How to Apply for Alumni in Action Funds
Alumni in Action (AIA) Program funds are available to help defray the costs of community impact projects that are organized by and involve UWP Alumni. Projects can be any type of difference-making action that takes place in your own local community or in some other locale where you would like to contribute your energy. The main qualification for being awarded AIA funds is that your project is carried out by a group of alumni working together.
Your application will be reviewed by the AIA Committee and you will be informed of the committee's decision in a timely manner. Remember, the UWPIAA is an all-volunteer organization, so we will do our best to process your application as soon as we can, but cannot promise a specific turn-around time. Most of the time, applications are reviewed and a decision made with in a week of the application's submission.
For qualifying projects, AIA program funds are awarded as a reimbursement of expenses based on two things: first, the receipts that you submit for reimbursement, and second the number of alumni who participate. We generally award $100 per alumni participant up to $1000.
The AIA program is not intended to help fund other not-for-profit organizations, although we will certainly consider funding projects that are organized by alumni who are involved with not-for-profits when the projects have other alumni get involved.
Please see the Alumni in Action Program Overview for more details.