The ASM Open Fund is a program for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). The goal of the program is to simplify the process by which RSOs can use small amounts of grant funding from ASM for routine operational and recruiting purposes. With the Open Fund, RSOs eliminate the hearing process, simplify the application, and have funding available throughout the year. All groups can receive a maximum award of $200 from the Open Fund. The grant funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis and may run out.
The $200 award is distributed to the following funding line items:
$150 in printing (from StudentPrint)
$50 in supplies (from the University Bookstore)
All workshops are held at the Student Activity Center, 333 East Campus Mall, 4th floor, room 4301.
All Groups must have Registered Student Organization (RSO) status with the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CFLI) in order to receive funding. Your group needs to register with CFLI every fall in order to keep your organization's status active. Please check CFLI's website for more information.
- Make sure your group's name that is registered with CFLI is the name you use in your Open Fund Grant Application.
- Your group will be sent an Open Fund Award Notice via email to the 2 main grant contacts. This email will also include information regarding scheduling a mandatory Open Fund Grant Workshop - the workshop MUST be attended in order to access the grant funds.
- If at any point your RSO status with CFLI is not classified as "Approved", your group's grant funds could be suspended and you could be asked to repay any funds that you've already spent.
- To change contacts for your grant, please contact an ASM Financial Specialist.
For additional assistance, please contact an ASM Financial Specialist at:
Additional Open Fund Grant Resources:
Student Activity Center (Room 4301) • 333 East Campus Mall • Madison, WI 53715-1380 • Phone: (608) 265-4276 • Fax: (608) 265-5637