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Common Good Grant Committee Solicits Proposals

Story posted November 03, 2010

The Bowdoin College student Common Good Grant Committee is pleased to request proposals from community organizations for this year's grant. In its 10th year, the Common Good Grant provides over $10,000 to local non-profits that serve the greater Brunswick community.

Intended to support current programs as well as fund new initiatives that serve local communities, the Common Good Grant is made possible by an anonymous donor interested in providing Bowdoin students the opportunity to learn about 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. An additional group of students is engaged in raising additional funds to further the impact of the grant while learning the important skills of community fund raising.

Applications are due Friday, February 4, 2011. For more information and the grant application.

A free, optional grant-writing workshop will be provided by the College on Friday, December 3rd from 9:00am - 12:00pm. This is an informational workshop and participation has no bearing on grant decisions. Please contact Shawn Gerwig by noon on Monday, November 22rd to register for the workshop.

Over the past nine 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 Rachel Turkel and Rosemary Laflam.

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Applications are due Friday, February 4, 2011.