Submit proposals for Ford grants, earn support for creative service-learning project

A second round of proposals has opened for the Ford Community Corps Partnerships (FCCP) grants. It’s a great way for Detroit Mercy students to earn grants to provide support for creative service-learning projects.

The deadline for the next round of proposals is Friday, June 10, 2022.

With these mini-grants from the Ford Fund, students can get leadership training and a generous salary to coordinate these projects. Faculty partners also get a stipend and money for materials.

In the past, Detroit Mercy has provided funds for projects, such as:

  • Students from a Political Science class give support for an agency that helps people facing eviction.
  • Student from a Business Writing class creates Canva templates to help a non-profit organization enhance their social media presence, as well as many others.
  • Students from a Nursing course provided people facing homelessness with a health resources list.
  • Law students provided info to youth in a foster care facility about their legal rights.

Take a look at all previous projects.

If you are interested or if you’d like to stay up-to-date with the most recent developments, please email Fr. Tim Hipskind, S.J., at

More information.