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Alumni Chapters Grant Program

The Alumni Chapter Grant Program is a benefit for all of CAA's chartered Alumni Chapters. Grants provide essential monetary support for Alumni Chapters' higher-level engagement opportunities that engage the alumni community and that are aligned with CAA's overall mission and strategic priorities.

CAA Alumni Chapter In-Person Events

All in-person CAA Alumni Chapter engagements must be approved by the CAA Chapters Team. Engagements will be approved on a case-by-case basis. All chapters must comply with the CAA COVID Safety Plan and have attendees sign the CAA COVID Release and Liability Waiver. Chapter status may be revoked if approval prior to hosting an in-person event is not received. Personal liability will fall on the chapter leaders hosting an unauthorized event.

Please take a moment to complete the form below for approval. Chapters that plan to apply for a grant to support an in-person event can indicate in the below form.

CAA Chapters In-Person Engagements Application

If you have any questions please contact Caitlin LaFleur, Director Alumni Chapters, caitlin.lafleur@alumni.berkeley.edu.


The Alumni Chapters Grant Program is a benefit for all CAA’s chartered alumni chapters, supporting them financially as well as in their goal to provide your alumni community with higher-level engagement opportunities that are aligned with CAA’s mission and strategic priorities.

Alumni Chapters Grant Program Application Timeline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact CAA Alumni Chapters at 510.900.8240 or chapters@alumni.berkeley.edu.

1st Quarter
Jan. – Mar.
1st Quarter
Jan. – Mar.
Submission Deadline

Approved on a rolling basis

Decision Notification

Approved on a rolling basis

Event Dates*

Jan. 1 – Mar. 31

2nd Quarter
Apr. – Jun.
2nd Quarter
Apr. – Jun.
Submission Deadline

Approved on a rolling basis

Decision Notification

Approved on a rolling basis

Event Dates*

Apr. 1 – Jun. 30

3rd Quarter
Jul. – Sep.
3rd Quarter
Jul. – Sep.
Submission Deadline

May 1, 2022**

Decision Notification

May 16, 2022

Event Dates*

Jul. 1 – Sep. 30

4th Quarter
Oct. – Dec.
4th Quarter
Oct. – Dec.
Submission Deadline

August 1, 2022**

Decision Notification

August 15, 2022

Event Dates*

Oct. 1 – Dec. 31

*date must fall within specified date range.
**Grants received after this deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis if funding is still available.

 

How to Apply

To be considered for funding by CAA, the proposed event should advance and promote the interests of the University of California, Berkeley by connecting alumni with each other and our alma mater. These events should inform, engage, and inspire alumni to support the university by volunteering and acting as ambassadors and advocates on behalf of the university.

*A single CAA grant may not exceed $2,000 and an alumni chapter will not receive more than $5,000 in grants within any one calendar year.

Step 1: Review Qualifying, Grant Details, and Guidelines

Qualifying for Support
In order to qualify for monetary support, your chapter must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Meet all of the expectations and responsibilities of maintaining a charter with CAA.

Responsibilities & Structure

  • Submit a completed Grant Application on time—incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration. Grant Application
  • Be able to articulate how your event or use of monetary support clearly aligns with CAA’s mission and strategic priorities.

Grant Funding Details

Read and familiarize yourself with the Grant Program Details.

Grant Guidelines

  • The chapter must actively communicate the event to their membership.
  • The chapter must employ a registration system to collect alumni participant information.
  • If the event is canceled, the grant will be rescinded.
  • The chapter must complete an event report, including a list of the event attendees.

If the grant is used to support something other than an event:

  • The Alumni Chapters staff will determine the best way to measure the impact and engagement of the chapter’s effort.

Step 2: Grant Application Process

  • Grant applications will be accepted only during the specified submission dates listed above. Grants submitted for events that fall outside that quarter will automatically be rejected.
  • All submissions will receive a confirmation or rejection notice via email.
  • Priority for grants will be awarded to high-yield alumni engagement activities that best align with the CAA Strategic Plan.
  • Grants will not be awarded for events and programs that have already been held, nor will funding be provided for travel, speaker fees, or honoraria alumni.
Submit a Grant Application

 

Grant Reimbursement Process

  1. Chapter submits a complete event report, including a list of event attendees’ full names & emails, within one week (seven days) after the event.
  2. The CAA Chapters Department will review the event report (accept or reject).*Late or incomplete event reports are subject to rejection. Incomplete report must be re-submitted within one week after contact from Chapters team.
  3. The CAA Chapters Department will submit receipts on behalf of the chapter.
  4. Reimbursement checks will be distributed by CAA 2–3 weeks after a completed event report is submitted.