WAA will make funds available to chapters to expand local programming and outreach.
Criteria for Selection
To be considered, the event or program must support the following success measures:
- Promote the Mission and Spirit of UW. Chapters should reflect the look, feel and spirit of the UW-Madison brand by providing fun, friendly, accessible and diverse experiences by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment and by serve as a source of information about the UW, WAA and UW Foundation.
- Engage a Broad Range of Alumni. In order to engage a broad range of alumni, chapter leaders must understand and serve program and event needs by offering a variety of activities designed for a diverse population (age, gender, ethnicity) of alumni and establish, promote and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment within their local chapter.
- To be eligible for programming grants, chapters must have fulfilled Bascom-level expectations.
- Program grants should support new, innovative programming and not an existing program (e.g., Founders’ Day, Student Send-off, annual events).
Chapter program grants are available up to $500.
Grant requests for Spring/Summer are due by January 15 of the same year. Grant requests for Fall are due by May 1.
Contact your WAA staff representative.