MLK Day of Service Grants

The MLK Day of Service Grants support MLK Day of Service projects at Campus Compact member colleges and universities across the United States. The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off,” but as a “day on”.

Last year, the project recruited 39,281 volunteers throughout the U.S. 10,175 veterans were served and 189,276 pounds of food were distributed to Americans in need.

Unfortunately, the Corporation for National and Community Service did not select this program for funding for 2017 to 2019. Please contact us with questions on prior grants.

In 2017, Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) awarded grants to 40 colleges and universities across the U.S. for service projects that work toward alleviating hunger and supporting veterans.

2017 grant recipients:

  • American University Center for Community Engagement & Service
  • Bard College
  • Belmont University
  • Berry College
  • Broome Community College
  • Buena Vista University
  • Central College
  • Coe College
  • Concordia University-Portland
  • Drake University
  • Florida International University
  • Grand View University
  • Kent State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Oregon State University
  • Otterbein University
  • Owens Community College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Rogers State University
  • Rutgers University Newark
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Maine
  • University of Montana
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina Leadership and service center
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Illinois University- Quad Cities
  • Winthrop University
  • Youngstown State University

The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off,” but as a “day on”. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Last year, the project recruited 39,281 volunteers throughout the U.S. 10,175 veterans were served and 189,276 pounds of food were distributed to Americans in need.