Missouri Campus Compact awards mini-grants to foster work towards establishing meaningful, reciprocal community partnerships through utilizing or incorporating one or more of the following principles from Campus Compact’s Thirtieth Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors:
- Empowering students, faculty, staff, and community partners to co-create mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus
- Preparing students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of the public good.
- Contributing to the health and strength of our communities—economically, socially, environmentally, educationally, and politically.
- Fostering an environment that consistently affirms the centrality of the public purposes of higher education by setting high expectations for members of the campus community to contribute to their achievement.
Awards will be made for mini-grants up to $500.00 to faculty and staff members for proposals regarding the addition and transformation of engagement experiences for students and mini-grants of up to $1,000.00 and up to one $2,000.00 inter-institution mini-grant. The inter-institution grant is awarded to a proposal that seeks to unite efforts or develop a program that promotes civic engagement among two or three member institutions that fosters a larger collaborative project, program, or initiative.