FUNDING: As a benefit of a partnership with Indiana Campus Compact, we provide partner campuses financial support for projects, research, and collaboration in community engagement and service-learning.

EXPERTISE: In addition to the funding, we offer technical support throughout the application process from Laura Weaver, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning. Laura is also available for consultation and coaching throughout the activity period to help your funded project succeed.

WHAT’S NEXT? Browse the grant descriptions below (click on the grant name to learn more) and then, if you have questions or want to discuss your ideas, send Laura an email at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org to set up a time to chat.


The Indiana Campus Compact 25th Anniversary Faculty Fellow grant supports the work of one former Faculty Fellow as seeks to accomplish one of the following goals:

  1. Document the collective impact that the 25 years of the Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Program has had; or
  2. Benchmark the Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Program against similar programs, and if necessary, make recommendations for improvements.

Letters of intent are due on March 22, 2021 and full proposals are due on April 26, 2021.


The Indiana Campus Compact Research With and About Community Engagement supports original research that is either:

  1. in partnership with community organizations or community members and is focused on topics, issues, or questions from the community because the community has determined they are important, relevant, or timely
  2. is about the impact of community engagement on organizational change at the institution (higher education or community organization) and the impact it has on the institution’s stakeholders.

Last opportunity to submit a full proposal for funding is May 10, 2021.


The Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program supports the development of engaged faculty scholars in a year-long learning community experience. Each year selected scholars work collaboratively on a scholarly project that seeks to advance the understanding and practice of community engagement. Additionally, Fellows incorporate community engagement into the three components of faculty work—teaching, research, and service.

Currently accepting Letters of Intent
Full proposals are due on May 10, 2021.


The Indiana Campus Compact High-Impact Community Engagement Practices grant supports the development and implementation of high-impact community engagement learning practices in both curricular and co-curricular settings. Funded projects support strong reciprocal community-campus partnerships that strengthen student learning, and further support a culture of community engagement within the institution. Funding for COVID-19 Projects available.

Full proposals are accepted on a quarterly basis on the second Monday in August, November, February, and May.


The Indiana Campus Compact Strengthening Communities grant supports a wide range of community engagement experiences designed in such a way that participants are able to further develop a deeper understanding of civic learning and democratic engagement, and further the development of high-quality community-campus partnerships in which all partners are able to transcend self-interest as a means of seeking mutual benefit. Funding for Covid- Projects available.

Full proposals are accepted monthly on the second Monday.

Allowable Grant Costs

Grant funds may only be used on direct expenses associated with the development/implementation of the project. Allowable expenses include:

  • Stipends
    • Community partner staff (or individual community members) stipends/honorary payments as a means of compensation for expertise/knowledge shared, time invested, work/research done, and/or scholarship (g., traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) co-produced and/or resources used throughout the project.
    • University or college Community Engagement Professionals (professional staff) and faculty stipends as a means of compensation for time invested, work/research done, and/or scholarship (g., traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) produced.
      • Student stipends, or institutional scholarships, as a means of compensation for work (e.g., peer mentoring, project design and implementation assistance) and/or research done, and/or scholarship (e.g., traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) co-produced throughout the project.
    • Marketing and Public Awareness
      • Printing for flyers, publications, etc., only when charges can be tracked to the specific project
      • Advertisements (including social media boosts and advertisements specifically related to project, only when charges can be linked to the specific project,
      • Apparel with the Indiana Campus Compact logo included, up to 10% of the requested grant funds
    • Project supplies & Equipment
      • Printing and copying, only when charges can be tracked to the specific project
      • Equipment with no more than a one-year useful life and/or under $100, must be specifically related to the project
      • Books/Publications specifically related to the project activities and when used as project supplies
    • Travel, must be specifically related to the project and/or dissemination of scholarly work related to the project
      • Registration
      • Accommodations
      • Mileage
      • Vehicle rental
      • Fuel reimbursement
      • Per Diem
    • Hospitality, up to 50% of requested grant funds
      • Third-party space rental for off-campus facilities
      • Meals for meetings and/or events specifically related to the project
      • Fees for equipment use, only when there is commonly a charge for usage

Unallowable Grant Costs

Grant funds may not be requested for indirect expenses. Non-allowable expenses include:

  • Travel
    • Any registration costs for events hosted by Indiana Campus Compact
  • Project supplies & equipment
    • Equipment with a useful life of more than one-year and/or over $100, unless otherwise approved by Indiana Campus Compact in writing
    • Computer software, unless otherwise approved by Indiana Campus Compact in writing
    • Office equipment (e.g., copiers, fax machines)
    • Computers/Tablets
    • General office supplies (e.g., pens, paper)
  • Incentives
    • Payments to participants to take part in project activities (e.g., gift cards, fuel cards, cash incentives)
  • Entertainment
    • Any costs associated with, directly or indirectly, entertainment such as event or show tickets and entrance fees
  • Fundraising
  • Memberships & subscriptions
    • Memberships/subscriptions to any civic or community organization, country club, or social/professional organization
  • Marketing and Public Awareness
    • Apparel over 10% of the requested grant funds
    • Advertisements that cannot be linked to the specific project, this includes social media boost and advertisements
    • Contact Management Platforms (e.g., iContact, Mail Chimp)

Cash Match

  • Institutions will provide a cash match toward the development or implementation of the project as outlined in each grant application. This must be provided from the institution and not an outside source. Indirect costs and in-kind contributions are not considered a cash match. Appropriate documentation of expenditures must be kept on file and be made available for audit and inspection if required. This documentation must reflect expenditures toward direct project support as described in the budget and narrative of the original proposal. Stipends
  • Stipends for community partner staff (or individual community members), university or college Community Engagement Professionals (professional staff), faculty, and students as a means of compensation for expertise/knowledge shared, time invested, work/research done, scholarship (g., traditional academic, creative works, or educational or public tools) produced and/or co-produced throughout the project may be used as a cash match.

