Using the Community Chest is easy. After all event finances are closed, your organizing team will receive an email listing the available Community Chest balance and provide instructions for how to spend your funds. Here are the points to keep in mind.

  • 50% of the revenue is put in a fund for the Organizing team to use (after the event). Once the event level finances are closed, your team will receive an email stating the available Community Chest balance. We’ll work work with your team to provide funding suggestions and make sure you have everything set up to use funds easily.

  • You need to use your funds within 6 months of your event date. Unfortunately, stagnant funds become a liability if they are left unused and can create problems for our non-profit status. More importantly though, we want to encourage organizers to actually use their funds! If your team does not specify a use, Startup Weekend will donate your funds, on your team’s behalf, to where support is needed most.

  • It should be a collective decision amongst your team to decide how you spend your Community Chest. Since putting on the event is a team effort, delegating your funds should be too.

  • Community Chest balances are accounted for separately for each event. Your team will not have access to past funds from different organizing groups (unless they give their consent).

Click here to submit an application for Community Chest.