Impact Micro Grants

Micro Grants are designed to support faculty and staff by funding small, one-time, innovative projects that promote excellence in teaching and learning and positively impact the student experience at MCC.

  • Impact Micro Grants are typically less than $1,000.
  • Applications are accepted in the fall and the deadline to apply is December 15, 2023, so that selections can be made and funds can be available in January, 2024.
  • Projects should be completed and funds expended by August 31, 2024.

Annual Grants Committee

MCC offers a dynamic learning environment where excellent academics and innovative teaching approaches empower students to achieve their goals. Since the Foundation’s annual grants program began in 1994, over $600,000 has been awarded in support of faculty/staff initiatives. Awards are funded through the generous support of faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends through their unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund.

  • Approximately $20,000 is available to fund internal grants each year.
  • Application period opens in December and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.
  • Funds are available June 1, 2024, for the funding cycle of June 2024 thru May 2025.
  • Projects must be completed by May 31, 2025.
  • Grants typically range from $1,000 to $3,000.
  • Projects should have direct benefits to students in the classroom or provide opportunities to enhance excellence in teaching.
  • The Foundation supports projects in their first year in order to encourage creativity and new educational opportunities at MCC.
  • The Foundation will Not fund any request or project on a continuing basis.
  • Funds do Not support salary or release time.
  • A final report of the project's outcome is required by June 30, 2025. Failure to submit the report may result in ineligibility for future requests.

Henry P. French Endowed Chair

Purpose is to support MCC faculty in their pursuit of programs and projects that will encourage students focusing on a business career.

  • Typically award is generally between $1,000 to $3,000.
  • Follow the same application process as annual grants but a separate committee will award.

Guidelines for applying

When making decisions concerning the allocation of funds, priority will be based on numerous standards, including, but not limited to:

  • Projects that focus on college-wide priorities and/or strategic directions, including improving student success; diversity, equity and inclusion; acceleration of learning; and promoting continued development of the guided pathways model and the Schools at MCC
  • Projects that bring new innovations to the campus or area/division
  • Projects that impact many students and/or faculty
  • Projects that have an impact extending beyond the project timeline/grant cycle
  • Projects that are easily transferred or expanded beyond the pilot to other students, classrooms, and/or areas of campus
  • Projects considered to be above and beyond course development or other standard responsibilities of the faculty role
  • Projects that have measurable outcomes
  • Projects for which any technology requests are supported within the current IT support structure or have approval of the IT department
  • Projects that fall outside the normal college funding streams (e.g., departmental professional development funds, budgeted operating funds, etc.)
  • Projects for which funding is requested for supplies and materials rather than travel or stipends.
  • Projects for which the budget clearly corresponds to the project concept and scope
  • Projects that do not have continuing costs, or if they do, those costs are supported by other sources

We love to see measurable results that we can share with our donors!