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. We are grateful for continued annual funding provided through the CSU Chancellor's Office Call to Service Initiative.

2020 Call to Service - Announcement Flyer

Join us for an information session!

ICCE is announcing the 2020 Call to Service grants for activities ocurring during calendar year 2020 (Jan. 1–Dec. 18, 2020). 
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 and findings. ICCE will host two information sessions regarding grant categories, submission deadlines, and application details. Note: Funding for awards is dependent on ICCE allocation from the Chancellor’s office. 

Important Dates

Information Sessions  

  • Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm | Faculty Commons, LIB 286
  • Monday, September 9, 2019 | noon- 1:00pm | Location: TBA

How to Apply

  • The link to submit proposals online will open on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:00am PST
  • The submission link will be posted here and available on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:00am PST

Deadline (for all categories)

  • The 2020 Call for Proposals will close at 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • There will be no extensions granted

Expected Announcement of Grant Recipients

  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Grants are available to encourage service learning and engaged research in the following categories:

  • Add service learning (SL) to a course (individual course instructor)
  • Partnerships in Service Learning
  • Student Assistant(s) for Community Service Learning (CSL) Courses
  • Civic Engagement/Civic Learning
  • Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship

Note: More information about the categories, criteria, award amount, etc. will be available on May 6, 2019. 

2019 ICCE Call to Service Initiative: Grant Recipients