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Grant Application Process

For the seventh straight year, students enrolled in the Binghamton University course "Philanthropy and Civil Society", taught by David Campbell, have $10,000 to make grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Learning by Giving Foundation has provided the financial support for this initiative. 

As part of the course, students receive an overview of philanthropy, nonprofit organizations and their role in civic life. They also explore their personal values, identify the issues about which they care most and learn about community needs. All of this knowledge informs their grantmaking decisions. As a result of this process, students make grants to local organizations generally averaging between $2,000-$5,000. 

This year, the selection process has changed, with a new Request for Proposals to be sent to invited organizations. We will hold our annual awards ceremony in May 2016, watch the website and our social media pages for more information.

If you have questions about the process, please contact David Campbell at


Last Updated: 2/10/16