Community Engagement Grants
Apply for up to $2,000 for project and living expenses for community projects over Winter and Summer Break as well as $1,000 to support work in the local community during the academic year. Grant-funded experiences develop students as active citizens and support communities in achieving their own goals.
Apply for a Community Engagement Grant
Summer and Winter Grants of up to $2,000
Identify or design a community-engaged project with a partner community organization such as a nonprofit, government agency, or other civic group.
Grants allow you to engage in meaningful direct service or community-engaged internships by defraying living expenses and other costs including:
For summer funding, we also encourage students to review The Career Center's Funding for Unpaid Summer Experiences (FUSE).
Year-Round Local Grants of up to $1,000
During the academic semester, you can apply for a community engagement grant ranging from $100-$1,000. These grants can be used for expenses related to student-led local community engagement programming on campus or in the local community such as:
As with Winter and Summer CEGs, the projects must focus on community impact as well as positive impact on the your development as an active citizen.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed monthly. Please review the CEG criteria page for more details.
"I worked with three communities in the City of Alexandria this semester: the Latinx, Afghan, and low-income communities. In addition to delivering gifts, I delivered food to many families in need of groceries for Christmas and new year's. Working with families during the holidays is the most rewarding feeling because I was able to talk to many different individuals who simply need someone to talk to while they are in the process of figuring out their financial situations. This experience was one of the best ones of my college career. I am thankful to the OCE for helping me make this time worry-free for me as well and for supporting me through this volunteer experience." - Community Engagement Grant past recipient
Community Engagement Grants are made possible through the generosity of The William & Mary Parents Fund, The Pulley Family Public Service Fellowship Endowment, and The Monteverde-Jackson Endowment. Grants are managed by Elizabeth Miller.