Grants are offered to the Washington University community, including faculty, staff, and students. Unfortunately, outside entries do not qualify.
- The Civic Engagement Fund provides funding and support for a diversity of initiatives. To gain a better understanding, read through our Civic Engagement Fund page and make sure your project proposal aligns with the mission, vision, and goals of the Gephardt Institute.
- To learn more, attend an info session or email the firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an informational meeting.
Email the Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator if you are unclear of which grant to apply for or stop by the Gephardt Institute Office in DUC 150.
- A proposal review meeting is required before submitting an application and must be completed one week prior to the application deadline.
- The meeting will serve as a workshop for individuals who have drafted a proposal, have created a budget, and have met with possible community partners. To schedule a proposal review meeting, reach out to the Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator.
Informational meetings are meant to address any overarching questions you might have about a grant, related to, but not limited to creating a budget, reaching out to community partners, etc. To schedule an informational meeting, reach out to the Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator.
Decisions are announced within four weeks of the grant cycle deadline.
If you went through the application process and did not receive funding, we encourage individuals to review their application and resubmit during the following grant cycle.
Yes. However, you must have a new project idea or be expanding on a previous project. Please note that we do not typically fund the same projects.
The Gephardt Institute does not offer retroactive funding. We provide funding to individuals in the form of reimbursement.
- Internships or practica
- Retroactive funding
- Funds and goods intended for philanthropic donation
- Sign and submit your acceptance form within 7 days of receiving your award
- Read Information for Grant Recipients
We encourage individuals to submit one proposal per cycle.
Unfortunately, the proposal review meeting is required as part of the application and proposals who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
Although we would like to accommodate these sorts of requests, proposal review meetings must occur one week prior to the proposal deadline.
The Civic Engagement Fund does not cover the transportation cost for volunteering, but the Gephardt Institute does offer a transportation subsidies through the CarShare Fund and the Transportation Fund for Community-Engaged Courses.