Making a Difference Grant

Who Can Apply

Mesa Community College service-learning students and those in MCC student organizations can apply for this mini grant in order to fund a service project at one of our approved agencies.

Application Guidelines & Process

  1. The project must involve Mesa Community College students in service to MCC, neighborhood, or the greater community at an MCC approved community partner.
  2. Grant will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and will be reviewed regularly while funds are available. Applicants will be notified about the status of their mini-grants within two weeks after submission.
  3. The project must include preparation activities that teach students the needed skills or knowledge to implement the project.
  4. The funds may not be used to pay personnel, food/candy, gift cards, transportation, or services (i.e. entertainment, catering). Bottled water is acceptable, if applicable.
  5. Funds will not be given to purchase items only to be donated. We recognize the need, but the goal of the program is to purchase items that support the project coordination and implementation.
  6. Preference will be given to groups, individuals, or organizations that have not received a grant in the past.

Grant Funding Cycle

Fall Semester August 15th through December 1st
Spring Semester January 16th through May 3rd

Points to Remember

  1. All items need to be purchased by the Center for Community & Civic Engagement and students will not be reimbursed.
  2. Funds may be used to purchase approved supplies, materials, and equipment.
  3. All items not consumed, or donated to the partnering organization, need to be returned to Center for Community & Civic Engagement (i.e. shovels, storage bins).
  4. Be specific on the items being purchased.

Examples of Past Projects

Class Agency Projects
RDG 095 Adams Elementary School Purchase books to read to kids
COM 100 Arizona Museum for Youth Arts & crafts for the children
EDU 221 Jordan Elementary School Taught exceptional learners about animals and animal characteristics
CFS 157 House of Refuge Planned a "Spring Fling" for homeless families at the House of Refuge with food and games.
SOC 101 Boys & Girls Club - North Tempe Bought headphones for a computer lab in order to enhance the learning experience of the children.

How Do You Apply?

Complete the application and submit using the Google form.