The Community Action Fund for Equity & Sustainability Committee (CAFES) seeks to provide financial support to a number of projects and programs advancing sustainability, equity, and social justice at Willamette University and in our community.

When developing proposals, we require students to work closely with staff and/or faculty, especially if your project requires working with them or programs they support. Please reach out to the committee community-action-fund if you need help with developing your proposal. We always highly recommend meeting with our Proposal Consultant before submitting a grant to ensure.

Grant Proposal Forms

The CAFES Committee is now accepting grant proposals! We no longer have a rolling deadline, and instead review received proposals after three deadlines each semester. For each of these deadlines, proposal and budget forms must be emailed to community-action-fund by 11:59 pm. Please use the following forms and follow all instructions when submitting your proposal. Incomplete proposals might not be considered.

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2022:

  • Friday, September 30th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, October 28th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, November 18th at 11:59 PM

Spring 2022:

  • Friday, February 10th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, March 10th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, April 14th at 11:59 PM

Spring 2023:

  • Friday, February 10th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, March 10th at 11:59 PM
  • Friday, April 14th at 11:59 PM

Required Forms:

Apply for Mini Grants!

The CAFES committee is proud to present a new initiative for the Willamette Community to engage. CAFES Mini Grants are designed to fund up to $300 for small scale projects rooted in social justice, equity and sustainability. These grants are both easier to apply for and have a rolling deadline that allows Willamette’s students, faculty and staff to apply for projects, initiatives or events that are happening before the end of this academic year. Please see the proposal form for eligibility criteria and more details about the application process.

Mini Grant Application Deadlines:

The Mini Grant deadline is rolling for the 2022-2023 academic year, and applications will be considered in the spring until Friday, April 14th at 11:59 PM. Please keep in mind the 2-week grace period for funding after applying for a mini grant.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about what you can apply for through mini grants, please contact community-action-fund and we will be happy to assist you in the process!

Mini Grant Required Forms:

Willamette University

Community Action Fund for Equity and Sustainability Committee

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