Applications are now OPEN for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Questions? See the Guidelines below or email the Campaign staff

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

Financial Guidelines

  • Generally, grants are awarded in amounts of $250 to $1,500.
  • Some events could be funded in full, others in part.
  • Applicants may request funding for the following project expenses: materials, transportation, equipment, publicity, facilities, fees, catering, or other event related expenses. C4C does not fund honoraria for outside speakers.
  • Any funds awarded to an event by the C4C can only be transferred to a departmental budget code. Awarded funds are not, and cannot be, issued directly to applicants from the C4C in the form of cash, check, or direct deposit. In order to receive the funds directly, a Concur expense report must be submitted with receipts to the sponsoring department for processing.

Applicant Guidelines

  • 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 not registered with a Student Activities Council (SAC) budget code must have a sponsoring Penn department or school.

Event Guidelines

  • All Campaign events should display the Campaign logo on promotional materials. Horizontal and square format versions will be available upon request in the form of .png and .pdf files.
  • 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.

Application Process

  • Grant applications are reviewed by Campaign for Community Steering Committee, which is governed by Tri-Chairs representing the Office of the Provost, Division of the Vice Provost for University Life, and Faculty Senate. 
  • Every effort will be made to process applications within two weeks of receipt. The committee recommends submitting an application at least 4 weeks in advance of an event.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Please note that C4C follows the academic calendar and applications are not generally  reviewed during holidays or breaks. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • If you have any questions about Campaign applications or events, please contact