Service Cluster Board Flex Fund
The student-led Service Cluster Board provides "flexible funding" from the SGA Finance Committee for student volunteer initiatives. Read the guidelines and submit an application for funding your volunteer service project. Questions can be e-mailed to the Service Cluster Board. Please note: this funding is only available for academic year initiatives, not summer projects.

Community Engagement Mini-Grants
This mini-grant program is for student initiatives involving community action: Community Engagement helps students fund independent activities and/or projects that are not otherwise fully funded by another department or student organization. Applications should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date of the proposed activity or project.

Past mini-grant awards have included funding for conference fees, transportation, project supplies, postage, film screening rights, and community-based research-project expenses.

To apply for funding, please complete the following forms. Note: Mini-grant funding is not available for summer initiatives. For all international internships and service work, please apply for Cross-Cultural Community Service Fund Grants rather than Community Engagement Mini-Grants.

Cross-Cultural Community Service Grants

The CCCS Fund supports international community service, advocacy, and activism. The fund is endowed by a Middlebury Class of 1987 alumnus and supports international service-learning and community-building internships and/or related volunteer service opportunities for undergraduate students. These internships and service initiatives may be student designed; preference is given to those opportunities in a culture distinctly different from the applicant’s background. Funds are available throughout the academic year and for summer experiences.

If you are applying for funding to support a for credit Winter Term Internship, then please complete the Application for Winter Term Cross-Cultural Community Service Internship Funding through CCI.

For all other CCCS requests, please complete the following:

Questions about CCCS grants may be directed to Tiffany Sargent, Community Engagement Director.


Academic Outreach Endowment Fund
The Academic Outreach Endowment Fund provides financial support to both faculty and students for pursuits that involve community-connected teaching, learning, and research. Examples of these kinds of approaches include project-based learning (when there is a direct community connection), service-learning, community-based learning, participatory action research, and more.

Additional Funding Opportunities
Check with the Student Government Association (SGA) Finance Committee for information on funding for student groups. Read about Student Organization Resources. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully about student fund-raising on campus—many restrictions apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE: in most cases, with the exception of the Flex Fund, funding that is provided to a student as a grant or as reimbursement for personal and/or travel expenses is considered aid, and therefore, taxable income.