Campus and Community Fund

The C&C Fund is Dwight Hall’s main method of financial support for Member Groups awarded once per semester. The fund has a budget of $30,000 per fiscal year, which is divided into around $15,000 per semester.  Unfortunately, we often receive requests totaling $40,000+ per semester, which means we typically are not able to grant the entirety of funding requests for all member groups. Because of this, it is imperative that you carefully consider and prioritize what you request funding for. 

 With any questions, please reach out to the Student Executive Committee’s (ExComm) Financial Co-Coordinators at ( The Co-Coordinators on ExComm for 2024 are Catalina Mahe ( and Xin Lu ( 


Starting the semester of Fall 2021, the application and guidelines for the Campus and Community Fund can be found on each member group’s Record. Contact your group’s Membership Coordinators ( if you have any questions.

Each member group can apply for up to $1,500 each semester. The grant operates via reimbursement — groups must spend money for their activities upfront and Dwight Hall will reimburse them on a rolling basis. Any money allocated but not spent/requested during the reimbursement process will not transfer over to any future C&C Fund cycles. This year, the C&C Fund Application (within the Record) is due on February 10th, 11:59pm. We will get back to you with a decision about your award by February 17th, 11:59pm. 

Spring 2024 Timeline 

  • 1/19: Record Opens with Funding Application 
  • 1/22 @ 5PM : Info Session – Dwight Hall Chapel 
  • 1/30 @ 7PM : Info Session – Dwight Hall Common Room 
  • 2/4 @ 2-4PM : Office Hours – Bass Cafe
  • 2/8 @ 7-9PM : Office Hours – Bass Cafe
  • 2/9 @ 7-9PM : Office Hours – Zoom
  • 2/10 @ 11:59PM: C&C Applications Deadline 
  • 2/17 @ 11:59PM: C&C Decisions Returned
  • 2/24 @ 11:59PM: C&C Appeal Deadline
  • 4/19 @ 11:59PM: Last Deadline for Receipts 


Your group is eligible for funding if you:

  1. Are a full or provisional member of Dwight Hall;
  2. Have submitted your organization’s information to the yearly Record and Review;
  3. Have attended the most recent Cabinet meeting;
  4. Agree to list Dwight Hall as a sponsor in your materials.
  5. (NEW) One representative attends one information session 

Please note we are  instituting a new policy this year. A representative from each member group is required to attend at least one information session OR office hour slot for the group to be eligible for funding. We will be keeping attendance. These are the following dates: 

  • 1/22 @ 5PM : Info Session – Dwight Hall Chapel 
  • 1/30 @ 7PM : Info Session – Dwight Hall Common Room 
  • 2/4 @ 2-4PM : Office Hours – Bass Cafe
  • 2/8 @ 7-9PM : Office Hours – Bass Cafe
  • 2/9 @ 7-9PM : Office Hours – Zoom

In the information session, we’ll be running through a mock application, and in office hours we’ll help with any questions you may have and can assist you in filling out any information. If you are not able to attend any of the given 5 sessions, let us know and we’ll schedule a time to individually review your application with you. We want to make sure that you each have the adequate information and preparation to submit the best application and maximize your funding. We’re here to help! 

Alternative Funding Sources

We are committed to making sure that you have access to all of the necessary resources to carry out your member group activities. This year also looks a little different given that UOFC is only having one round this semester.  Since the C&C Fund often can’t cover full requests, we are providing a guide to alternative funding sources that could be relevant to your events/projects. The guide can be found here.

We want to serve as a resource to fill out these applications so if you have any questions about which you may be eligible for or are searching for other options, please reach out to us! We are more than happy to meet to discuss further.


How does Dwight Hall decide which groups get funding?

Your application is reviewed by a combination of the Financial Coordinator, the Membership Coordinators, and one of the two Dwight Hall Co-Coordinators. The team may approve an application but award a smaller amount than requested or deny individual items. Groups may appeal their funding decisions to the entire Dwight Hall Executive Committee. Applications are considered using these questions:

  • What is the impact of the group on the campus and/or community, and how does it enroll Yale students in this impact?
  • How important are the expenditures to the group’s mission?
  • Has the group pursued opportunities to reduce expenses?
  • How accurately has the group judged its needs in the past? Has it taken the money it was allocated?
  • What other sources of funding does the group have?
  • How will the group contribute to Dwight Hall fundraising (i.e. Phonathon, writing press releases, etc.)?

What doesn’t Dwight Hall fund?

  • Bank fees
  • 8.5×11 printing
  • On-campus space rentals unless they are for a conference
  • International travel
  • Fundraisers or objects to sell/auction to raise funds (loans are included)
  • Alcohol
  • Unnecessary decorations for events
  • Transportation for students where Dwight Hall cars or bus passes can be used
  • Table rentals
  • Group merchandise/apparel
  • Medicine or prescriptions
  • Purchases not made directly by the member group
  • Member group association fees with larger national or international organizations.
  • Repeated supply purchases when they can be avoided (i.e. 20 new textbooks every semester when copies can be made from 1 textbook for multiple semesters)

Please note that the above restrictions can be waived on a per-case basis to uphold the Community Compact, the public health of students and the community, or given a reasonable explanation by the member group.

What is the process for being reimbursed?

After you have received your funding decision, you will know what your award will cover and can make purchases accordingly. Groups must spend money for their activities up front and Dwight Hall will reimburse money on a rolling basis. 

As soon as you have made a purchase, you can submit your receipt(s) for reimbursement by filling out the attached Reimbursement Request Form. Groups will fill out the form with line items, money spent per line item, and total spent as well as attach all receipts from the semester. Please email pictures of the relevant receipts and the request form to as a Word document. You will receive your reimbursement within 2-3 weeks. Note that any spending that does not correspond to a receipt will not be funded. 

You must submit your receipts for reimbursement within FOUR WEEKS of the purchase date. For expenditures at the end of the semester, the final deadline for all receipt submission is Friday, April 19th at 11:59pm. The total of these purchases must fall within the allocated award. If otherwise, we will only fund up to the award granted. We also cannot, under any circumstances, fund late receipt submissions unless approved by the Financial Coordinators before your receipt deadline. If you think you’ll need an extension, please reach out sooner rather than later. 

In some cases where a group is unable to pay for an activity due to high costs, Dwight Hall may be able to pay the provider directly, circumventing the reimbursement process. In order to do this, groups must reach out to the Financial Coordinator with an invoice.

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