UCM ALumni Foundation
Opportunity Grant Program 


The UCM Alumni Foundation launched the Opportunity Grant program in 2013 to support targeted, innovative student-centered activities of University of Central Missouri faculty and staff that result in significant outcomes that benefit the university’s learning environment and students’ academic experience. Grants start at $100 with a maximum possible award of $5,000 and are funded in the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The grants are made possible each year by donor contributions to the Central Annual Fund


Access the FY21 Opportunity Grant Application Packet here >>

Check out our Opportunity Grant Help Guide here >>


Opportunity Grants must fund expenses related to a specific project. Examples of allowable expenses include research, service projects, supplies, equipment, and software. Types of expenses not covered include salaries, release time, conference fees, travel, assistantships, or food costs. Applicants are limited to one proposal per year.

The UCM Alumni Foundation’s mission is to cultivate, manage and distribute resources in support of the University of Central Missouri. In keeping with that mission, the UCM Alumni Foundation established the Opportunity Grant Program in support of faculty and staff who have ideas, but insufficient funding. Through a competitive process, the UCM Alumni Foundation Opportunity Grant program provides one-time seed money for projects that advance the University’s strategic plan and result in significant outcomes.

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University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation
PO Box 800, Smiser Alumni Center
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Phone: 660-543-8000 | Fax: 660-543-4705 | alumni@ucmo.edu

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