Awesome Fund: Empowering Student Clubs to Do Cool Stuff

Supported by a generous Hopkins alumnus, a matching donation from his employer, and the family & friends of Ethan Lang (Class of 2009)


The Awesome Fund provides modest grants to registered new or existing Student Clubs (with a faculty adviser). We aim to fund Student Clubs to pursue ideas/projects that:

  • help other students,
  • enhance the community, or
  • heighten students’ educational experience and their interest in school

Thanks to our generous donors, we plan to distribute $4 – 6,000 in Awesome Fund grants during the 2021/22 academic year.


Student leaders of new or existing Student Clubs are encouraged to apply for an Awesome Fund grant on behalf of your club. Work with fellow members of your club, as well as your faculty advisor (who must sign the application).

Click here to see recent Awesome Fund grant winners.


Now! Apply whenever you have a request that meets HEF’s guidelines.


It’s easy!  Read these simple grant guidelines, then complete this online application form. Please do NOT submit your application directly to HEF. Any questions? Please contact HEF Board Member Paul Spilde at

Kendama Club 2 Awesome Fund grant spring 2020


Click here to see Awesome Fund grant winners.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.