Core Chapter Grants
Core Chapter Grants
STAND is pleased to offer funding opportunities to students in currently officially registered STAND Core Chapters to further their ability to raise funds, advocate their elected officials, and contribute to the mission of STAND. Through this funding, we seek to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of STAND’s Core Chapters and their ability to prevent and stop genocide.
What is a Core Chapter Grant?
Core Chapter Grants support students looking to increase their capacity to further the mission of the anti-genocide movement. These grants are to be used for tangible activities and campaigns to be carried out by core chapters, such as:
- Hosting fundraisers to raise money for STAND and UEG
- Organizing events or campaigns designed to compel elected officials to take meaningful action to prevent and stop genocide (such as letter writing campaigns, call-in days, etc)
- Funding conference tuition and/or travel to specific events that contribute to the mission of the anti-genocide movement.
Who is Eligible?
All officially registered 2011-2012 Core Chapters are eligible for a core chapter grant. Each Core Chapter is only eligible for one grant award per semester. Priority will be given to chapters that have yet to receive a grant award.
What is the Amount of the Award?
Awards will be given for requests up to $500. We anticipate the average award will be in the $100-250 range.
What is the Application Process?
Download and complete the separate 2011-2012 STAND Core Chapter Grant Application and submit it to email@example.com or via fax at 202-467-0001, attention: STAND. Only completed, signed applications will be considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Recipients will receive notification of grant application status within two weeks of receipt. GRANTS ARE LIMITED. Funding will only be available for a limited time so chapters are encouraged to apply early. It is recommended that grant applications for the spring semester be submitted by December 15th.
Funding decisions will be based on:
Overall goals of grant submission and demonstrated commitment of chapter to reach goals
Clear understanding of chapter’s needs
Potential impact of grant on chapter and the larger contribution to STAND, UEG, and the anti-genocide movement.
What are the grant requirements?
Grant recipients are required to fulfill the below requirements:
Work directly with the STAND Managing Committee to ensure successful implementation of the grant by completing specific tasks before, during, and after your event, including:
Working with STAND’s Communication Coordinator to garner local and national press
Working with STAND’s Advocacy Coordinator to maximize potential for influencing elected officials through your event
Publicizing the event/activity/campaign within local campus and community and on STAND’s website and Facebook page via your STAND Regional Organizer
Utilizing STAND and UEG’s name and logo in advertising event/activity/campaign
Writing 2 blog posts for consideration for the STAND blog (one before and one after the event; approximately 300 words)
Submitting photos, write-ups, and additional information to Regional Organizer as requested.
Additionally, grant recipients must:
- Use funds for strictly for non-partisan activities and events
- Work with Regional Organizer and demonstrate a commitment to achieving set goals through active and frequent communication.