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Funding and Fundraising

On this page, we hope to assist you in obtaining and managing funds for your organization.


Managing RSO Funds


Off Campus Accounts:
Set up an account at any bank in the area. Both Uni-Wyo Federal Credit Union and First Interstate Bank have been great for groups to work with. To establish a bank account your advisor will need a tax identification number (also known as employer identification number) to be identified with the account. We DO NOT recommend that you use any individual member’s or your advisor’s social security number. You can get a tax identification number through the IRS.  The process is available online and you will receive the tax identification number instantly. For more information and to set up a tax number for your organization visit here. The advisor of the organization should be the person to apply for an EIN.

RSO Foundation Accounts:
Student organizations may also elect to utilize the assistance of the ASUW office to manage their resources. When RSOs receive money through different fundraising projects, dues, etc. they can elect to take that money to the ASUW Business Office and have it placed in an account specifically for their organization. When student organizations need that money they will request funds from their account from the ASUW Business Office.

Please see the RSO Handbook for more details on managing a budget.

Funding Opportunities for RSOs


ASUW Funding Board
Applications for funding must be submitted through UW Connect event registration process by Monday at 5 pm 5 weeks before the day of your event. The event must be approved by all event reviewers prior to going to RSO Funding Board for consideration. The RSO Funding Board considers and recommends approval to the Senate for the use of budgeted ASUW funds to facilitate, during a fiscal period, the on-going requests by students and student organizations for ASUW financial support.

Bake Sales
Please review Section 10, Point C of the Wyoming Union Regulations and Operating Procedures for how to hold a bake sale.
  1. Only UW recognized student organizations may hold bake sales within the Wyoming Union.
  2. The UW recognized student organization must identify itself with a sign that is clearly displayed at the site of the sale.
  3. Bake sales are limited to baked homemade food items.
  4. Recognized student organizations must register bake sales, or any fundraising activity, with the Campus Activities Center via UW Connect.
  5. The UW recognized student organization assumes all liability associated with any bake sale.
Co-Sponsorships
The CAC is excited at the opportunity to partner with many organizations across campus. Please visit our Co-Sponsorship site to see if we can work together. Your fellow RSOs may also be looking to put on an event of a similar nature. Reaching out to them may open doors you had not yet considered.

Fundraising Nights at local restaurants
Some local restaurants like to support our RSOs through a variety of programs. Please get in touch with ASUW to see if there are any that do a program that fits in with what your RSO is trying to accomplish.

Outreach to a UW Department or College
Occasionally, a UW Department/College will donate funds to an RSO with a similar mission. If you are interested in this type of partnership, please review the Departmental Donation form on ASUW’s web site.

UW Foundation You Fund 
Certain restrictions and only certain RSOs may be eligible to apply to be able to utilize the UW Foundation You Fund crowdfunding platform. See their website for more information.

Safe Ride Sidekicks
Through the SafeRide RSO Sidekick Incentive Program, University of Wyoming official RSOs have the opportunity to earn incentive money.  Individual Sidekicks must successfully complete their volunteer work for the night to receive the incentive money. For more information, click here.

Landmark Staffing - Working Athletic Events
Landmark Event Staffing has fundraising opportunities for RSOs on campus. They need your help for fall-semester athletic events on campus including, but not limited to, football and basketball, and any other special/sporting events that may occur in athletic venues. They will pay your group to help us at events with ticket taking, ushering, bag checks, parking, and various other security and guest relations-type spots.

Contact information:
Glen Freeman, Branch Manager
glenf@landmarkeventstaff.com307-766-6058

A-team Mini-Grants
The purpose of the A-Team mini-grant competition is to support University of Wyoming students in taking leadership roles in preventing the misuse of alcohol among UW students. A-Team will consider grant proposals from student organizations for the funding of events or programs that are alcohol-free, have an educational component, and are aligned with the mission of the A-Team. For more information, email aware@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Remember the 8 Mini-Grants
The “Wyoming Remember the 8” fund is available for UW student organizations, Wyoming community colleges, and Wyoming high schools, as well as student researchers. Mini-grant awards up to $100 are available for one student organization, and awards up to $250 are available for collaborative projects between two or more student organizations. Mini-grant awards up to $200 are available for student researchers. For more information, click here.

Business Solicitation
Please contact ASUW ahead of time if you are planning on soliciting funds from members of the UW and Laramie community.

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