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Racial Justice Project Fund

Through the generosity of contributions to the Macalester Fund’s Racial Equity Support designation, the college is able to offer funding for programs, projects, and events that advance racial justice at Macalester.  All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit proposals. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of staff, faculty, and students. Projects may include speakers and events, art exhibits and installations, performances, partner programs with community organizations, and reading and dialogue groups. Collaborative, creative, and innovative projects are especially encouraged. 

Parameters of funding

  • Funds may not be used for faculty or staff, salaries, work-study, or student scholarships.
  • No more than 25 percent of the total budget may be used for food and travel expenses combined.
  • A maximum of $5,000 is available per project, per academic year.
  • Proposals must include intended outcomes and assessment criteria. 
  • Funding may not be used for co-sponsorship of established annual events or programs at Macalester.
  • Funds may not be given directly to community organizations or agencies.
  • Projects that have previously received funding from the Racial Justice Project fund are ineligible for resubmission.


  • Proposals must be submitted the semester prior to project implementation.
  • Applications are now CLOSED for the Spring 2024 cycle.
  • Dates and deadlines for the Fall 2024 application cycle will be published in summer 2024.

Information Sessions

Institutional Equity will host information sessions to help students and student groups better understand the Racial Justice Project Fund purpose, process, and expectations. Dates for Fall 2024 information sessions will be posted once they are available.

Recent Past Projects

Publicity on recent past projects: