RFP Form

Grant Program

Each fall the Southwestern College Philanthropy Board (SCPB) in conjunction with the Nonprofit Leadership class distributes a new request for funding proposals.  The RFP focus changes each grant cycle. The details of the RFP and deadline dates can be found in the online application and the pdf.

Please use the online application to submit the current grant.  Applicants can also print the pdf and email the completed application to Only one type of submission (either online or pdf email) is necessary.

Grant Program Application - Online

Grant Program Application - PDF

Fall 2021 Grant Program Details

SCPB Summary

The Southwestern College Student Philanthropy Board (SCPB) was developed from the Students4Giving Campus Compact grant awarded in August of 2008.  With this funding, Southwestern created the SCPB as well as the Non-profit Leadership class offered on the main campus to explore all aspects of the philanthropic process.  The SCPB is committed to developing an opportunity for students to explore philanthropy, non-profit organizations, community partnerships, and available grant resources.  The SCPB and the class work together annually to distribute grant funding to community-based non-profit organizations that demonstrate a need in accordance with the needs statement below.

Needs Statement

The SCPB and Non-profit Leadership class are offering one grant of up to $1,000 to an existing non-profit devoted to serving others. Funds will be awarded to a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and appreciate their volunteers in Cowley County. This could include volunteer training experiences, awards, and creative ways to recognize volunteer efforts. The applying organization must be a 501(c)(3). All grant funding must be utilized on or before December 1, 2022.

Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 – Granting period open for applications

Friday, October 29th, 2021 – Completed RFP grant application due to the SCPB

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 – Grant award winner announced 

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 – Awards Ceremony 

December 1st, 2022 – All grant funding from the SCPB must be utilized as stated in the grant request

Please submit this application by 5 pm, on Friday, October 29, 2021, using the online form. If you have questions, please email


If awarded funding, the non-profit organization agrees to provide documentation and participate in a zoom interview evaluation conducted by the SCPB. The non-profit will be held accountable for the improvements proposed in this application.  A date for the post-evaluation will be determined by the SCPB.

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