Check out these alternative funding sources for your event or initiative.

Student-Faculty Interaction Grant

These grants provide funds that enable you to build meaningful experiences between students and faculty.  This grant is means to support access to cultural affairs events, meals, and other intellectually enriching events to foster a sense of camaraderie and community at Northwestern. Please send any questions to the current SFIG Administrator, Sean Hu (!


Student Application

Faculty Application

Student Activities Scholarship Fund

The Student Activities Scholarship Fund (SASF) was established in 2012 as a supplemental grant to assist students in registered student organizations with financial support to participate fully in their student organization’s programs and events.

InclusionNU Fund

The InclusionNU Funding Board is the collective funding source of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Enrichment Services, and Campus Inclusion and Community. This funding board provides awards (capped at $750 per group) to groups that request funds for things that will meet at least one of the following goals: (1) Leadership Development, Cultural Competency Education and Social Justice Training, (2) Community Engagement and Advocacy, (3) Dialogue and Identity Expression


Catalyzer, Northwestern’s crowdfunding platform, gives student groups the opportunity to build campaigns to reach fundraising goals ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. Student groups can participate in Catalyzer once per year, in fall, winter and spring cycles.

Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Funding

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) funds student groups that offer programming initiatives aligned with the NAA’s mission and goals. Priority is given to groups or programs that are specifically focused on alumni outreach.