College Radio Station Grants

crfundlogonewGrants applications for 2020 are now closed

The deadline for grant applications was January 15th and recipients will be announced on February 8, 2021. To apply, please visit here:

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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 bi-annual grants, known as The College Radio Grant Program.

The College Radio Grant Program 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 of a station grant will be looked at by the Grants Committee, a sub-committee of the College Radio Foundation Board of Trustees, 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 is registered to participate in College Radio Day / World College Radio Day.

Only one (1) application per station, per semester, will be accepted.

For FALL 2020:

Thanks to the generosity of rock legend Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation, this year we are offering through The College Radio Foundation five (5) $2,000 Bret Grants for college radio stations.

Additionally, thanks to the generosity of our World College Radio Day 2020 sponsors (Live365, B&H Edu Advantage, Hindenburg Systems, Spinitron, Airtime Sourcefabric, Broadcasters General Store, Button Punks, Comrex, Emission Analytics, Jaeger Lumber, RCS Sound Software, ReelWorld, Solid Merch, SoundExchange, win-OMT Software and WMSC FM at Montclair State), the College Radio Foundation is offering an additional five (5) $1,000 grants.

ANY college radio station, in any country, that participated in World College Radio Day 2020 can apply.

The deadline for grant applications is January 15th and recipients will be announced on February 1st, 2021.