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Mini Grants, 2023-2024

Mini Grants will not open for applications during the 2023-2024 academic year. Further updates will be posted to this page. Thank you!

Since 2006, we have funded 159 Mini Grant projects!

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Curious about how the Mini Grant Committee evaluates your application? Download the Mini Grant Scorecard.

To make your application as successful as possible, we encourage you to take a look at these examples of previous Mini Grant applications that were funded.  They should answer most of your questions about formatting and the type of details we’re looking for in your application.

Igneous Geochemistry Example      GED Test Prep Example


What is the purpose of a Mini Grant?

Mini Grants fund projects that support student learning, have a positive impact on CCS, and cannot be financially supported by the colleges. Projects must impact at least 20 students to be eligible.

How much is a Mini Grant award?

Mini Grants are generally between $250 and $2,500 (although the Mini Grants Committee may elect to award a higher or lower amount at any time).

When is the Mini Grants Award cycle?

Mini Grants are due the last day of fall quarter, with the selection process taking place in December/January. Funds are available starting in January and must be used by June 30.

Are Mini Grants awarded for faculty salaries?

No grant monies are available for staff and faculty salaries, except stipends or replacement costs for a one-time project or short-term funding. If requesting a stipend, please contact the Budget and Finance office to determine the amount needed to be included in the proposed budget to pay for benefits for your individual employee classification.  The Foundation is not responsible for any expenses that exceed the amount approved.

Still have questions?  Contact the Foundation at at 509-434-5123. Good luck!