UCM ALumni Foundation
Opportunity Grant Program 


The UCM Alumni Foundation launched the Opportunity Grant program in 2013 support targeted, innovative student-centered ideas of University of Central Missouri faculty and staff that benefit the university’s learning environment and students’ academic experience. In keeping with our mission to cultivate, manage and distribute resources in support of the University of Central Missouri the Opportunity Grant Program supports employees 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.

Opportunity Grants start at $100 with a maximum possible award of $5,000 and are funded in the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and must fund expenses related to a specific project. Applicants are limited to one proposal per year. Grant funds available vary by year but have ranged from $25,000 to $40,000 annually. Opportunity Grants are made possible by donor contributions to the Central Annual Fund


Learn more about the FY22 Opportunity Grant recipients and their projects here >>

Check out our Opportunity Grant Help Guide here >>


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Phone: 660-543-8000 | alumni@ucmo.edu

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