The Center for Civic Engagement provides grants and seed funding to support service and social action throughout the United States and abroad.

Examples of funded projects include an internship with an urban garden focused on food justice, medical mission work in the Dominican Republic, and a summer-long service experience with an orphanage in Bolivia.

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.

Available Grants

Community Fund Grant

Sponsored by Bonner - Rolling
The Community Fund Grant recognizes service projects that benefit the local area. In addition to grants provided by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Community Fund Grant 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 by submitting an application. For more information, contact email

Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant

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 2023). Projects for Peace encourages student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation. Proposals are due via WildCatSync Monday, January 23, 2023. For more information, please review the call for proposals or contact us with any questions.

Leonard Fund

Spring Only

Supported by Paul '62 and Judy Leonard, the Leonard Fund Grant supports students' summer service projects, community internships, service travel or community project development. 

The Ruth Pittard Fund for Love In Action

Spring Only, final deadline Monday, April 3, 2023

The Ruth Pittard Fund for Love In Action supports Davidson students pursuing meaningful summer experiences that honor Ruth’s values of collaboration, community building, participation, service, integrity, and love. The grant currently provides up to $5,000 in funds to support summer internships, projects, or experiences. Students who need funding to fulfill their dreams of helping others create a more humane world are encouraged to apply.

Watch Ruth Pittard's Message About The Fund

Robert T. Stone Fund

Spring and Fall with a final deadline of Monday, April 3, 2023

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

Grant Applications

Unless otherwise specified, students interested in applying for summer grants should complete one common application (login required) for multiple funding sources. Applications for the spring 2023 grant cycle are due on a rolling basis on WildCatSync prior to the final due date of Monday, April 3 (as funds remain available). Please note that the Bonner Scholars Community Fund and Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Grant follow separate application processes. For more information on grants, contact email

Students can view current information on deadlines and information sessions on WildcatSync.

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