The Start-up & Enhancement Fundraising fund is open to both Intercollegiate & Interscholastic polo programs and is used as a tool to accomplish the USPA stated goal of supporting those I/I schools and clubs in need. All applications are reviewed by the I/I S&E Committee on a rolling basis and will be approved on a first come, first served basis. The committee reserves the right to have the program re-submit applications to include further detail or information.

Application Process

  • Submit an application – All applications must be fully completely.
  • Call with I/I Staff – Once the application is received an I/I staff member will reach out to you to schedule a time to discuss the fundraiser.
  • Update application if needed- After the call with staff any final details such as a timeline or costs must be finalized before review by the Funding Committee.
  • Committee Review & Approval
  • Follow Up – At least one check in is required after approval to allow staff to check in on the planning and execution of the fundraiser
  • Submit Reimbursement Paperwork and Recap

Costs associated with putting on a fundraiser, to include, but not limited to:

  • Venue rental
  • Food/Caterer – if the food is to be purchased
  • Merchandise
  • Event insurance
  • USPA Umpires
  • Advertising & Promotion

Funds may not be used to reimburse:

  • Items purchased as ‘giveaways’
  • Silent Auction items
  • Live Auction items
  • Liquor

All applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the fundraiser. We recommend additional time for planning and implementation.