Grants & Funding Opportunities

The Center for Civic Engagement seeks to support endeavors related to service and community engagement throughout the academic year, as well as during the summer and other breaks.

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. They are:

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 the same as other center grants. For more information, contact Director of the Bonner Scholars Program Kristin Booher.

Jo Anne Shackelford Memorial Grant (Rolling)

The Davidson College 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.

Stone Fund (Rolling)

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

Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Davidson 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 the summer of 2015). Projects for Peace encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation. Proposals are due on Friday, January 30, 2015 by 5:00pm. View the Projects for Peace Call for Proposals (PDF). For more information, contact Program Coordinator Kyle Goodfellow.

Summer Grants (Spring only)

Students interested in applying for summer grants should complete one common application for multiple funding sources, including the Leonard Fund and Class of '89 Grant.

  • Leonard Fund:
 Supported by Paul ('62) and Judy Leonard, the fund supports students' summer service projects, ranging from international service to community research.
  • Class of 1989 Grant:
 This grant supports any summer-long internship or project that combines a student's personal/academic skills and interests with a service opportunity.

Grant Applications

Download the Fall 2014 Service Grant Application. Here are some important dates:

  • Information Sessions and Workshops:
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in Union Room 302
  • Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in Union Room 302
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in Union Room 302
  • Thursday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. in Union Room 302
  • Grant Applications Due: All fall grant applications are due on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants notified: Within one month of application deadline.

For more information on grants, contact Kyle Goodfellow.