2019 College Radio Grant Program
The College Radio Foundation (CRF) celebrates and recognizes all forms of student radio (online, cable, carrier current, FM, and AM) as equals. The CRF’s mission is to support the activities and continuing operations of all college radio stations in North America. As a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, the CRF raises funds through sponsorship of events such as College Radio Day. This money is then put directly back into the hands of college radio stations in the form of grants, known as The College Radio Fund.
The College Radio Fund provides deserving college radio stations in need of financial assistance with financial grants. These grants can be used by stations to maintain their functionality as college radio stations through equipment purchases and repairs, covering the cost of licensing, or through continuing education at college radio related conferences. A grant can also be used to help a station with their own promotional events and activities.
Station Grant Award Procedure
Every application submitted for consideration for a station grant will be looked at by the Grants Committee without the station being identified during the process. Only the Executive Director of the College Radio Foundation will know the identity of each applicant during consideration, and it will not be revealed to the members of the Committee until after the final decisions have been made. The Executive Director does not participate in the deliberation process and does not cast a vote in the selection of the recipients. This blind-voting method ensures that, regardless of university or other student media organizational affiliation, the recipients are selected entirely on the basis of their need and/or merit. The only other criteria for consideration is that your station participated in College Radio Day 2019.
Only one (1) application per station, per semester, will be accepted.
For FALL 2019:
We are offering three (3) $1,000 station grants and two (2) $2,000 grants. Deadline for applications is November 25, 2019. Recipients will be announced on January 13, 2020.
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(THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH THE GRANTS BOARD).
Your email address (to be used as primary contact):
Your radio station name / call letters
College/University you are affiliated with:
IS YOUR STATION A COLLEGE RADIO DAY PARTICIPATING STATION?
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PLEASE COMPLETE AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION NOT REQUIRED, ALTHOUGH THE GRANTS COMMITTEE MAY CONTACT YOU FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VIA THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. THIS INFORMATION *WILL* BE SHARED WITH THE GRANTS BOARD.
IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS ON A WORD DOCUMENT SO YOU CAN CUT AND PASTE INTO THESE FORM FIELDS (JUST IN CASE).
** PLEASE AVOID SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFYING YOUR RADIO STATION BY NAME **
Please describe the mission and vision of your college radio station. Include what you hope to achieve in the future with your radio station, even if money was not an issue.
Please tell us why you are applying for this grant. Items to include: if the money from this grant is mission critical (needed to accomplish day to day operations at the station), if this grant will fully or partially fund a purchase, how you intended to spend the money (license renewal fees, student conference costs, studio enhancements/equipment upgrades, etc.), and how this grant would effect your students/school.
If there is any other information that you think is important for the Grants Committee to consider, please tell us here. Do NOT include anything that might specifically identify your station (call letters, position statement, etc.). It is OK to leave this space blank.