CRC Office of Philanthropy

CRC Fund Mini-Grant Program

CRC Fund Mini-Grant Program

Mini-Grant Request for Funding


The CRC Office of Philanthropy (CRCOP) provides monies for projects not funded through the normal budget cycle. Funding for this grant opportunity comes from donations to the Annual Fund and fundraising events. The mini-grants are intended to provide an opportunity for support of special projects that directly improve student success or teaching and learning effectiveness.  


All Cosumnes River College faculty, staff, and management are eligible to apply for CRCOP support during the open application period. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a mini-grant award in the past year.

Areas of Interest

CRCOP will give priority to proposals that demonstrate direct support for students and/or the ability to support and enhance student success. Ideal proposals should relate directly to the College Wide Desired Outcomes which include: Student Success, Access, Teaching and Learning Effectiveness, Community and Economic Development, and Organizational Effectiveness.

Award Amounts

The maximum funding level for a regular mini-grant approved proposal is $1,000.  The maximum funding level for field trips is $1,500.  The number of awards and amount depends upon annual CRCOP fundraising efforts. Mini-grant funds are not to be used for ongoing program support, instructional equipment, 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.  

Application Process

Proposals must include a completed file icon.CRC Fund Mini-Grant Application Form. You may address the application questions in the area provided below. If you need additional space, please attach additional pages to the application.

Now is the time to gather your ideas and think about how your project can enhance the student experience here at CRC. The mini-grant application will be available from October 8, 2018 - October 26, 2018. Decisions will be made the week of November 12, 2018 and will be announced by November 23. 

Examples of grants funded in the past

CRC Library Reading Lounge

Diop Scholars Study Hall

Textbooks for Athletics Study Center

SIFE Regional Conference

MESA Student Leadership Retreat

Pilot iPad Initiative

CRC New Music Ensemble Guest Artist Residency

Puente Project Field Trip

Families Helping Families

Fire Instructor Uniforms

Business Plan Competition

Enhance the Existing VRC

Contact Michele K. Steiner, Director of Donor Relations at (916) 691-7491 or by steinem (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (email )with questions.