Service-Learning Grants

To support development of service-learning courses and community partnerships resulting in transformational experiences for students.

2020-21 Grant Funding Available Now! See grant descriptions below for more information and links to RFPs and applications.

Unfortunaetely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, service-learning travel grants will not be offered for 2020-01

Grants are awarded through the Center for Internships & Community Engagement and funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office Call to Service InitiativeOpens in new window and/or the Student Success InitiativeOpens in new window .

Add Service-Learning to a Course

up to $3,000

For faculty and lecturers seeking to adopt service-learning pedagogy and integrate a service-learning component into a course. Grant recipients will modify the curriculum of an established course or create a new course to include a required service-learning component. 


up to $3,000

Faculty will strengthen a partnership between the University and the community through a collaboratively-conceived, course-related service-learning project that targets an unmet community need. Must result in an implemented project within the one-year grant period.

Assessment/Scholarship of Service-Learning

up to $2,000

Supports research or scholarship about service-learning. Example of projects include an assessment of the impact of a CSUF service-learning course or development of a manuscript for a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or book chapter about service-learning pedagogy. Assessment project or manuscript must be complete by the end of the grant period (December 30, 2020).