MCC Grant

The Multicultural Council Event Grant

Funded by the Chancellor’s Office and Multicultural Student Center (MSC), the Multicultural Council (MCC) Grant provides funding for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and non-RSO student groups for multicultural programs on the UW-Madison campus. Funding decisions are made by the MSC Program and Grant Board, a board of student representatives who are elected/appointed annually.

Mission Alignment

All funding requests must align with the mission of the Multicultural Student Center, which is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. In addition, funding requests must meet two or more of the following four requirements:

  • Educational in Scope: Social Justice Education, Cultural Education, Identity Exploration and/or incorporated into classroom education
  • Fosters Leadership Development: Event Planning, Critical Thinking, and/or Problem Solving (for participants) And Professional Networking, Employment Seeking Skills, Exposure to career options, etc.
  • Fosters Community Development: Relationship Building [within & across racial/ethnic communities], Heritage & Awareness Observations, Participation in Campus-wide events (Welcome Week, Homecoming, Parents Weekend, etc.)


Spring 2021

Spring Deadlines for Grant

For Events Held Between: Apply by:
Jan 27 – Feb 9 Jan 15, 2021 *
Feb 10 – Feb 23 Jan 27, 2021
Feb 24 – Mar 9 Feb 10, 2021
Mar 10 – Mar 23 Feb 24, 2021
Mar 24 – April 06 Mar 10, 2021
April 07 – April 20 Mar 24, 2021
After April 21 April 7, 2021


*Special Deadline for Early Spring Funding

Hearing Dates

1/20, 2/03, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14 

The MCC grant application opens on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 and remains open until April 2021, or until funds run out. Students must apply at least 30 days before their program date and are encouraged to apply earlier.

RSO’s must have an account on WIN.

Apply here


  • Food: Must be approved by MCC Grant Administrator

To be considered for the, following you must apply to ASM first, then MCC

  • Printing through University Services (i.e. Student Print)
  • Space Rental (on-campus only)
  • Equipment Rental
  • Lodging (at State Rate)
  • Honorarium
    • A University Contract and W9 form must be signed by payee and submitted to the MCC Grant Administrator within a month of the event
    • International payees must provide proper documentation of appropriate Visa status at least four weeks before the event