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Columbia College Foundation Mini Grants

The Columbia College Foundation now offers mini-grants that support its mission "to promote student success by providing community resources that support and expand educational opportunities for Columbia College's students." Applications are reviewed by a Subcommittee of the Foundation Board of Directors.

The Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application Form is available here

Questions about the mini-grants program should be directed via email to Amy Nilson, Interim Director of Development.

The following projects will receive funding in the Spring 2013 cycle:

  • Columbia College Library - Umbrellas for outside seating area: $1,500
  • Health and Human Performance – Kettlebell equipment: $1,500
  • Women's Volleyball Team: $1,000
  • Men's Basketball Team: $1,000
  • Total Awards: $5,000

The following projects will receive funding in the Fall 2012 cycle:

  • Columbia College Speech & Debate Team – participate in two Forensics competitions: $1,000
  • Guest lecturer/Inspirational Speaker, Pam Houston, UC Davis Creative Writing: $1,200
  • Online registration software for Community Education: $4,000
  • Fire Academy – PPE, visual aids, field trips to K-12 schools, events, training props: $3,000
  • Child Development Club – student memberships in NAEYC: $500
  • Professional Development Institute: $3,800
  • Columbia College Choir 2013 Spring Tour: $1,000
  • Portable white boards for library: $460
  • Total Awards: $14,960

The following projects received funding in the Spring 2012 cycle:

  • University tour & cultural event field trips for 25 students: $750
  • Fall 2012 Wellness Fair: $2,000
  • GED Exam fees for 10 students: $1,600
  • Transportation for the English 1B Berkeley Repertory Theatre trip in Spring 2013: $525
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification for Auto Technology students: $1,000
  • Laptops for Columbia College ESL students studying at the Family Resource Center at Jamestown School: $1,000
  • Improvements to the Mental Health counseling area to create a more beneficial client/therapist environment: $975
  • Total Awards: $7,850

Fall 2011 Mini-Grants Awards

The Foundation received 16 applications in Fall 2011 totaling $16,658.85. The following projects will receive funding in the Fall 2011 cycle:

  • Sponsor Academic Wellness Educators Spring 2012 Wellness Fair: $1,325
  • Purchase piano software: $350
  • Columbia College Choir Annual Tour: $1,000
  • Expand the library's children's book collection: $1,000
  • Provide transportation for the English 125 five-day field trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: $550
  • Provide transportation for an English 1B Berkeley Repertory Theatre trip: $525
  • Support the development of a Medical Coding certificate: $408.85
  • Create a Child Development Student Club: $500
  • Total Awards: $5,908.85

Thank you to everyone who applied for a mini-grant. Although we were not able to fund all of the proposals, the next cycle of mini-grants will be held in Spring 2012.