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Do Good Mini-Grants provide funding for the development and implementation of student-led, student-run proposals which aim to create a positive social or environmental impact. Receive up to $500 to support your project or venture!

You are a great fit for the Do Good Mini-Grant if you are…

  • Passionate about creating change for a social or environmental issue
  • Participating in a student-led, student-run team or organization that engages in fundraising, service, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, or other activities to Do Good
  • Looking for a community of social advocates, innovators, and changemakers
  • Want to bolster your efforts to participate in the Do Good Challenge. Learn more about the Do Good Challenge here

Read about teams that were awarded Mini-Grants last year: Fall 2018 Recipients and Spring 2019 Recipients

Mini-Grant Details

  • Sunday, October 20, by 11:59pm: Applications due through Terp Link
  • Friday, October 25: Applicants invited to the Interview Round will be notified
  • Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 5: Interviews conducted
  • Wednesday, November 6: Recipients will be notified
  • Thursday, November 14, 5:30-7:30pm: Do Good Mini-Grant Orientation will be held at the Do Good Accelerator. This orientation is required for all Fall 2019 Mini-Grant recipients.

Submit an application through Terp Link

  • As a University of Maryland student, you already have a Terp Link account. 
  • Once you click on the application link below, you will be directed to log-in with the CAS system. After, it will redirect you to TerpLink. Hit the blue “Sign In” button in the top right corner to access the application. 
  • Find the application here: go.umd.edu/minigrantapp.

Schedule and participate in an interview

  • If selected for an interview, you will receive an email notification with a link to schedule an interview with the Do Good Mini-Grant Selection Team.
  • Interviews are conducted between Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, November 5, and up to 4 team members may attend the interview.

Receive an award notification and attend an orientation

  • If selected to receive a Do Good Mini-Grant, you will receive an Award Notification Letter.
  • Recipients will need to attend the Do Good Mini-Grant Orientation session to learn about fund requirements and disbursement options.
  • Applicants must be a currently enrolled student at the University of Maryland.
  • Applicants may apply as an individual or a team. Teams may be a new or existing (such as student organizations, fraternities or sororities, or academic programs).
  • Teams must have a designated Team Leader. Team Leaders must be a full or part-time degree-seeking students at the University of Maryland.
  • Team Leaders will be the main contact person for all ​Do Good communications​, notifications, and questions. ​Team Leaders will take primary responsibility for receiving and responding to all correspondence.
  • Applicants proposals, projects, or ventures must be student-led and student-run.  Faculty, staff, and external partners are encouraged to serve strictly as advisors or mentors.
  • Teams are encouraged to incorporate members and/or mentors from different colleges or schools. Where appropriate, teams should consider mentors that represent community partners or industry experts with unique knowledge and experience in the field related to the proposal, project, or venture. 

Recipients agree to use funds for expenses that advance the development of your proposal, project, or venture. Some examples of eligible expenses include materials/supplies, catering, venues, building of prototypes, and consultation expenses (legal, marketing, design). Awards may not be used for tuition, textbooks, business meals/entertainment, personal computers, or salaries/wages for team leaders, team members, advisors, or mentors. Awards may not be used as a donation to an organization, such as a nonprofit partner, a national chapter, sponsor site, or other entity. DGI staff reserve the right to decide whether or not expenses are acceptable for the use of all awarded funds.

If you have further questions or concerns, please email us at dogoodchallenge@umd.edu.