Alumni Association Grant Program FY19

Welcome to the UChicago Alumni Clubs Grant Program



To subsidize local volunteer-led programming focused on widening the reach of regional alumni clubs through creative and compelling events, resulting in meaningful, strategic engagement and impact.

We define “creative and compelling” as programming that strives to reach multiple segments of the alumni population, including but not limited to young alumni, families, diverse audiences, regional traditions, etc. and/or initiatives that seek to advantageously meet a regional club need or make significant community impact as expressed by local alumni.

Meeting our 125K engagement goal in our final year of the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact is still very much a part of the mission of the UChicago Alumni Association. Grant-funded programs that focus on broad engagement efforts which seek to enhance connections of regional alumni to each other and the University will be considered.

In all ways, we aim to support events that encourage regional alumni to:

  • Go: attend an event or meeting
  • Give: make a financial gift to any area of the University
  • Help: volunteer with an alumni club or affinity group, hire an alum, host an internship, etc.
  • Connect: Participate in a virtual event such as a webinar, interact with the University on social media

All alumni from the University of Chicago are eligible to apply for grant funding provided they have conferred with local volunteers or alumni club leaders where applicable (for a list of club presidents and regional contacts, visit this website).



For FY19 grant requirements, application, deadlines and disqualification information, please see the Grant Information Sheet.