Student Activities Funding Board

You've Hit the Jackpot!


Are you a student who wants to host an event on campus? You have come to the right place! The Jackpot is a funding source available to students and student groups who want to put on events that will enhance the student experience and community as a whole at Cal Poly Humboldt! Get support from the Office of Student Life and Funding Board Coordinator every step of the way! Apply Today!

 Want to decide how this money is spent? Join the Funding Board!

The funding board is a student collective composed of representatives from different student groups, organizations, and campus departments whose primary goal is to review student proposed event funding requests for approval. Have a first hand look at new proposed campus events and support your peers in making their event dreams a reality!



Looking for an on-campus job in Event Planning & Support?

The Funding Board is currently seeking new members! Apply today on Handshake to the STUDENT EVENT PROGRAMMER position in the Office of Student Life to be considered. Once members have been hired we will begin reviewing applications.

The Funding Application will open FRIDAY OCT. 6TH for events starting in NOVEMBER



  • Can it be combined with other funding sources such as AS grants? Yes, feel free to utilize other funding options to build the budget you need.
  • Can we use this funding to help put on a fundraiser? No, the primary goal of events put on with this funding should be to engage, cultivate, and build our campus community.
  • How do we use the money once it is awarded? You will work closely with the Funding Board Coordinator to plan  your event and they can assist with purchases using their procurement card. 
  • Can I use this funding for an event during winter/summer break? No, this funding is only available for events hosted during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Can this funding be used for an event only open to my particular club or department? No, these events cannot be restricted to one specific demographic
  • Can staff or faculty apply for this funding for department hosted events? No. Department collaborations are allowed and welcomed but students must be the primary event organizers when using this funding
  • How much can we request? We have not set a cap but we ask that you be mindful of your event expenses. Our hope is that this funding will allow many students/student groups the opportunity to host events that support and enrich the campus community as a whole.

For a full overview of the Funding Board's rules and regulations CLICK HERE

What can this money be used for?

What can this money be used for?

  • Catering/ Refreshments;

  • Publicity (flyers, posters, newspaper ads, etc.);

  • Travel & lodging costs for speaker/performer;

  • Film rights;

  • Non-permanent supplies;

  • Equipment rental;

  • Clothing or costumes ONLY when integral to the event (ie. cultural events) pending SAFB Coordinator approval;

  • Decorations;

  • Tournaments & Games (Non-fundraisers);

  • Fees for speaker/performer;

Be a Board Member

Be a Board Member

As a board member you...

  • Are a representative of student organizations or a campus department
  • Review event funding applications & ensure they meet requirements
  • Vote to approve funding to students and student groups to host their own events


  • 1 academic year commitment (minimum)
  • Attend  training at the start of each semester

  • Attend application review meetings twice a month

  • Maintain GPA of 2.0 or higher for Undergrad/ GPA 3.0 or higher for Post Baccalaureate

Submit Your Application HERE!

TIME Makes ALL the Difference


  • EVENT FUNDING APPLICATIONS must be submitted within 5 business days prior to the committee meeting in order to be heard the following week.
  • EVENT FUNDING APPLICATIONS should be submitted 20 business days prior to your event date to allow appropriate time for planning.

Board Meeting Dates

Additional meetings to review applications will be added as needed.
The SAFB meets on the following dates:

Have Questions?

Marylisa Wood, Student Activities & Funding Board Coordinator

(707) 826-5695

Set Up a Meeting: