Eagle Endowment: Turning Passions into Projects

Students Tree planting with Casey Trees

While many student groups formulate thoughtfully developed ideas for public and community service, few actually have the funds to put them into action. The Eagle Endowment addresses this challenge and empowers AU students by providing annual grants of $100 - $1,000 and a year of mentorship to students and groups that propose such initiatives. Proud recepient of the 2017 "Top College Philanthropic Organization in the USA", our goal is to extend your passion beyond the classroom in a thoughtful way that helps the DMV community and advances your skills. If you want to get involved and don't know how to start, email us!

These awards are intended to support groups in their earliest planning and implementation phases, providing them with seed funds to launch visions for service. Read more about our past grant recipients, some of whom received jobs/internships from their community partners. There are three different opportunities for funding throughout the school year: the "Back to School, Back to Service" Grant, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grant to promote social justice, and the Spring Grant that supports all types of public and community service initiatives. 

Spring Grant Cycle

The spring grant is officially closed. Stay tuned for our fall grant cycle this August.

If you have any questions about the process or need assistance developing a project idea, email our Coordinator at eagleendowment@american.edu or schedule a meeting here.

Saagar Gupta accepting Eagle Endowment award

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, a regional service-learning organization, has selected Eagle Endowment as the 2019 Excellence in Service Student Group award from 40 local campuses. The award is presented annually at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference. Saagar Gupta, former Eagle Endowment Coordinator, accepted the award that honors Eagle Endowment’s leadership and commitment to service projects.

To get involved with Eagle Endowment and learn more, email the program coordinator, Mary Frances Odukwe.

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