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 2024-25 academic year are:

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

PSGC I (Fall 2024)September 8, 2024
PSGC II (Fall 2024)November 3, 2024
PSGC III (Spring 2025)February 7, 2025
PSGC IV (Spring 2025)March 7, 2025

*You must have a community partner onboard, and the projects must be primarily based in the DC metropolitan area.

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


Click Here to Apply!



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



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