The following funding sources are administered by the Student Government Association. While individuals may apply for funding without co-sponsorship from SGA-recognized clubs and organizations, academic departments, or other entities, this is strongly discouraged.

Venture Fund

Venture Fund is a pool of discretionary money gifted by the College to support the student experience in collaboration with  the Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership Office. The main criteria is that events, activities and initiatives “improve Wheaton’s curricular life and build awareness of the Wheaton community”.

50% of Venture Fund requests are for late-night events.

The 2018-2019 Venture Fund account has over $50,000

Applications are considered in the order of which they were received. To give all applying parties a fair opportunity to obtain monies from the Venture Fund, there will be NO retroactive funding or late applications.

Applications must be submitted at minimum 2 weeks prior to any event request of $500 or less.

Applications must be submitted at minimum 3 weeks prior to any event request of over $500.

The application is available on engage@wheaton – All Wheaton College community members can sign in via their W# & password.

Venture Fund meets weekly. Applications are due at least two weeks before the proposed event.

Please submit all applications via engage@wheaton and direct any question to Sierra Prasad at sgatreasurer@wheatoncollege.edu.

Speaker Fund

The Speaker Fund may be used “for the purpose of bringing a speaker to campus and the costs normally associated with such an event,” as stated in the by-laws of the Student Government Association of Wheaton College.

For the academic year of 2018-2019,  the Speaker Fund has $12,000 available.

Applications are considered in the order of which they were received. To give all applying parties a fair opportunity to obtain monies from the Venture Fund, there will be NO retroactive funding or late applications. The Educational Council is responsible for deliberating and allocating all Speaker Fund applications.

The application is available on engage@wheaton – All Wheaton College community members can sign in via their W# & password.

Speaker Fund applications are reviewed weekly. All applications are due 2-4 weeks before the event depending on the complexity

Please submit all applications via engage@wheaton and direct any questions directly to Elizabeth “Caroline” Heistand at heistand_elizabeth@wheatoncollege.edu