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Inclusive Community Grants Program
The Partnerships' Inclusive Community Grants Program helps turn ideas into actions!
Inclusive Community Grants are intended to support programs and activities with an immediate impact on increasing an inclusive campus climate. These mini-grants are a resource for taking action on your ideas for bringing together people across campus to promote the value of diversity. Your project or program idea should in some way increase understanding and connections across groups, and promote a welcoming campus environment. Get involved! We want to see you in action!
Who May Apply
All Wellesley College administrative staff, union staff, students, and faculty are eligible to apply for grants. All proposed projects and programs must be new initiatives; funds may not be used to support ongoing projects and programs. Awards may be up to $1,000 each.
Uses for an Inclusive Community Grant
Projects and activities might include diversity and inclusion training, workshops, forums, films, community-building activities, development of materials or media that highlight diversity efforts within your unit, and networking activities across work units and departments. Be imaginative. Be innovative. Get together and propose your ideas!
Types of Activities Eligible for Funding
- Programming/activities that support a welcoming and inclusive campus climate
- Activities that enable sustainable efforts for the university climate
- Evidence of collaboration across groups, departments or organizations at the College
- Activities that engage members of our campus community in diversity and inclusion efforts
- Ability to complete program/project by June 15, 2015
Proposals are reviewed by the Partnerships for Diversity and Inclusion coordinators, who determine the awardees and levels of funding.
Approved applications will require a signed grant contract to be forwarded to Rachael Coombes (email@example.com). After your event or program, forward your post-program final report within 30 days. Proposals that are unable to be funded may include reviewer comments/recommendations for future submissions.
Applications should be submitted at least four weeks before the intended program.
Your Partnerships grant proposal should fall within one of four focus areas of the Partnerships:
- Access and equity: making Wellesley exemplary and innovative in all areas of recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff, and attracting, retaining, and engaging of a diverse community of students and alumnae.
- Institutional advancement of diversity and inclusion: enriching the intellectual community at Wellesley by enhancing diversity and inclusion content in courses, programs, and experiences across academic programs and co-curricular experiences.
- Campus climate: developing a campus climate in which all campus members are fully engaged, where issues of inclusion are addressed, and where the values of diversity and inclusion are seen as essential for excellence in teaching, learning, and working for all members of the Wellesley College community.
- Community learning and leadership: increasing the capacity for equitable scholarship and leadership by equipping community members with tools for citizenship within a diverse and inclusive community.
Paper applications should be sent to: Inclusive Community Grants Program, Green Hall, Room 352.
Electronically filed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct questions to Rachael Coombes at email@example.com or 781.283.3587.
Forms You'll Need
Past events and groups supported by Partnerships grants include:
- Mezcla members' attendance at the East Coast Chicano Student Forum (ECCSF) Conference
- Parrandas (Latina Advisor's Office)
- Celebration of Light
- Art & Soul of Chibuzo (Women's and Gender Studies department)
- International Women's Day (Amnesty International)
- La Chismosa (Women's and Gender Studies department)
- 2014 First Generation College Student Summit (First Generation Network)
- Asian Awareness Keynote: Kent Ono (Asian Student Advising Office)
- Latina Keynote Speaker Rick Najera (Latina Advisor's Office)
- Jasbir Puar (Women's and Gender Studies department)
- Class of 2014 Family Luncheon (Parent and Family Programs Office)
- Summer STEM Research at the Wellesley College Science Center
- Brown Bag Lunch on Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Students (Administrative Council Committee on Diversity)
- Making Space Concert Series (Music department)