Grants & Funding Opportunities

The Center for Civic Engagement provides grants and seed funding to support service and social action throughout the United States and abroad. Examples of funded projects include an internship with an urban garden focused on food justice, medical mission work in the Dominican Republic, and a summer long service experience with an orphanage in Bolivia.

If you want to extend your opportunities for service further, consider applying for a grant to fund your next service project. There are a variety of grants available to fund student service projects.

Bonner Scholars Community Fund (Rolling)

The Community Fund recognizes service projects that benefit the local area. In addition to grants provided by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Bonner Scholars Community Fund provides funding for service projects, and the allocation process is student-run. The timeline for proposal submission and review is done on a rolling basis by submitting an application. (DOC) For more information, contact director of the Bonner Scholars Program Kristin Booher at

Class of '89 Fund (Spring only)

The Class of '89 Fund supports any summer-long internship or project that combines a student's personal/academic skills and interests with a service opportunity or community need.

Jo Anne Shackelford Memorial Grant

The Office Support Staff awards $200 annually for a local community service project. Applications will be evaluated on the extent to which they embody the spirit of Jo Anne Shackelford-specifically, how they involve and benefit youth.

Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Students or groups of students can apply for a $10,000 grant to support projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties (projects undertaken during Summer 2016). Projects for Peace encourages student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation. For more information, contact program coordinator Kyle Goodfellow at

Leonard Fund (Spring only)

Supported by Paul '62 and Judy Leonard, the Leonard Fund supports students' summer service projects, ranging from international to domestic to local service.

Robert T. Stone Fund 

Established in memory of Robert Stone, the Robert T. Stone Fund provides students with the opportunity to design environmental service projects that combine academic and personal interests.

Grant Applications

Students interested in applying for summer grants should complete one common application for multiple funding sources. Applications for the Spring 2016 grant cycle for projects undertaken during Summer 2016 is Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. All of the above mentioned grant opportunities are currently accepting applications. Visit Grant Applications to apply. Please note that the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant follows a separate application process. For more information on grants, contact program coordinator Kyle Goodfellow at

Application Deadlines

  • Civic Engagement Grants: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grants: Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Information Session & Workshop Dates

  • Thursday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Chambers 1062
  • Tuesday, January 19 at 11 a.m. in Union Room 313
  • Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Union Room 302

Appointments to discuss grants can be scheduled at any time by contacting Kyle Goodfellow at