Public Service Grant Commission

PSGC Applications Available Now!
Supporting GWU's student ideas in action
PSGC Offers up to $20,000 each year in Funding

About the Public Service Grant Commission

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. 

The Mission

Founded in 2009, the Public Service Grant Commission is the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement’s social innovation fund supporting GW students’ entrepreneurial passions for stimulating change and delivering solutions through student-led service projects and initiatives in partnership with Washington, DC area organizations.

Apply for a Public Service Grant!

Public Service grants make it possible for GW students to harness their passions for changing the world through innovative student-led projects. Mini-grant awards provide financial backing to the ideas of GW students. They range from $500 – $2500 per individual or group project. The deadlines for the 2017-18 academic year are: 

  • October 3, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
  • February 6, 2018
  • March 6, 2018

A link to the application can be found here.


5 Keys to a Superior PSGC proposal:

1.Create a well written, compelling research backed narrative that describes the problem & serves as justification for action
2.Introduce and detail a sound, creative, feasible, service solution
3.Distill inputs, outputs, scale & intended outcomes (the logic model)
4.Detail clear barometers of success, including partnerships, benchmarks, and impact metrics and an evaluation plan
5.Include well written and detailed supplementals: a budget, timeline, and letter of support
¨TIP: Understanding the questions types can help you better create a cohesive narrative.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan Butler at [email protected].