Your gifts to the UVA Parents Fund support many essential areas of the student experience: health, wellness, and safety services; academic and career planning; diversity initiatives; volunteer efforts; club sports; and more.

The Parents Program has allocated more than $1 million across Grounds annually for the last several academic years. Members of the Parents Council administer the grants and prefer to provide “seed money” to initiate new programs or to meet a one-time need—not to provide annual funding for existing programs.

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Thanks to parents like you, the UVA Parents Program is able to provide a margin of excellence for our undergraduate students. See a full listing of all grants awarded Academic Year 2023–24

Our Grant Cycle for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is currently closed. The cycle for the 2024-25 Academic year will begin on August 1, 2024.  Those seeking additional funding opportunities click here. 

For the 2023-24 cycle, all student applicants will be required to participate in a grant training session provided by the UVA Parents Program. More information on this will be forthcoming this fall.

The Rainy Day Fund

The UVA Parents Program offers one-time grants to current undergraduate students facing unexpected financial hardship. In 2016, an anonymous gift from a UVA family created the Parents Rainy Day Fund. This endowed fund helps students facing financial hardship that potentially could derail their studies by providing one-time grants for basic necessities or other unforeseen expenses, such as travel costs during a family emergency. Learn More