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The COOP does not typically fund proposals from Student Government Organizations.

INFORMATION:
The Coop Community and University Relations Committee will accept one grant application per academic year from a given group. If you have multiple activities for which you want to request support, please include in the one application. Approved projects are expected to use grant funds before the next application cycle. The awards are generally in the $1000-$2000 range; however, larger, well-justified requests are also considered. The Coop Community and University Relations Committee reviews the applications. Applicants will be notified on the status of their application two weeks after the application deadline. This means that you will not be informed as to the status of your application until after the application deadline, regardless of when you submit your application. Please plan accordingly and consider the grant application deadlines when applying for funding. Please note that activities or events that have already occurred will not be approved for funding.

Applications require a budget for any event or activity.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
September 27, 2019
November 15, 2019
February 21, 2020
April 17, 2020

Qualifications and Selection Criteria for Grants

QUALIFICATIONS:
Projects should meet more than one of the following criteria to be considered outstanding in the eyes of the committee:

  • Organized (and executed) by Harvard/MIT degree candidates affiliated with student organizations recognized by their University/Institute
  • Benefits or serves the Harvard/MIT campus communities or the Cambridge/Boston community
  • Demonstrates the lasting impact for the community at the end of the project and beyond the project timeframe

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the following:

  • Build or positively impact the Harvard/MIT communities
  • Promote good citizenship and humanitarian efforts
  • Present innovative and entrepreneurial, yet practical and achievable projects
  • Proposals submitted by teams or campus organizations, rather than individuals

The COOP Gives Grant Program is not able to fund requests for:
  • Travel
  • Scholarships
  • Registration fees to attend conferences
  • Technology or equipment for one- time use
  • Honorariums or speaker fees

Coop Grants are not intended for specific marketing support such as advertising, sponsorship, or in-kind donations. To request this type of support, please contact
marketing@thecoop.com

Please be sure to click the SUBMIT button below.

****Please do NOT enter any website URL (form may not contain http:// or https:// in the form fields.) Your application will not be submitted if it contains a hyperlink.****
Upon successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation email (please also check your spam folder). If you do not receive the confirmation email within 24 hours of submission, please contact Chuck Hayes at grants@thecoop.com