Club Finance Council

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Club Finance Council, or CFC, allocates ASUCD money to UC Davis officially SPAC recognized student clubs for specific projects, based on the merits of those projects.

Councilmembers act as consultants to hundreds of clubs and assist them with organizing their budget and other supporting documents. The council also maneuvers line items to maximize the club's chances in getting fund.

Only Undergraduate Clubs can receive funding, meaning that the club must have five undergraduates as official officers for the club. However, the club can have as many graduate student or non-student members as it wants, so this really amounts to a meaningless restriction in many cases.

Grad student groups can be funded by the Graduate Student Association through the ucdgsaOrganizations Fund.

A message from the current Chair of CFC:
Comments made below are all outdated and do not represent the efficiency and ease of navigating through CFC paperwork.
Over 100 clubs applied and received funding in the academic years of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Over $80,000 were allocated in both of those years. This represents how informed most student organizations are about CFC and the unrestricted ease for applying for funds.

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2005-04-21 18:42:30   If you've ever wondered why people dislike ASUCD and/or SPAC, look no further than CFC. This program successfully scares people away from asking for funding simply by showing how much nonsense you have to go through to get even minimal funding. This is truly a level of bureaucracy that would make Big Brother jealous. —JonathonLeathers


2005-04-21 19:54:35   I second that. I looked into getting CFC financing for the Aggie Micro Aeronatuics club and fled in terror. —ArlenAbraham


2005-04-21 23:09:21   CFC is the biggest bureaucratic nightmare on campus. Its not worth the time spent trying to fill out one of their applications or attend their meetings/Inquisition to get money for your club. —AshleyOrsaba



2006-04-12 00:08:05   Could we get a list of CFC board members and officers? —PaulHarms


2006-04-12 00:18:28   A fair amount of bureaucracy is necessary in CFC; ASUCD expects the Club Finance Council to distribute ASUCD funds to student clubs in a fair and unbiased manner. ASUCD uses the CFC to avoid the problems faced by ASUC at UC Berkeley, where funds are distributed directly by the ASUC Senate.

That being said, CFC has a serious image problem in many circles. BOARD MEMBERS OF THE CLUB FINANCE COUNCIL SHOULD BE MORE DIPLOMATIC IN ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF CLUB LEADERS, ASUCD OFFICIALS, AND THE PUBLIC. IT IS, AFTER ALL, THEIR MONEY (FROM STUDENT FEES) BEING ALLOCATED.

I doubt anyone can argue with that, and I encourage to edit the above comment and bring a friendlier tone to this discussion. —PaulHarms, ASUCD Internal Affairs

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