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.

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 done on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Director of the Bonner Scholars Program Kristin Booher at

Jo Anne Shackelford Memorial Grant

The 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.

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 summer 2016). Projects for Peace encourages student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Kyle Goodfellow at

Stone Fund 

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

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 1989 Grant.

  • Leonard Fund:
 Supported by Paul '62 and Judy Leonard, the fund supports students' summer service projects, ranging from international to domestic service.
  • 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

Applications for the fall 2015 grant cycle are due on a rolling basis. Grants that are currently accepting applications include the Bonner Scholars Community Fund, Jo Anne Shackelford Memorial Fund, Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant and the Robert T. Stone Fund. Visit Grant Applications to apply. Please note that the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant follows a separate application process. For more information on grants, contact Program Coordinator Kyle Goodfellow at

Information Session & Workshop Dates

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Chambers 1062
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Chambers 3155
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. in Knobloch Campus Center Room 302

Remaining information sessions will cover the Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace grant. Appointments to discuss other Center for Civic Engagement grants can be scheduled by contacting Kyle Goodfellow at