Other Awards of Interest

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Outside Grants

The Starbucks Foundation

Youth Action Grants are designed to help youth realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities.  The Starbucks Foundation accepts applications from organizations that provide young people (ages 6-24) with a continuum of service opportunities in social entrepreneurship. Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. The Starbucks Foundation-Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants
Deadline: Rolling 

Contact the Starbucks Foundation for more information and to apply for this funding.

Captain Planet Grants


Captain Planet Grants fund and support hands-on environmental projects that address environmental problems in applicants' neighborhoods and communities. Grant awards vary between $250 and $2500.

Eligible projects promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement, involve children and young adults ages 6-18, promote interaction and cooperation within the group, help young people develop planning and problem solving skills, include adult supervision, and commit to follow-up communication with the foundation. Captain Planet Grants

Applications deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

National Grid - Samuel Huntington Public Service Award


The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a one-year public service project. To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be untertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Awards will be based on the quality of your proposal, your academic record, and other personal achievements. Applicants will be notified by mid-April if they are to be interviewed or if they did not become finalists. Finalists will be personally interviewed prior to their selection for the award. The award will be granted soon after the interviews.

Applicants must be graduating seniors. They must be either a US citizen or be graduating from a US college or university. Applicants must fill out the application online, and in addition, the application should include a one-page cover sheet, proposal, budget, transcript, resume, and three letters of recommendation. National Grid - Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

AmeriCorps and VISTA

College Possible AmeriCorps and VISTA

College Possible is a ten-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising low-income high school students in the Greater Twin Cities and Milwaukee earn admission to college.  They provide students with (1) SAT/ACT test preparation; (2) guidance in the college application process; (3) assistance in the financial aid application process; and (4) guidance in transition to college. Applications are now being accepted for a variety of positions that will allow you to build your skills, meet other dedicated young professionals and change the world, all at the same time!

Admission Possible was ere one of only 100 companies or organizations selected from across the country for the Princeton Review's 2008 Best Entry-Level Jobs recognition.

They will be selecting more than 50 new AmeriCorps and VISTA members to start in the fall. For more details on the specific positions and deadlines, please visit their website and click on the "Careers" tab on the left. http://www.collegepossible.org/americorps