Civic Engagement / Civic Learning

Purpose:

The purpose of this initiative is to support SF State programs/center in their capacity building (e.g., planning, organizational development) leading to the implementation of a service-related project with goal of increasing civic-minded individuals, or a specific civic engagement project, and/or related civic learning effort.

Eligibility:

Individual programs/centers within ASI/Student Affairs and student organizations within, fiscally sponsored, or supervised by a department/college working for justice in any way (such as social, economic, political, environmental, etc.) may apply for this grant.
Note: Please contact ICCE before proposal submission to ensure that funds can be transferred to the applying program/center, and/or department/college.

Award Amount: Two grants up to $2,500 will be awarded

  • Funds will be transferred to the applying program/center or department/college, of which the program is fiscally sponsored.

Use of Funds

  • Faculty Compensation: Funds may be used to compensate the faculty member who co-develops and co-implements the grant-funded activity. A portion, but not all of the grant may be used for this purpose. Compensation is subject to taxation and tax withholding.
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Grant proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Outline and describe how your project/initiative serves to strengthen capacity building, develop civic-minded individuals, and elevate student leadership opportunities.
  • Explain how funds will be used to express thoughtful, or mindful, democratic discourse leading to potential action.
  • Describe how the intended efforts will become sustainable over time and lead to institutionalizing civic engagement into your program/center.
  • Preference will be given to programs that show indication of off-campus, student involvement in community-based efforts/initiatives.
  • Community Needs/Issue: Community engagement projects must have a public purpose or result in a benefit to a specific community.  Proposals must state how the service component addresses community-identified needs, issues, and/or goals.