The En/Route Service-Learning Grant project is an opportunity for students to organize a project based on a community need they understand and can adequately address at their respective placement sites. Past grant awards have ranged between $100 and $500, however, final amounts are based on the number of requests and can vary from year to year. Organizing this project is also an opportunity for deeper learning and involvement at your organization in your second semester.
This grant application exercise aims to educate students about the grant application process beyond university life. Applicants are invited to plan ahead and thinking critically about your proposal before submitting the application. While many of you may have limited experience with event planning and grant writing, please fill out this form to the best of your abilities as part of the learning process.
Deadline: Friday February 19, 2021
Application Link: https://forms.gle/dwP8Qsi3R53wJVUs6
Examples of sMall Grants
She was able to help Earthlinks by aiding in the purchase of a new drill press. Earthlinks's old drill press broke and was so outdated that the manufacturer no longer makes the parts to repair the machine. Replacing this tool was vital because it is used to make several of EarthLink's vital products such as bee boxes and wall vase products.
Supported the North High School Honor Choir's travel to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a performance at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall
Miya Leonard, working with the Bridge Project at Quigg Newton, received a grant to provide fresh classroom materials such as whiteboards, dry erase markers and clipboards. These supplies are essential for engaging students and making them a part of their own learning process, and for continueing the good work of the Bridge Project
Makayla Welham and Shae McGuinness
Purchased updated supplies and furniture at the Boys and Girls Club Wilfley Branch
Facilitated the creation of anti-bullying and community art projects through the Art classroom programs at Skinner Middle School
Supported an excursion for students at the Quigg Newton Bridge Project to the Butterfly Pavilion to learn more about their environment and engaging with their surroundings
She applied for and received grant money to purchase children's books for Reading Partners that better reflect and represent the diverse population of students that the program serves.
Veronica Martinez, Samantha Scott and McKenna Sweeney,
Veronica Martinez, Samantha Scott and McKenna Sweeney, working together at Florence Cittenton Services, used a grant of $400 to expand and maintain a large garden plot at the Early Childhood Education Center. This garden is used to introduce young mothers and their children to the joys of gardening and to provide fresh, healthy food that they helped to grow themselves.
Funded an expansion to the car seat education program at Florence Crittenton Services allowing them to reach their goal of providing car seats and safety education for all the mothers who currently attend the school as well as incoming students
Supported Heart and Hand Center's anti-bullying interactive theater programming, helping to fight bullying through education rather than punishment
Virginia De La Torre
Purchased new books for the children at Reading Partners
Annika Belle W.
She provided a grant to Reading partners that helped them to advertise and hire more volunteers. In order for students to be successful in improving their reading skills, they need dedicated volunteers who can tutor them. One of Reading Partners greatest struggles is having enough volunteers to help students that are in need, and Annika's grant helped to ensure that the program could continue to serve as many kids as possible.
Purchased new educational materials including a smart board at CEO
Funded the creation of an after-school tie-dye program at the Skinner Neighborhood Center
Provided new tools and materials in order to give the members at EarthLinks the ability to show their talent and full potential
Educated the EarthLinks community about the growth and maintenance of microgreens, overgrown sprouts which can be grown and harvested all year 'round
Initiated a self-defense class for students at Florence Crittenton High School. This class continues to be taught on account of its success empowering the young women who attend school there