Small Change Grant funding provides funding to support ongoing initiatives, as well as new initiatives focused on cultivating civic engagement. 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,  as well as anywhere in the world. 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Complete an online Letter of Intent form (deadlines for spring applications: Friday, February 22 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)

Grant Size

We welcome proposals ranging from $50-$500.

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.

 

Application process:

Spring 2019 application deadline has passed.
  1. Complete an online Letter of Intent form.
  2. Schedule a proposal review meeting by reaching out to our Civic Engagement Fund Coordinator: civicengagementfund@wustl.edu
  3. Prepare a budget document using the Budget Template, then convert to a pdf and include it in your Project Proposal. 
  4. Secure letter(s) of support from community partner(s).
  5. Apply to the Small Change Grant using the link below. Be sure to include your letter(s) of community support, if applicable, as well as your budget.

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