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Campaign for Community

Goals for Campaign for Community Grants

Campaign events should help achieve the Campaign's key goals:

  • To promote understanding of and respect for multiple points of view on important topics related to the University community

  • To encourage dialogue and discussion among members of the community about issues with the potential for difference and disagreement

  • To create opportunities for all members of the University’s community to participate in conversations about important topics

Guidelines for Campaign for Community Grants

  • Email the Campaign Steering Committee if you have ideas or questions about Campaign events. 

  • Click here to submit an application for a grant.

  • Every effort will be made to process applications within two weeks of receipt and/or two weeks prior to the event date.

  • Generally, grants are awarded in amounts of $250 to $1,500.

  • Some events could be funded in full, others in part.

  • Applicants must be a University of Pennsylvania student, faculty, or staff member.

  • Students may apply as individuals or as representatives of student organizations.

  • Faculty and staff may apply as individuals or as representatives of a department, center, program, or other administrative unit at Penn.

  • Applications from student groups that are not formally registered with the Office of Student Affairs must have a sponsoring Penn department or school.

  • Preference will be given to:

    • New/creative proposals that promote the goals of the Campaign for Community through conversations reflecting multiple points of view.

    • Events open to all Penn students, staff, and faculty.

    • Interdisciplinary programs involving more than one school or department.

  • Applicants may request funding for the following project expenses: materials, transportation, equipment, publicity, facilities, fees, catering, or other event related expenses. However, C4C generally does not fund honoraria for outside speakers.

  • Grant requests will be reviewed by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life, and the Campaign for Community Steering Committee.

  • Marketing and event planning assistance is available in addition to grants. All Campaign events should display the Campaign logo on promotional materials.

  • The Steering Committee prefers to receive grant requests at least 14 days before the event date, but is willing to consider applications on a shorter timeline.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Grant applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. 

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