MRC Grants & Funding

The MRC offers Culture Connects grants each month during the academic year for cultural student organization programs and initiatives.  Please review the grant details and application information below.  For general questions about applying for a grant and/or sponsoring a new grant opportunity, contact the MRC at or (607) 777-4472.

MRC Culture Connects Grant for Cultural Student Organizations


The Culture Connects Grant is designed to promote collaborative efforts in programming among cultural organizations of divers backgrounds. Student groups compete for funding to conduct programs that seek to educate the entire campus community. The recipient organization(s) for grant funding is determined every month.


Varies, minimum $100 and maximum $400.

Who can Apply: 
  • Historically Underrepresented Groups
    • Asian or Pacific Islander
    • African American/Black
    • Hispanic/Non-White
    • Native American/Alaskan Native
  • Religious Student Groups
  • Cultural Greek-Lettered Community
  • LGBTQ Community (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Trans-gender, Queer, and/or Questioning)
  • Must be a SA chartered or university recognized in one of the populations listed above
  • Organization must be registered with, updated contact information on file, MRC**
  • Seek to provide programs that are educational, culturally inclusive and encourage diversity within the university community
  • Send a copy of the Culture Connects application to MRC office on time
  • Regularly attend the MRC Student Leaders Meeting (monthly)
  • Submit post event summary form to MRC office along with the group's SA account number (for SA organized groups), or requested bill invoice for other recognized groups
  • Once your organization has been approved for the grant, to secure funds, you MUST include "sponsored by Multicultural Resource Center or the MRC logo" on your event flyer and all other event promotions (to include any other social media posts pertaining to the event), materials must be submitted to the MRC for review and approval prior to posting, at least two weeks prior, and all marketing and promotional materials (containing MRC as a sponsor) must be publicly shared at least seven days prior to event otherwise funding will be revoked
  • Note: Email for an approved copy of the logo and to submit your final flyer(s) for approval

Submit a copy of the Culture Connects application to MRC office by the 20th day of the month prior to the month which the program will occur (grant application must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of event). To send flyer, email with "MRC Culture Connects Application" in the email subject line.


Click here to submit an application online.

Post-Event Summary Form: 

Click here to submit a post event summary form online.


MRC Interim Assistant Director, Tanyah Barnes at

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Last Updated: 9/6/16