Funds may be used to pay for supplies for a specific project, publish a zine, paint a mural, etc. Funds may not be used to pay participants' or consultants' salaries or honoraria. Funds are intended to support student-driven initiatives and may not fund projects that are for classroom credit or a required practicum. Given the foundation's presence in Baltimore, these funds are intended to support work benefiting communities in the Baltimore metropolitan region. All grants require supervision by a CAP Office staff member. Only students who have successfully completed a CAP internship in the past or who are current CAP interns in good standing may apply for this grant.
Who is eligible to apply for a CAP Special Project grant?
This grant is open to students who have successfully completed a semester-long CAP internship in the past and/or current CAP interns who are in good standing.
What types of projects qualify for a CAP Special Project grant?
Examples of funded projects include: the design and production of zines in an after-school art club, the fabrication of a community bulletin board at a recreation center, murals, an art exhibition intended to raise funds for charity, and the creation of a "lesson in a box" for distribution to city school children. Projects are expected to engage community members in Baltimore City, build relationships, and result in measurable change. Required class projects and general CAP work will not be considered for funding. Applicants may, however, wish to consider revising a project originally completed to fulfill an academic requirement or a CAP internship requirement, expand it, and bring it to a new community audience.
How much can I request to fund this project?
CAP will consider grant requests of up to $1000.
Why must I be supervised by a MICA faculty/staff member to apply for a Community Service Fund grant?
Applicants to this grant must agree to work under the supervision of a CAP Office staff member. This arrangement offers the opportunity for the applicant to make optimal use of the resources available to grantees.
What follow-up is required once I have been issued a CAP Special Project grant?
Grantees must present a 5-10 minute artist talk upon completion of their project, submit receipts in a timely manner, and meet with their staff supervisor as needed.
What financial documentation must I keep?
All funding is disbursed via reimbursements and purchase orders. Grantees are responsible for completing and submitting a MICA Expense Reimbursement Form with all receipts numbered and attached, per MICA Policy. Requests for reimbursements must be accompanied by valid receipts. If you prefer to make purchases through purchase orders, you must use one of MICA's approved vendors.
Where can I apply for the grant?
Visit our homepage for the application, list of documents and instructions, and due dates.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the CAP office at email@example.com or call 410.225.2347.