We Act Grants FAQ

The application asks for some basic logistical information, but it also requires thoughtful responses to questions about leadership, your intention and vision for the project, and how it may impact others. You will also need detailed budget information and, if you are doing this project with or for an outside organization you will to provide their information as well. Depending on the complexity of your project you might need as little as two hours, or as many as six or more.

Yes! We love group projects. One person from the group will submit the application and be considered the responsible party.

The grants are intended cover the expenses you incur as a result of carrying out the project. If those expenses involve travel, then, yes.

Past recipients have put the grant both towards independent projects and projects that involve community groups, research institutions, and other types of organizations. As long as your work is being put towards your own project, it does not have to be done solo.

Yes! You can drop by the Laspa center (in Seal Court, right next to CP&R) to ask any questions, or set up an appointment with our office to review your application.

Yes. We Act Grants are intended to be completed over the summer and you should design it with that scope in mind. If, however, complications arise in the course of carrying out your project that prevent you from completing it, let the Laspa Center know, and we will work with you to set a new completion date.

Yes! We Act Grants are open to all currently enrolled students (including seniors).

No. The funds are intended to cover your project-related expenses and cannot be given away in any form, including gift cards. They can be used to pay for services rendered by an individual or organization but cannot be donated.

Certain aspects of your project might not work the way you had envisioned and making some minor adjustments is absolutely fine, and actually to be expected. However, if it looks like your project is turning out to be substantially different from the one that was green-lit by the Laspa Center, contact us right away and we will guide you.