Proposals Funded 2020-2021

Below is a list of project proposals that have received funding through the Wellness Fund for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click on any proposals for further information.

List of Projects

Recreational Sports Nutrition Program

Description: This is an RSF, UHS, & Student Nutrition Advocacy Club (SNAC) partnership designed to bring students critical nutirion, dietetic, and hands-on education through RSF. 

Funding Amounts:

  • $99,872 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 3

Free Testing First [Week/End Day]

Description: This program, Free Testing First Fridays, intends on implementing free STI/HIV testing for both SHIP and non-SHIP students on the first Friday of each month, beginning with a pilot launch in Fall 2020. Free Testing First Fridays would be integrated within existing Tang offerings as this proposal seeks a sustainable funding stream to cover costs associated with testing on these monthly dates, revolutionizing how we approach secual healthcare without needing to revolutionize the institution itself.

Funding Amounts:

  • $53,494 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 3

Rec Sports REST Zone: Update and Expand

Description: This proposal is to purchase three massage chairs to expand the Rec Sports REST Zone. It provides opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance tehir health and wellbeing.

Funding Amounts:

  • $15,000 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 1

Restorative Practices Coordinator Multi-Year Request

Description: In December 2019 the Wellness Fund Committee funded half of the salary of the new Restorative Practices Coordinator in the Center for Student Conduct, whose primary role is to build out alternative resolution pathways for responses to conflict and harm at UC Berkeley. The new staff member will spend the first six months of their role working with campus partners and students to develop and implement alternative resolution pathways.

Funding Amounts:

  • $61,373 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 5

Bridges + MCC Wellness Initiative

Description: As partners for this initiative, bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Multicultural Community Center (MCC), have been collaborating over the past three years, with the support of the Wellness Fund, to address persistent gaps in direct mental health and wellness services for students of color on campus, specifically student of color leaders who dedicate a great deal of their time and energy to addressing campus climate issues.

Funding Amounts:

  • $258,575 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 5

Black Womxn Well

Description: Black Womxn Well programming seeks to counter the impacts of weathering and chronic stress on Cal’s Black female-identified student body. BWW proposes to provide health/wellness centered capacity-building, education, and resources tailored to Black female-identified students.

Funding Amounts:

  • $13,500 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 1

T-Cal: Transgender and Non-Binary Students' Peer Support Group

Description: T-Cal is a weekly peer support group for transgender and non-binary UCB students. Participants check in on each other’s wellbeing and discuss topics relevant to navigating life outside the gender normativity. Student Facilitators ensure that discussions are carried out in an affirming and respectful environment, and offer aid in crisis situations (e.g. calling emergency hotline on behalf of a member.

Funding Amounts:

  • $13,150 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 4

Bridges Community Health Bank

Description: With the support of the Wellness Fund, bridges Multicultural Resource Center (bridges MRC)has successfully implemented a free and accessible health supply bank for the bridges communities, which are primarily students of color from underrepresented groups on campus. This community health bank has been successfully incorporated into the offices, lounges, and working spaces for the bridges coalition, an extensive network of students totaling nearly 18% of the UC Berkeley campus including both undergraduate and graduate students of color.

Funding Amounts:

  • $10,000 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 4

Graduate Student Mindfulness Training Pilot

Description: Pilot project with proper roadmapping for future rollout of subscription if successful looks very doable. Plus support from the app developer themselves.

Funding Amounts:

  • $7,900 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 1

SSWANA Initiative Health & Wellness Project

Description: The project serves and supports the aforementioned communities in an institution that has historically glossed over the deficits and gaps present in many SSWANA-identified students’ experience at UC Berkeley. Though the program is multifaceted, the programming described in this proposal will pertain to the “Community Health” programming in the center.

Funding Amounts:

  • $49,608 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 3

Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI)

Description: The Muslim Mental Health Initiative is a program that seeks to provide a variety of wellness services to the campus community, specifically hoping to address the stigmitization of mental health topics for the Muslim student community. Some of these services include drop-in consultations, UmmahTalks, RealTalks, workshops, support groups, and Wellness Parties.

Funding Amounts:

  • $65,200 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 3

Climbing Wall

Description: The goal of this proposal is to convert one of the underused racquetball courts in the RSF into a climbing wall. This wall would offer primarily bouldering space, but there would be a few ropes in the back for instructional purposes as well as the possibility for adaptive climbing events. The money from the Wellness Fund would pay for the initial costs of infrastructure: the wall, holds, and flooring. This funding proposal for the rock wall is much more sustainable to fund via Wellness compared to past proposals. Significantly better compared to prior applications.

Funding Amounts:

  • $36,171 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 7

GA Graduate Wellness Center Program Expansion

This project would establish a second CAPS satellite office for graduate students and pay for one full-time CAPS counselor to exclusively serve the U.C. Berkeley graduate student population, with particular emphasis on experience serving graduate students from traditionally marginalized and excluded backgrounds.

Funding Amounts:

  • $211,649 (July 2020)

Years of Funding: 5