Funding Update, April 2018:

At this time, we are unable to consider any further requests or proposals for grants through the University of Michigan-Flint’s Community Impact Fund. We will provide an update on the new funding cycle in this space when it becomes available.

Community Impact Fund Stipends

The Community Impact Fund, made possible by the generosity of donors and friends, was established to support and encourage student or student and faculty activities that contribute to recovery efforts following the Flint Water Crisis or ongoing community revitalization.  Our faculty and students have already contributed to meaningful efforts across the city – supporting community education and outreach, water bottle recycling efforts, lead testing by Nursing volunteers, and more.

We encourage faculty and students + faculty to apply for resources that could assist additional efforts as part of curricular or volunteer activities.

Guidelines: Faculty and students may apply for a stipend of $100 to maximum amount of $1,500, for projects meeting the following criteria:

1. Project supports coursework or co-curricular community engagement activity with faculty advisor.

2. Project is directly related to the Flint Water Crisis or ongoing community revitalization.

3. Funding will be used to implement a community activity that involves UM-Flint and a community partner(s).

4. Recipients must allocate all funding towards approved project.

5. All awardees are required to submit to the Office of the Provost, within one month of project completion, the following materials as part of a final results report:

a. Detailed account of expenses.

b. Specific outcomes and results of project, including photos, testimonials, and other relevant items.

Funding decisions will be made by a committee of designees from the Office of the Provost and University Advancement. 

Stipend amounts will be determined based on available funding.  

To be considered for this stipend, complete the application by clicking the link below.  For any questions or assistance with this application, please email Sheila Currier at

Click HERE for application form.