Guild Campus Gifts Grant Program


The University Guild strives to enhance the student experience at Valpo. One way the Guild does this is through Guild Campus Gift Grants.  All student organizations and campus departments are eligible to apply for grants of $500 to $5,000 to be used for the approved projects and initiatives. Guild members, who have raised the funds for these grants, vote to voice their grant recipient preferences. It’s easy to apply, so don't wait to fill out your application!

Proposal Form

Ways to Make Your Application Stand Out:

  • Stay within the word limits for the description of your project.
  • Send us photos of what you want to change. A picture says a thousand words.
  • The more students your project would benefit, the more likely it will be chosen.
  • If the project involves alterations on campus, such as furnishings, landscaping or signage, be sure it is pre-approved by the Campus Planning and Space Allocation Committee.
  • Check out descriptions of past year’s winning proposals: 

Description of Campus Gift Grants for 2014

Guild Campus Gift Grant Timeline:

  • Mar: 2015 Applications are due on March 31.
  • May: Grant applicants are notified whether their proposal was eliminated from the pool or will be included on the ballot.
  • July: Guild members vote on proposals through a ballot process.
  • Aug: Ballots are tallied at the Guild Teller Meeting.
  • Sept: Guild Board reviews vote results, considers funding available and allocates funds for grants.
  • Sept: Grant applicants are notified following Guild Annual Meeting and fund transfers are requested by Guild office.

Funds Given:

Since the 1930's, the Guild has given more than $300,000 in grant funds. There are a lot of opportunities to receive funding and your project or organization could be one to benefit this year.  Check out our past winner on the sidebar and be inspired to apply today!





Past Guild Campus Gifts Grant Recipients


  • Christus Rex and Communion Rail Restoration ($5,000)
  • Safety Equipment for Arts and Sciences Building Safety Commission ($3,500)
  • Intramural Sports Equipment ($3,500)
  • Outdoor Movie Equipment for University Programming Council ($3,000)
  • Automation Software for WVUR Radio ($5,000)
  • Renewable Energy Zone for the Mechanical Engineering Department ($2,500)
  • Web Conference Upgrade for Information Technologies ($2,500)
  • Beacon Professional Photography for The Beacon ($2,500)
  • Stress Management and Relaxation Room for Counseling Services ($2,000)
  • Student Organization Suite Cricut Request ($500)
  • Kantorei and Chorale/Chapel Choir Retreat ($3,100)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Hybrid Competition ($2,500)
  • Science Olympiad for Valparaiso University Science Olympiad ($2,500)
  • The Chinese Cultural Exploration Project for the Valparaiso University Chinese Student Association ($2,500)
  • Spring Break Service Trip Transportation ($1,700)


  • Chancel Reupholstery ($5,000)
  • Chapel Choir Retreats ($3,100)
  • Fitness Center Treadmill ($5,000)
  • MessageNet Connection for Heidbrink Hall ($4,255)
  • Shoulder and Rehabilitation Equipment ($1,150)
  • International Film Collection ($2,450)


  • Portable Desktop Recording Station for Online Instructional Modules  ($1,300)
  • Student Alumni Association Signs ($700)
  • Chapel Drum Set Upgrade ($800)
  • American Concrete Institute Concrete Field Testing Technician Certification ($1,692)
  • iPads for Department of Education ($2,400)
  • Web-streaming Technology for Duesenberg Recital Hall ($5,000)
  • Maji Safi for Masaera Service Learning Project ($5,000)


  • Medical Mission Trip for the College of Nursing ($4,800)
  • Refinished Recital Hall Piano in the Duesenberg Recital Hall ($5,000)
  • Mimio Capture System in Information Technology ($1,100)
  • Campus Entertainment Package in the Harre Union ($2,600)
  • Technology Upgrade in Mueller Hall ($5,000)


  • Lutheran Deaconess Association kitchen remodeling ($1,100)
  • Health Center CPR/AED Training ($1,500)
  • Counseling Center Training Equipment ($4,000)
  • Health Center Influenza Prevention Program ($2,500)
  • Engineers Without Borders 2011 Mission Trip ($5,000)
  • Closed Circuit Televisions for Residence Hall lobbies ($5,000)


  • Celebrate! Sound Equipment ($912)
  • Nicaragua Mission Work ($1,500)
  • Refurbish Chapel Handbells ($2,000)
  • Wireless Access in Miller Hall ($3,500)
  • Engineers Without Borders Tanzania Water Project ($5,000)
  • Kretzmann Hall Welcome Desk ($5,000)


  • Wireless Internet for Mueller Hall ($5,000)
  • White Boards in Meier Hall ($2,496)    
  • Kretzmann Lobby Furniture ($2,500)
  • College of Nursing SimBaby Funding ($1,000)
  • RA Collaboration and Resource Room supplies ($4,500)
  • Funding for the VU Chorale Carnegie Hall Performance ($5,000)
  • College Mentors for Kids ($1,500)
  • Delta Sigma Pi Concession Stand Equipment ($500)
  • Student Seating Section for Soccer Fields ($4,165)
  • Union Multicultural Room kitchen appliances ($500)
  • Information Technology Virtual Social Network ($394)
  • College of Engineering Braille Machine Project ($750)


  • Counseling Center Academic Success Booklets ($300)
  • Multicultural Student Retention Program ($500)
  • Social Work Capital Trip ($530)
  • Lutheran Deaconess Association Wireless Internet ($1,000)