The Live It Fund empowers students filled with hope and drive to transform their ideas into action to change the world for good.

Kashvi January 2022 Live It FundThe Live It Fund funds students who identify an opportunity or problem and propose an innovative solution. Since 2010, the Live It Fund has provided funding for projects with awards up to $1,500 in J-Term, followed by an opportunity to apply for summer funding of up to $7,000. Macalester students continue to inspire us with their passion, creativity, and incredible embodiment of global citizenship.


Live It Fund J-Term 2023 Important Dates: 

  • Tuesday, September 6th Application opens!
  • Thursday, September 15th from 12-1pm Live It Fund Virtual Info Session will be held via Zoom. Find the Zoom link here and or above.
  • Thursday, September 22nd & Tuesday, October 4th from 12-1pm Live It Fund in-person office hours will be held in the Idea Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. Drop by to ask an Entrepreneurship and Innovation staff member any questions you may have about the program. 
  • Monday, October 10th at 9 am Applications Due! Students must submit a fully completed application and all required accompanying materials which includes a resume and short 2-3 minute video.
  • Friday, October 14th First communication will be sent. Students will find out if they have been selected to continue to the next round of IRB, finance reviews.
  • Monday, October 24th  Final awards will be announced
  • Monday, November 14th at 9 am If selected, final work plan and budget are due. 
  • Tuesday, November 15th from 11:30am-1pm If selected, required training lunch will take place in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation office space on the 2nd floor of the library (free lunch provided).
  • Tuesday, November 29th from 11:30-12:30pm If selected, the required final reflection meeting will take place in LIB250 (free lunch provided).
  • Wednesday, January 18th Final day of the Live It Fund J-Term 2023 program