A program called CALL Service Grants was approved by the CALL board in April 2003. The purpose of the grants is to encourage CALL members to use their talents in service to the kingdom of God and the community, and to allow CALL to be a supporting partner in these service projects. CALL budgets up to $2,000 per fiscal year which allows for approximately 10 grants of $200 each, or 20 grants of $100 each.
CALL Service grants are available to all members of CALL who have been a member for one year or longer.
There are very few restrictions on the types of projects which could be funded. Any CALL member (or group of members) may request support to pay for out-of-pocket expenses for a service project in which they are involved or which they would like to initiate.
The following list is not meant to be limiting in any way, but it may help generate ideas:
- the cost of supplies or outings related to mentoring or tutoring students;
- and travel or housing costs for volunteering for programs such as World Renew or Habitat projects
Making a grant request
Download the form
Download the CALL service grant application form.
Use the CALL Service Grant Application form (download it via the box to the right) when making a request. Application for funds must include a brief statement describing the project and list the cost to the volunteer or the organization, as well as the amount of support that is being requested.
Send applications to CALL Service Committee, Calvin University, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 The committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the CALL board. The Service Committee and the CALL board reserve the right to deny any request.
If the request is granted, the recipient should submit a report (and pictures) of the project at its completion, or after one year if the project is ongoing. The grantee will also be asked to acknowledge the support of CALL in any opportunity to talk or write about the project.
If there are questions about the program or process, please send an e-mail to CALL@calvin.edu with "Service grant" in the subject line.