FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
This fund is now CLOSED. No additional applications will be considered.
Who receives the grant monies?
Funds will be transferred directly to the school.
What are the elements of a successful grant application?
Experiential learning: Students are personally engaged in the project.
Social impact: The project benefits a community or cause.
Curriculum connection: The project arises from and/or connects to a lesson in a school classroom.
Reflection: Students have one or more opportunities to reflect upon their service learning experiences.
Is this a donation program?
No, SLAF is not a donation program, but rather, a granting program. As such, a budget specifying how funds will be used (supplies, resources, speaker fees, teacher stipends) is required.
Would our bake sale to raise money for a food pantry qualify for a grant?
No, fundraising activities alone do not rise to the level of a service learning project. Applicants should ensure that the proposed service learning project fulfills the four elements listed above.
Will you fund after-school organizations and activities?
No, after-school activities and organizations will not qualify for a SLAF grant. SLAF supports the integration of service learning into the existing classroom curriculum.
What items qualify for funding?
SLAF grants are intended to fund educational programming and the resources required for such programming. Permissible uses of funds include, but are not limited to, supplies, resource materials, presenter fees (provided that presenter is not the sole component of the service learning project), and stipends for long-term projects requiring teacher to spend significant time outside the classroom.
What items do NOT qualify for funding?
Items that do NOT qualify for funding include, but are not limited to, physical plant, equipment, catering, and refreshments for project events.
How should I submit my application?
The application is available on the SLAF website's "Apply" page. Completed applications should be emailed to