Call to Service Initiative Grants

Call to Service grants support SF State faculty and staff in providing service-learning, community and civic engagement opportunities to students and in disseminating service-learning knowledge, research or findings. Civic engagement, which is part of ICCE's mission and statement of shared values, focuses on the opportunity to make a personal connection to complex social problems in our communities.

Community Service Learning (CSL), in particular, is recognized as one of the high-impact practices for student success, which also aligns with the University’s strategic plan. CSL also creates or enhances campus-community partnerships, uses civic involvement to meet specific learning objectives of an academic course, engages students and invigorates teaching, and creates research and publishing opportunities for faculty.   
Faculty Review, Tenure and Promotion (RTP): These opportunities include the pillars of Teaching, Service, and Research through the scholarship of engagement.  An ICCE grant award can support outcomes and results of faculty/staff, and student experiences that generate, transmit, apply, and preserve knowledge for the direct benefit of varied audiences in ways that are consistent with SF State and department RTP objectives across disciplines.  The culture of service-learning and community-engaged scholarship can enhance faculty RTP in ways that are both rigorous and impactful.
The vision of this grant program is to cultivate and sustain strong, collaborative partnerships designed to model excellence in University and community engagement. Our office serves as a bridge between SF State and the surrounding San Francisco communities, emphasizing partnerships that value and respect the assets and diversity of both. Funding is provided from the CSU Chancellor’s Office Call to Service Initiative.

2018 Call to Service Grants: Now accepting proposals!

Funding now available for activities and events to take place during calendar year 2018 (January 1 – December 15, 2018)

  • Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. APPLY EARLY! APPLY NOW!
  • Turn-around notification to inform recipients will occur within 2-3 weeks 
  • Final date that proposals will be accepted: Dec. 22, 2017 
  • May apply for more than one category

Grants are available to encourage community engagement in the form of:

  1. Add Community Service learning (CSL) to a course (individual course instructor)
  2. CSL-Program/Department/School Level
  3. Partnerships in CSL
  4. Travel for service learning opportunities
  5. Student Assistant for CSL courses
  6. Civic Engagement/Civic Learning (note: for ASI/Student Affairs programs/centers)

For Request for Proposals (announcement and guidelines), information as to how to submit and cover application page:

  • Click here for fillable PDF format
  • Promotional flyer here.

Grant Information Sessions: (3:00-4:00pm) | Location: HSS 206

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
  • Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017