Community & Friends

Community-Engagement Grants

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Jennifer N Cain. Tags: , ,
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Check out these upcoming Grant deadlines to support community-engagement and public service:

  • AAC&U Bringing Theory to Practice Well-Being Seminar Grants  (Deadline: September 15)
    Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) provide support for campus-wide planning discussions (seminars) that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved (students, faculty, or other leaders) in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning. Seminars should deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to whole-person development and the learning-related policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support such endeavors.


  • The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals. Proposals should align with the Foundation’s broad interests in social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems. They fund organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. Grant awards are up to $20,000 for a one-year period.

  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development  (Proposal deadline: November 1)
    CCHD’s grant programs include the following: Community Development Grants support nonprofit organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives. At least 50 percent of those benefiting from the applying organization’s efforts must be people experiencing poverty. Economic DevelopmentGrants support Economic Development Institutions that include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs or develop assets that will be owned by local communities. Grants range between $25,000 and $75,000. 

  • Walmart Community Grant Program  (Proposal deadline: Rolling through December 31)  
    Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofit organization serving residents within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.