CAS Student Catering Grants

We recognize that the recognized student organizations on campus enhance a student's liberal arts education and provide a source of engagement, entertainment, and learning.

There are a limited amount of funds available for each semester.  We encourage you to submit your grant application as soon as possible to ensure that your application is able to be considered.

Grant funds remaining for the Spring 2015 semester
as of 2/25/15:  $1,100 ($15,000 originally available)

We are proud to have been able to contribute to the events that allowed students to raise money during their events during the fall of 2014.
-Student Orgs were able to raise $1,900 for their organizations
-Money raised for charitable organizations totaled $3,814 + 102 canned goods
  Those charities that benefited from the hard work of the student organizations are:
      American Cancer Society
     American Red Cross
     Doctors Without Borders
     Give Kids The World
     Haven House
     Horizon Health Services
     Livingston Arts
     Make A Wish
     Partners In Health

Grant Types:

  • Small Grant - up to $100 (single group event)
  • Large Grant - up to $500 (college wide event)
  • Recognized student organizations may be awarded one grant per semester; only one large grant per year.


  • You must be a SUNY Geneseo recognized Student Organization to apply.  Non-recognized student organizations or outside groups are not eligible to apply.
  • Application must be submitted a minimum of 15 business days prior to the event.
  • Cultural Dinner Events are available for organizations that are a member of ACES and have additional qualifications and timelines; the process for ACES Cultural Dinners must be started 6 weeks prior to the event. You can view the timeline and ACES Cultural Dinner contract here.


  • Application includes a written statement that supplies details of the event, how the event benefits your organization and how CAS's assistance will enhance the event.
  • All events need to be held on campus and room/area needs to be coordinated through Campus Scheduling and Events (245-5500) prior to grant application submission.
  • All food for events is to be ordered from CAS through Impressions Catering.
  • CAS Catering Grant events cannot be held at the Big Tree Inn. 

Additional Large Grant Requirements:

  • In the grant application, you must explain how the event is open, beneficial and educational to the college community.
  • The event must be publicized to the entire campus community.  Advertising must consist of at least posters, Facebook event, and an email through whatsup-l.  Details of the advertising must be included in the grant application.
  • All organization fundraisers or charitable events: the money raised must be reported back to CAS within one week of the event. 

If Grant is Approved:

  • Food needs to be ordered a minimum of 7 business days prior to the event and picked up from a CAS Restaurant or Cafe arranged by the Catering Manager.
  • The amount of food provided will be determined by what is deemed appropriate by the CAS Catering Manager or the Culinary Team.
  • CAS must be published as a sponsor of your event.  For large events, CAS must be tagged in the Facebook event (CAS@SUNYGeneseo), whatsup email must be forwarded to after it is sent, and a poster with CAS and Impressions Catering logo must be emailed to a minimum of three days prior to the event.


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CAS reserves the right to deny applications based on qualifications, requirements, fund depletion or availability.