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Campaign for Community

The 2016-2017 Application Cycle will close on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Applications for any Summer 2017 events must be submitted by 5pm on May 31st to be considered.

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.
    The 2016-2017 Application Cycle will close on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Applications for any Summer 2017 events must be submitted by 5pm on May 31st to be considered.

  • 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 accepted on a rolling basis. However, the 2016-2017 Application Cycle will close on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Applications for any Summer 2017 events must be submitted by 5pm on May 31st to be considered.

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