Service Engagement Grants


  • Student Community Service grants are a great way to increase the impact of your individual or student group service project. Projects such as plunge experiences, alternative breaks, and national Days of Service (e.g. 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day, or Earth Day) provide opportunities to connect students to the community in meaningful and reciprocally beneficial ways. Funding up to $1000 with a 25% institutional cash match is available.
  • Scholarship of Engagement grants provide opportunities for service learning course development (developing a new course or adding service learning to an existing course), service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency. These opportunities provide long-term impact for faculty, staff, students, and community agencies while fostering/strengthening campus-community partnerships. Funding up to $2,250 with an institutional cash match of $750 is available.
  • Listening to Communities grants provide opportunities for campus and community dialogues that develop implementation strategies for engaged, reciprocal, and sustainable partnerships. We encourage members who are serving the same community to hold these important events together. Teaming up to listen to community voices together could have a powerful impact on the service you provide to your community. Funding up to $2,000 is available for individual campuses or for multi-campus collaboration with an institutional cash match of $500. Tips for a successful Listening to Communities application

 Download the 17-19 Service Engagement Grant Application

Please note, applications are due at least 6 weeks prior to the start of your project.


Monday, February 12, 2018 Ideal for summer projects
Monday, May 14, 2018 Ideal for alternative fall breaks, 911 Day of Remembrance, and fall semester projects
Monday, August 13, 2018 Ideal for election projects, programming for student involvement, and community meetings
Monday, November 12, 2018 Ideal for MLK Day projects, alternative spring breaks, spring semester projects

 Download the 17-19 Service Engagement Grant Application