Jesse Snow Memorial Fund Grant
Jesse Snow 1981-2001
Jesse Snow, a 20-year-old Sac State student, was fatally injured in October 2001, following an evening of drinking at a local restaurant. At the request of parents, Patricia Metzger-Snow and Stephen Snow, the restaurant has made a $50,000 donation available to Sac State.
The Snow Family has established three priorities for use of these funds by the campus. All proposals should meet one or more of the following funding priorities
- Alcohol education and prevention programs;
- On-campus, non-alcoholic social events that target a general Sac State student audience; and
- Development of the ASI Safe Rides program (approximately 20% of the fund)
Special consideration shall be given to projects/activities that:
- Encourage healthy lifestyle choices without alcohol;
- Are innovative;
- Have demonstrable need;
- Benefit and appeal to the greatest number of Sac State students; and
- Include collaboration with other funding sources.
The following will not be considered for funding:
- Requests submitted after the deadline;
- Request with incomplete applications, lacking budget forms and written quotes;
- Requests for commencement-related expenses for specific student groups;
- Requests that are self-serving or of benefit to only special interest groups or persons;
- Requests for the hiring of personnel or travel;
- Requests for personal or institutional loans;
- Requests for computers, related hardware and software, or components to build a computer;
- Requests to support events related to membership recruitment or induction;
- Requests for funding for projects/activities/events occurring prior to approval of funding request;
- Requests that are not typewritten;
- Requests that do not meet one or more of the funding priorities; and
- Requests for events that include the service of alcohol.
Guidelines, Criteria and Considerations
The subcommittee will consider requests for funding where the: applicant is or represents a department or recognized student organization on the Sac State campus;
- Proposal clearly meets one or more of the funding priorities;
- Proposal provides a specific, detailed invoice or official price quote for each individual item for which funds are being requested;
- Need for funding is clearly established and documented in the written proposal;
- Proposal indicates careful planning, ability to implement, and specific responsibility for project/activity/event success;
- Goals of the project/activity/event are clearly stated and feasibility and accomplishment of stated goals are within stated timeline;
- Target audience is Sac State students; and
- Application is complete.
Funding consideration normally shall be on a one-time basis. However, recurring projects/activities that are an integral part of University activity and/or achieve high visibility and make significant contributions to the University community may be considered along with non-recurring projects/activities.
Funds must be used within six months of the award date, unless otherwise specified by the Jesse Snow Memorial Fund Committee. Requests for extensions must be submitted in advance and in writing to the chair of the Alcohol Advisory Council.
As a condition of funding, award recipients will be expected to submit a final report indicating how funding was spent and including a summary of the event/activity that was funded.
Funds will be made available through an application process to the Alcohol Advisory Council Jesse Snow Memorial Fund subcommittee.
The subcommittee will be made up of the following representatives:
- The Chair of the Alcohol Advisory Council
- Faculty Representative
- Health Education Representative
- Residential Life Representative
- Sacramento Community Representative
- ASI Student Representative
- Student Representative
If an application is submitted from an area represented by one of the subcommittee members, the individual will be recused from reviewing that application.
Applications will be reviewed each semester by the Jesse Snow Memorial Fund Review Committee, a sub-committee of the Alcohol Advisory Council.
Partial funds may be awarded and limitations may be placed on the use of awarded funds.
When feasible, all printed materials should acknowledge funding from the Jesse Snow Memorial Fund.
- Submit one copy of a typed, completed application and budget worksheet by 4:30 pm on the deadline date to Room 1011 of the Health & Wellness Promotion Department at The WELL or by emailing the application to Amelia Stults at email@example.com.
- Include a written quote from each vendor for each specific line item you are requesting.
Single request for funding of projects/activities/events normally will not exceed $2,500 for any given semester.
Please contact Amelia Stults at (916) 278-6026 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the next funding cycle.