Agents of Change

Student Agency Mini-Grants

  • DCEF wants to support you to PURSUE YOUR PASSION and to DO GOOD by offering up to $1,000 mini-grants. 

    What problems do you see in your school or community, large or small, and what are your ideas on how to take action for substantial change? We know you are willing to ask hard questions and find creative solutions. We know you have the courage to think outside the box and make an impact that is greater than yourself.

    WHO CAN APPLY?  Students in grades K-8 are eligible to apply.

    ELIGIBLE PROPOSALS: Must be for projects that connect what you are learning in school to community service.  Not a ‘go-fund-me’ or a donation by the foundation to a worthy charity, but a way for the education foundation to help fund YOU,  as you learn new things and imagine a project to help the local community or the world. Collaborative requests are encouraged. You will need to find a teacher who will work with you on your idea. Your parent or guardian must also endorse the project.

    EVALUATION & SELECTION CRITERIA: Grants are accepted all year long and reviewed twice a year – end of April and end of OctoberApplications will be reviewed by the Grants Committee on a competitive basis.  Top rated applications will be funded until available funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified in June and December about the outcome of their application.

    We want to make your great ideas come to life!  Simply fill out the application and return by April 29, 2022. 

    Student Agency Mini-Grant Application