Public Service Grant Commission


Founded in 2009, the Public Service Grant Commission is the Nashman Center’s social innovation fund supporting GW students’ innovative passions for stimulating change in Washington, DC.

The Public Service Grant Commission encourages and cultivates student-led social innovation by providing institutional support to individuals and organizations to carry out innovative, feasible community service programs and ideas.

Grant awards provide financial backing to the ideas of GW students to deliver solutions through projects and initiatives in partnership with Washington, DC area organizations. They range from $500 – $2500 per individual or group project, per deadline.

The deadlines to apply for the 2023-24 academic year are:

The Public Service Grant is awarded 4 times each academic year.

Round 1: September 15, 2023
Round 2: November 8, 2023
Round 3: February 7, 2024
Round 4: March 15, 2024

Note: You have to submit a new application to be considered for each of the rounds!


Click Here to Apply!



There are two primary types of projects that are eligible for funding through PSGC, enhancement projects, and innovation projects. When preparing your application to PSGC please keep these two types of projects so that the commissioners who review applications can evaluate your project with the appropriate metrics

Check out this project by one of our 2018-2019 Recipients, Roger Isom Jr.



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Stories from Grant Recipients