Chancellor’s community partnership fund cycle launches

Chancellor Dirks has announced the launch of the 2014-15 grant cycle for the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund. This year the fund will grant $253,000 to innovative campus-Berkeley community partnerships, for projects beginning in the summer of 2014.

The fund supports projects in arts and culture, community safety, economic development, environmental stewardship and education. Since its establishment in 2006, it has awarded $1.85 million to more than 100 neighborhood-improvement projects and community-service programs that involve collaborative relationships between the campus and the Berkeley community to address critical needs.

A workshop for potential applicants will be offered in late October, to support development of campus-community partnerships and provide information on the application process. That event is set for 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Berkeley Skydeck, 2150 Shattuck Ave., penthouse level.

Key dates are as follows:

  • Dec. 9, 2013:      Pre-application forms due
  • Jan. 21, 2014:     Full application requests made to select applicants
  • March 3, 2014:    Full applications due
  • Late April, 2014:  Grant Awards Announced

For more information about the Fund, application details and lists of past grant recipients, see the Community Relations website.