Community Service Mini-Grants

The Butler Center for Service and Leadership strives to support initiatives in the community pioneered by UM students. If you or your organization has a new community service project, the Butler Center encourages you to apply for funding to support your endeavors! The maximum amount for funding request is $250. Up to five grants will be awarded each semester.

Download the application.

Application Guidlines

In order to qualify for funding, student projects must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be enrolled as University of Miami students during the period of the project.
  2. Only volunteer projects are eligible. Any project for which participating students will receive wages, salaries, a stipend, or academic credit is not eligible for funding.
  3. All projects must have a University of Miami faculty or staff project advisor. Peers and/or persons with no University affiliation cannot be project advisors.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating long-term commitment to a project.
  5. Projects must benefit the Miami-Dade County.
  6. To access funds, recipients will submit invoices or receipts for reimbursement, or a University donation account number. Reimbursements will be accepted one year from the date of the approved application.
  7. Projects must be implemented and completed within one year after the funding is received.
  8. A final report must be submitted within two weeks of project completion. The report should be limited to no more than three typed pages and should include the project name and a succinct description of the project's status. Attach a separate sheet itemizing how the Community Service Mini-Grant was used along with all receipts. The final report should address the following issues:
    • Achievement of the proposed goals
    • Description of the completed project
    • Impact the project had on the students involved, the sponsoring organization and the population served
    • All data collected to measure project success as indicated in the application
    • Photos of the project and participants, if possible
  9. Examples of uses of mini-grant funds include supplies, food, transportation, etc.
  10. All requested documentation and signatures must be included with the application for consideration by the Butler Center Student Advisory Board.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information about the Community Service Mini-Grant program, please contact the Butler Center at 305-284-4483 or