Other Funding Sources

In addition to Iowa State University and Ames community funding sources, there may be organizations that express interest in funding student organzations specifically related to agricultural and life sciences areas of study. It's important to remember that these organizations consider such funding an investment in the future of their industry and an opportunity to connect with their future workforce.  In many cases, support of your student club may be just one of many ways in which the organization invests in Iowa State and specifically the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

If you are interested in approaching industry partners for grants, sponsorships or other funding opportunities, we encourage you to collaborate with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Office. In many cases, the development team may have some context about the giving priorities of the organizations you are seeking funding from and can help you shape your proposal.

Other Funding Sources

CHS Foundation Mini-grants

The CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities, mentorship programs, professional development experiences and student fundraising efforts. The CHS Foundation provides these funds to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to be selected through our student club funding program.

Student eligibility and funding criteria:

  • Must be a campus-sanctioned club/organization
  • Must have an agricultural-related focus
  • Club/organization may receive only one grant per academic semester
  • An advisor must be listed as a contact
  • Regular and ongoing club expenses are ineligible

Interested organizations should apply for CALS student club funding. The CHS Foundation  supports agricultural students at 24 partner colleges across the US. Because of this extensive network, the CHS Foundation prefers interested student organizations apply through their own college office to ensure consistent eligibility and reporting requirements are met.