community.

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Graduate Grants

GSC offers grant funding to graduate VSOs in order to: provide a broader educational and cultural experience; enhance interdepartmental social interaction; strengthen the campus-wide sense of community; and make the graduate school experience more valuable and enjoyable for all graduate students.

Annual Grants

Annual Grants are the ASSU’s yearly allocation process to raise and allocate funds to VSOs with significant budgets that are predictable a full year in advance. They help fund student-led activities that contribute significantly to the Stanford community.

Other Sources of Funding

Depending on the need and scope, VSOs may seek funding from The Stanford Fund, academic departments, community centers, and relevant advisement offices.