Michigan Campus Compact’s Venture Grants are financial awards ranging of up to $3,500. Applications for Venture Grant funds are available to individuals or groups from MiCC member campuses who wish to develop or expand community service programs, service-learning opportunities, and/or civic learning activities. Community service includes volunteer activities projects which meet the needs of the community. Service-learning integrates within the academic curriculum a thoughtfully organized service experience and provides structured opportunities for students to think, talk, or write about their service participation (reflection). Civic learning includes engaging students in a public purpose, social action, advocacy, community-based research, citizenship and/or renewing the civic mission of higher education.
The RFP for Cycle 44 will be released on February 6, 2014. Please refer to the resources section below prior to that date for helpful materials.
Consider applying and be part of the cycle that pushes Michigan Campus Compact over the $1 million mark of venture grant awards given over our 25 year history!
Michigan Campus Compact has awarded the following recipients with Venture Grants for Cycle 43, and we thank the outstanding review committee for their assistance in selecting these grantees:
The grant period for this cycle runs from September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014.
- Calvin College – Aiding Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through GR Walks
Central Michigan University – Student Teaching & Service-Learning in Togo
Central Michigan University – CMU Service Ambassadors Project (Expansion)
Delta College – Citizens Youth Citizens
Ferris State University – Students in Need of Eyecare Service Learning Program
Madonna University – Brain Awareness - Sparking Scientific Inquiry
Michigan State University – The Writing Center at Michigan State University Outreach Initiative
Saginaw Valley State University – SOAR into Service
University of Michigan - College Conservation Collaboration
Click here to read more about their projects.
For questions about the Venture Grant Program or application process please contact Melissa Steward.
View samples to assist in proposal writing:
Venture Grant Brief Project Description
Venture Grant Budget & Budget Narrative
Click to see an example RFP, and click here to see an example application.