Apply for Funding

Dwight Hall offers funding to member groups through two funds:

The Campus and Community Fund

Through the Campus and Community Fund, Dwight Hall provides $12,000 in funding to member groups each semester. This fund is the principal source of funding for groups, and helps groups perform their advocacy and service.

Early deadline:       September 20, 2013

Regular deadline:   October 11, 2013

Click here for the Campus and Community Funding App. The application includes detailed information about funding policies.


The Loving Kindness Fund

The Loving Kindness Fund was established in March 2003 by Fenmore R. Seton 38 and Charles and Dinny Wakerley to honor Phyllis Z. Seton. The purpose of this fund is to enable Dwight Hall member groups and individual Dwight Hall volunteers to engage in small-scale outings with project participants and enhance existing Dwight Hall projects through small acts of kindness.

Examples of activities that might be made possible by the Fund include taking your mentee or tutee out for lunch or purchasing art supplies for a student you think would really appreciate it, etc.  Money from the Fund cannot be used on Yale volunteers, and in the spirit in which the Fund was established, the limit for funding requests is $75 or less.  This does not substitute Campus and Community funding or UOC funding. This Fund is for spontaneous, smaller scale activities and ideas.

Applications for the Loving Kindness fund can be downloaded here and are accepted on a rolling basis through November 14, 2013.


Jane and William Curran Distinguished Mentor Fund

Dwight Hall has an endowed fund which generates approximately $10,000 each year to bring “Distinguished Mentors,” guest speakers who promote service and social justice, to Yale’s campus. Starting fall 2013, Dwight Hall is making these funds available to member groups, on an application basis. In order to qualify for these funds, you must:

  • Be a Dwight Hall full, provisional, or institutional member group
  • Plan an event open to the entire student body in which your Distinguished Mentor will speak, and include Dwight Hall leadership and alumni in planning surrounding the event
  • Agree to list Dwight Hall as a sponsor in your materials

Dwight Hall is willing to offer funding for all parts of your speaker’s event, including booking fees, travel, accommodations, and event expenses such as decorations or food. While the fund can pay any group up to $10,000 for a single event, groups are encouraged to plan smaller events and apply as well.

Please note that our final deadlines for applications are September 30th for the fall semester and November 30th for the spring semester. However, we will consider applications on a rolling basis starting on September 30th. In order to guarantee that your application is considered, submit your application by September 30th even if your planned event is occurring in the spring semester.

Applications for the Distinguished Mentor Fund can be downloaded here. 


Money is distributed through a reimbursement system. Approved applicants will need to submit receipts for their purchases (the receipts must match the items approved in the application). They will then receive checks for the amount spent, up to the approved sum. If this arrangement is at all difficult, please contact Michael Wolner at to discuss options.

Once the check is ready for pick up, an email will be sent to the recipient.

The Reimbursement Request form can be downloaded here and must be submitted by November 21, 2013.



Contact Michael Wolner, the 2013 Financial Coordinator, at