Innovation Grants - Funding Period is Closed for 2019, Check Back in Fall 2020.

ARC's Office of Philanthropy is accepting innovation grant applications Monday, September 23 through Monday, November 18, 2019 from faculty and staff. The Faculty & Staff Innovation Grants Program reflects ARC Office of Philanthropy’s investment in the ongoing vitality of the campus community and the important role played by innovative faculty and staff projects. 

Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, projects, or methods and may include making changes to something existing or introducing new ideas to further the mission, strategic goals, and strategies of ARC.  Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or is forward looking and ahead of current thinking.  Grant applications will be evaluated using the college’s strategic plan. 

Due to limited resources, there may be fewer requests granted.  Depending on the nature of the request, the Office of Philanthropy may grant up to $5,000

Who Can Apply?

All faculty, staff and student-sanctioned clubs (with advisor involvement) at ARC are eligible to apply. Donors to the ARC Office of Philanthropy’s Annual Fund generously give to provide the source of revenue for this grants program. In an effort to continue to build the Annual Fund, preference will be given to those who are current donors to the Annual Fund, all other things being equal.

How Grants Are Awarded

ARC's Office of Philanthropy, with support from President Greene and Vice President Kaur, make funding decisions. The relative weight given to proposals is as follows: 40% - Originality and Innovation, 50% - Connection to ARC’s mission, vision and strategic goals and strategies, and 10% - Overall application and project description.

Submit applications to the ARC Office of Philanthropy Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by Monday, December 9, 2019.

Innovation Grant Application


Grantees, after implementing your project, please provide a brief email to Kirsten DuBray, Director of Donor Relations of the Office of Philanthropy, with feedback on the how the funds supported the need.

Send E-mail To Kirsten Dubray