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Common Good Grant Student Committee Solicits Proposals from the Community

Story posted November 10, 2009

The Bowdoin College student Common Good Grant Committee is pleased to request proposals from community organizations for this year's grant.  In its 9th year, the Common Good Grant provides over $10,000 to local non-profits that serve the greater Brunswick community. With the intent of maintaining current programs as well as funding new initiatives that serve local communities, the Grant is made possible by an anonymous donor interested in providing Bowdoin students the opportunity to learn about the field of philanthropy while developing relationships with non-profit organizations. Grant proposals will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis by the Common Good Grant Committee a group of twelve Bowdoin students advised by the staff of the McKeen Center for the Common Good. An additional group of students is currently engaged in raising funds to extend the impact of the grant while learning the important skills of community fund raising.

Applications are due Friday, February 5th. For more information and the grant application.

A free, optional grant-writing workshop provided by the College for organizations interested in applying for the Common Good Grant will be held on Friday, December 4th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. This is an informational workshop and participation has no bearing on grant decisions. Please contact Shawn Gerwig by Monday, November 23rd to register for the workshop.

Over the past eight years, the Common Good Grant Program has provided over $100,000 to the local community through grants of up to $2,500.  Past recipients support the educational objectives of the program by reporting on use and impact of funds the following year.

For more information, please contact this year's student leaders Sean Morris and Jackie Zaborski.

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Application deadline - Friday, Feb 5th, 2009