Grants

Proposals 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

As of June 2020, proposals are now being accepted for projects and conversations on the following three themes:

  • Projects and conversations about racial justice within the Penn community

  • Projects and conversations about racial justice between members of the Penn community and members of our Philadelphia community

  • Projects and conversations about racial justice by members of the Penn community in their own home communities, including students at home over the summer

Apply for Campaign Grants Here

General Application Guidelines

  • Proposals must be focused on one of the current Campaign themes:

    • Racial justice within the Penn community

    • Racial justice between members of the Penn community and members of our Philadelphia community

    • Racial justice in Penn community members’ own home communities, including students at home over the summer

  • Applications must include a detailed description of the project or conversation as well as a budget listing projected expenses.

  • Proposals are currently being accepted for projects or conversations through Summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

  • The following expenses are eligible for funding: materials, transportation, equipment, publicity, facilities, fees, or other event related expenses. C4C does not fund honoraria for outside speakers.

  • The maximum allowable grant is $1,500.

    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, group, or school to receive the funds.

    Financial Guidelines

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

    • Partial funding may be awarded in some cases.

    • Any funds awarded 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.

    Application Review and Processing

    • Grant applications are currently being accepted and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    • Applications should ideally be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance to allow for sufficient time to transfer funds.

    • The Campaign for Community is currently co-chaired by Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD, University Chaplain, and Rev. William C. Gipson, Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access.

    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    • Funded projects will be sent the Campaign logo to display on any promotional materials.

    • If you have any questions, please contact c4c@pobox.upenn.edu.