Cash Match minimums are as follows:

      • High-Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEP): 25% of the award amount
      • Strengthening Communities (SC): 25% of the award amount
      • Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement (ACCE): $11,000, 100% of the award amount
      • Faculty Fellows (FF): $1,520; Senior Faculty Fellow (SFF): $2,500 per year ($7,500 total)
      • Research With and About Community Engagement: 30% of the award


Grants funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis only, no upfront funds will be given. Grantees must work with their campus to ensure an institutional account is set up for grant expenditures. Once all reporting requirements have been met, reimbursements will be processed within thirty (30) days. Reimbursements will be paid out within thirty (30) days of the submission of a completed narrative report AND fiscal form. Reports that do not contain all the required elements, will not be considered final and will not be processed until competed.  Reimbursements are only provided to partner campuses. Campuses must be active partners of Indiana Campus Compact throughout the duration of the project to be eligible for reimbursement

Grantor Recognition

Any materials (print and/or electronic) produced with grant funds must acknowledge Indiana Campus Compact as the funder of the project and include the Indiana Campus Compact logo. The Indiana Campus Compact Style Guide  provides parameters for the use of logos, press releases, and social media tags. Failure to include Indiana Campus Compact on all/any of the referenced outlets will result in a loss of funding.  All marketing and communication (e.g., press releases, social media, public relations efforts) around the funded project must acknowledge Indiana Campus Compact as the funder and include the Indiana Campus Compact boilerplate. The Indiana Campus Compact Style Guide provides further guidelines for marketing and communication. Indiana Campus compact shall not be abbreviated in any material, created or produced.

Deadline and Submission Process


All submissions will adhere to the deadlines set forth in the Request for Proposal. All grant funds must be expended no later than May 31, 2022. Any project ending on May 31, 2022 will be required to submit full final reports no later than June 24, 2022; any report not received by that date will automatically be disqualified for funding reimbursements.

Application Process

Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application has been routed through, and approved by, their granting offices (e.g., sponsored program, contracts & grants, or other similar offices) in accordance with their university’s policies for obtaining grants prior to submitting the application to Indiana Campus Compact.

We require each Principal Investigator to create their own individual account for submissions. General accounts created by contract and grants offices will not be accepted.

Any application not approved by the applicant’s granting office, or properly routed will not be funded.

Detailed instructions on how to create a user profile in the Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Portal can be found here.

Details on the requirements for each funding opportunity is found in the request for proposal for that opportunity.

Project Changes

The PI must seek, in writing, approval from Indiana Campus Compact for any significant changes in the project scope or budget prior to implementing changes.

Terms and Conditions

Indiana Campus Compact reserves the right to use your project’s application and/or grant report as an example of successfully funded projects on the website and/or other print/electronic materials.  

Any data and/or results derived from the project shall be the joint property of the grantee and Indiana Campus Compact. Neither party will be required to report or account to the other for its use of data and/or results and each shall be free to use data and/or results for any lawful purpose.

By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions stated above. In addition, you are agreeing to Indiana Campus Compact’s Terms of Service, Online Privacy, and Non-Discrimination notices. 


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Style Guide


The Indiana Campus Compact logo must be used on any and all printed and/or electronic materials (e.g. flyers, electronic invitations, event handouts, t-shirts, etc.) that result from an Indiana Campus Compact funded project.

You may not alter the logo in any manner.

Download logo here 

Published materials should include a disclaimer that states “Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Indiana Campus Compact.” 


All press releases promoting an Indiana Campus Compact project must include information about the grant project and credit Indiana Campus Compact as the funder, including the boilerplate below, and must be sent to Liza Blomquist at liza {at} incampuscompact(.)org for approval prior to publishing. Please allow three days for the approval process.

About Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of Indiana’s public, private, and community college higher education institutions focused on advocating, implementing, and improving service engagement, so that students graduate as well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities. For more information, please visit


We encourage you to use social media to promote your Indiana Campus Compact funded project; any posts surrounding an Indiana Campus Compact funded project must tag Indiana Campus Compact as follows:

  • Facebook – @INCampusCompact
  • Instagram – @incampuscompact
  • Twitter – @INCampusCompact

Application deadlines for the funding opportunities listed below have passed. Indiana Campus Compact hopes to be able to offer these opportunities again in future funding cycles. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest news and funding opportunities from Indiana Campus Compact.


The Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement grant aims to provide Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions with the opportunity to deepen their community engagement efforts by intentionally developing a campus-wide ethos for community engagement. By intentionally designing and implementing holistic community engagement strategies intended to shift the culture, selected institutions are enabled to create authentic, reciprocal community-campus partnerships, and leverage their role as a place-based institution to accelerate systematic change.

Download the Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement Request for Proposals.


The Senior Faculty Fellow is a three-year leadership opportunity for a highly engaged scholar who will serve as a peer mentor to each cadre of selected Faculty Fellows beginning in July 2019 through May 2022. The Senior Fellow will work closely with the staff at Indiana Campus Compact to shape the thematic work of each cohort of Fellows, ensuring that there is a common thematic thread connecting each programmatic year.

Download the Senior Faculty Fellow Request for Proposals

Electoral Engagement Grant

Indiana Campus Compact, in partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is supporting institutions of higher education throughout Indiana to engage students in the 2020 election through the Election Engagement Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to assist campuses as they inform and promote student voter participation, develop new and innovative programming, and encourage further student involvement in, and with, their communities to create meaningful relationships that move beyond the election cycle.

Download the Electoral Engagement Grant RFP