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The FLC Office of Philanthropy Mini Grant program is designed to help faculty and staff improve student success in innovative ways. Mini Grants may be used to buy equipment and supplies, or help support research, coursework, or other projects/activities directly related to the college’s educational mission.

Funding for the program comes from donations to the FLC Mini Grant fund. The grants are intended to provide an opportunity for support of special projects that directly improve student success, teaching and learning effectiveness, staff development, and/or departmental operations.


All regular FLC faculty and staff are eligible to apply during the open application period, March 4 - April 5, 2019. In an effort to continue building support for FLC's fundraising initiatives, preference will be given to the grant applications submitted by those who are current donors to the Office of Philanthropy, all other things being equal.

Areas of Interest

Priority is given to projects or activities that have not been funded by the program in previous years, as well as those that demonstrate direct support for students and/or the ability to support and enhance student success. Ideal proposals should relate directly to the vision and mission statements and/or the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.

Award Amounts*

The maximum funding level for an approved proposal is $1,000. The number of awards and amounts depends upon available funds. The grants are not to be used for ongoing program support or for compensation to Los Rios District employees. Grants are not meant to supplant dollars already in a departmental budget. Applications should clearly demonstrate any/all additional resources that will be used to defer project costs.

*Any and all purchases of equipment, supplies, etc. using mini grant funds must adhere to Los Rios Community College District purchasing guidelines and standard operating procedures.

How Grants Are Awarded

Funding decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and Innovation
  • Feasibility of the proposed activity and anticipated use of resources
  • Integration with Institutional Student Learning Outcomes and/or vision and mission statements
  • Impact on learning/student benefit

Application Process

Proposals must include a completed FLC Mini Grant Application Form, which will be emailed to all faculty and staff by the Office of Philanthropy in spring.


Have questions about the FLC Mini Grant program? Please contact:

Michele K. Steiner
Regional Director of Philanthropy
(916) 691-7491