Small Change Grant funding provides funding to support ongoing initiatives, as well as new initiatives focused on cultivating civic engagement in the St. Louis community. Small Change Grants support activities including special events, educational experiences, and small community projects.

Learn more and apply:

Purpose and Scope

These grants are available to undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff. The service may be an individual hands-on community service endeavor or a group project. Projects can take place anytime throughout the year. Student awardees must complete their project prior to graduation.

Examples of eligible proposals:

  • Special events
  • Conference registration fees
  • Supplies and equipment to meet program goals
  • Food for community meetings

Please keep in mind that all projects must be university sanctioned in order to receive funding.

Grant Size

We welcome proposals ranging from $50-$500.

Additional Requirements

  • Complete an online Letter of Intent form (deadline for fall applications: Friday, October 26 at 5pm).
  • Schedule a proposal review meeting by reaching out to our Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator: civicengagementfund@wustl.edu
  • Prepare a budget document using the Budget Template, then convert to a pdf and attach it to your application. Sample budget can be found here.
  • Letter of support from Community Partner (for initiatives that work with a community partner)

Eligibility

These grants are available to undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff. Projects can take place anytime throughout the year. Student awardees must complete their project prior to graduation.

Examples of Eligible Proposals:

  • Special events
  • Conference registration fees
  • Supplies and equipment to meet program goals
  • Food for community meetings

Please keep in mind that all projects must be university sanctioned in order to receive funding.

Application Deadlines for Small Change Grants (2018-2019):

November 16, March 8


If you have any questions, please contact our Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator: civicengagementfund@wustl.edu