Funding Sources

In addition to our groups’ initial Activities Board allocations, there many additional sources of funds available for recognized student groups at Columbia. The sources below represent an incomplete list of available options for groups seeking additional funds. For more information about the spending and allocation of our groups, please click here.

Student Council Co-Sponsorships

The Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and General Studies Student Councils, as well as the Barnard Student Government Association, offer funding for new programming. Please contact the council funding representatives for more information on these opportunities.

Gatsby Fund

The Gatbsy Charitable Fund supports student-led arts-related programming at Columbia. The guiding spirit of the Fund is to inspire the creation of new student artwork and student arts endeavors.

The Fall 2016 Applications will be accepted from September 6th to October 21st, 2016, and must be submitted three weeks before the date of the event.

President’s and Provost’s Fund

The President’s and Provost’s Student Event Fund is available to all recognized Columbia University Student Groups. The Fund provides financial support to events which benefit the University community through collaboration and creative programming on campus.

The deadline for Fall 2016 is Friday, October 19, 2018, by 5:00pm. 


  1. The initiative must occur during the eligibility period.

  2. The initiative should be organized and hosted by a recognized Student Group(s) in good standing with the university.

  3. The initiative should be held on campus (Morningside or Medical Center).

  4. The initiative should be advertised and open to the University community.

  5. The initiative may be artistic, cultural, educational, or social.

  6. Funds awarded may only be applied to event as described on application.

For more info, email

Craft global fellows Program

The Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness and the Office of the University Chaplain. Applications are now being accepted for the January 2019 Kraft Global Fellows research trip to Tunisia, Tunis and the Columbia Global Centers | Tunis. The group research project will focus on the religions, cultures and communities of Tunis. The project is designed and directed by Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain and Associate Provost. Email for more information.

The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness

The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness supports collaborative efforts between two or more recognized student groups at Columbia University to promote intercultural and interfaith understanding on campus during the academic year. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for Fall 2016 has passed - please check back soon for Spring applications.

Student Groups

Consult with other student organizations recognized by the University to find groups that may be interested in organizing and co-sponsoring an event with you. For a list of organizations and websites, you can go to the website of each governing board or visit the Groups section of our website.


Student groups may seek appropriate sponsorship, advertising revenue, or the donation of products to help finance events and activities.