The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Overview:

The Ginsberg Center provides funding to support individual and group projects meeting community-identified needs. Alumnae of the University of Michigan Delta Delta Delta Iota House endowed this fund in 2016 to support positive community engagement in current students.

Funding is intended to support off-campus, direct service and social action initiatives taking place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Funds may only be used for project costs incurred by the student or community partner, such as materials, supplies, evaluation support, or transportation. On-campus projects will only be considered if the project's focus is primarily benefiting off-campus community members at an on-campus location.

Funding is NOT to be used for t-shirts, airfare, speaker honorarium, or on-campus events that are not in direct partnership with the community.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Any currently enrolled undergraduate student at UM- Ann Arbor (including current seniors for summer projects) may submit an application. Students may apply for funding of an individual project or a project of a registered student organization of which they are a member.

Projects may take place in any domestic location.  The application should include a 1-page budget detailing project expenses beyond and including how you would plan to spend the $500 grant.

Priority for funding will be given to:

  • Projects taking place in Southeast Michigan
  • Students that are a member of UM Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Organizational initiatives meeting community-identified needs
  • Projects towards the establishment or cultivation of a sustainable, ongoing partnership
  • Projects in line with Ginsberg Center Guiding Principles

 

Amount:

The Delta Delta Delta Project Grant is able to fund up to two proposals, each will be awarded $500.

 

Process Requirements:

The process for grant funding with the Ginsberg Center is an interactive process, in which group members work with members of the Ginsberg Center team to increase the potential for positive, sustainable community impact. Requirements for grant funded groups include:

  • meet with a Ginsberg Center staff member once prior to funding and again during the project duration to discuss the project and maximize the active learning aspects of the program, as well as how to build sustainable capacity;
  • acknowledge the support of the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning on promotional materials and activity products;
  • execute a purposeful and effective project;
  • submission of an impact report that highlights the work done, learning/skills developed, budget, and community impact.
  • be involved in stewardship activities with the donors, including a thank-you letter during the Winter Semester;
  • presenting about the initiative and group learning at the annual Ginsberg Center Student Leader Showcase, which will occur in April.

Failure to meet these program requirements may result in the termination of funding agreement

 

Timelines:

Application open: September 1, 2018 - November 5, 2018

Decision made and shared with applicants: November 10, 2018

First advising meeting: November 11, 2018 - December 11, 2018

 

Applications:

The application for the Delta Delta Delta (DDD) Community Based Project Grant can be found through MaizePages.  Student organizations must use their updated MaizePages account in order to access and submit their application. Applications will be available starting September 1, 2018.

Other Considerations:

  • Upload a letter of support from your community partner, highlighting your individual ability to carry out this project and their willingness to work together.
  • This project grant is for one academic year only; recipients may not re-apply
  • Additional questions may be sent to ginsberg.grants@umich.edu.