Funding Resources for SAA Groups

A number of funding resources exist to support the initiatives and activities of SAA's many component groups (committees, boards, working groups, task forces, and Sections). Read more below on the various resources available.

Note: If an SAA component group wishes to seek resources (whether cash or in kind) from any source outside SAA, Executive Committee approval must be obtained in every instance before approaching the source. Proposals should be routed through the executive director and Council liaison, with sufficient time for consideration by the Executive Committee, which will respond within 30 days.


All SAA component groups (committees, boards, working groups, task forces, and Sections) are eligible to apply to SAA for special funding toward critical and innovative projects. Projects should support critical needs, explore new and leading ideas, build on previous work, and/or demonstrate a measureable impact. Project funding is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the SAA Council. Projects that involve collaboration across multiple Sections are strongly encouraged.

Special project funding requests can be submitted at any time. However, Sections are strongly encouraged to submit requests by March 1 for consideration as part of the SAA annual budget cycle. Requests should be submitted to your Council liaison (contact information available here) and . Please see the Component Group Funding Request Form (below) for more details.


If you have an urgent off-cycle request, please complete the Mid-Cycle Funding Request Form and send to your Council liaison and . Limited funding for off-cycle requests may be available at the discretion of the President and the Executive Director. 


SAA component groups are eligible to apply for grants from the SAA Foundation for projects ranging from $500 to $5,000. Letters of inquiry are due each year by November 15. For more information, please see the Foundation’s Grant Application Process and Guidelines.