Group Funding

Student groups are given the autonomy and responsibility to spend their funds as the group sees fit (provided they do not break Institute policy, State, or Federal law). The expectation is that student group members will adhere to good business practices and act responsibly as stewards of MIT. For resources on how to look up and use your group's funding, please see the SOLE website for procedural walkthroughs and the SOLE Student Organization Handbook for all official policies on the use of funds.

Some useful funding resources:

  • Large Events
    • LEF: Funding for large events with at least 150 students attending.
  • Undergraduates
  • Graduates
  • Public Service
    • Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center: funding for service projects and philanthropy events that serve communities in the United States.
    • MIT Community Service Fund: Promotes volunteerism by funding supplies for the community service initiatives of students and student groups.
    • COOP Public Service Grant: Funds are available to support Harvard and MIT students involved in new and ongoing public/community service programs and projects that benefit their campuses and the Cambridge and Boston area.
  • Diversity
    • ARCADE: Funds annually reoccuring events with a focus on diversity.
    • Committee on Race and Diversity: grant program that funds for programs/events with a focus on cultural or race issues.
  • Other
    • Council for the Arts Grants: gives grants for arts projects of all kinds, ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Accepts applications three times a year.
    • Weekends@MIT: funds large weekend events with wide campus appeal that have at least one sponsor that is a living group, contact
    • Florez Humor Fund: funds special projects or events with a humor component.
    • Mind Hand Heart Innovation Fund: Offers grants to invest in cutting-edge ideas to increasing awareness about mental health, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness skills.
    • Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement Office Supplementary Fund: funds event ideas that need some extra support to be successful. Contact for details.
    • Club Sports Council: allocates regular funding to Club Sports for coaches, travel, league fees, and more.