The President’s Venture Fund supports students with funding in amounts typically ranging from $500 to $5,000 for small programs and projects that generally take place on campus. Requests for grants must include all of the following elements:

  • A one-time need, which should not require annual renewal or be part of a regular annual budget. Special events, performances, and start-up costs are all good examples.
  • A demonstration of financial support at some level—internal, departmental, college or school, and/or vice presidential—illustrating an institutional commitment to the program or project.
  • A budget that clearly designates the portion of funding that will come from the President’s Office and the portion that will come from other institutional units.
  • No previous support from the President’s Venture Fund for this program or project.

Funding requests for research or academic programs are not supported by the President’s Venture Fund. Please contact your Dean or Department Head regarding these requests.

President’s Venture Fund Request Form


Public acknowledgment of support from the President’s Venture Fund should be included in any printed programs, reports, or publicity materials, as well as any acknowledgments to sponsors. Please use the following single line of text for such acknowledgments:

“This program is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of University of Georgia donors.”

Follow-Up Report

A brief, one-page letter of report must be submitted following the completion of any program, activity, or event funded through the President’s Venture Fund. The report should summarize the highlights of the program, attendance, discussion, and any other details that would help illustrate the impact of this program on the University and those in attendance. Included in this report should be a summary of expenditures. The report should be sent within 60 days of the completion of the program to:

Office of the President
University of Georgia
Administration Building
220 South Jackson Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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