Tutor Corps Community Service Grants: App Due October 1st

Community Service Grants support innovative student service learning projects. Grants range $250-750.

Interested in working on a project that addresses community-based issues such as poverty, education, health and the environment? In honor of Susan Lindquist, a beloved family member, gifted teacher and philanthropist, Tutor Corps Foundation awards community service grants semi-annually to support innovative student projects that make a sustainable impact in the community.

  • Students must live in the Bay Area or Los Angeles, attend school full-time, be between grades 6-11, maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have faculty sponsorship.

For the application we request that you provide a description about your project, budget and project timeline, and sponsor contact information. For your benefit, please make sure you have this information ready before you begin the application.


Here are six of the amazing Community Service Grant winners from last year:
Alexandra, Polytechnic School

Girl Scout Silver Project: Nutrition Education for Mother’s Club. Alexandra and her team members, Amy and Lucy, are making healthy cookbooks to teach young mothers about health and nutrition. The recipes will be written in several different languages and will come packaged with cooking spices.

Rohan, Menlo School

Smash High is a nonprofit in the Bay Area founded by Rohan and his two siblings, they develop hands-on projects and curriculum for elementary kids in various subject areas including math, science, and art. Smash High has worked with over 250 students, they plan on expanding in other areas soon.

Leiney, Menlo-Atherton High School

HI Tech Kids Summer Camp focuses on laptop-based educational games as well as health and fitness for the children on Harbour Island. The project helps kids on the island become more aware of technology that will ideally give them more options for the future.

Mac, Tamalpais High School

Music Together serves both groups of students in special education as well as those in the greater school community. Music Together’s goal is to build friendships and connect through music and conversation.

Grace, Menlo School

Graceful Cooking is a project that helps teach others how to prepare delicious meals with healthy foods at reasonable cost. Grace intends to teach a one-week cooking class at Life Moves (formerly Shelter Network) to students with healthy ingredients and recipes.

Justin, St. Ignatius College Preparatory 

Youth Policy Initiative serves middle school students from across San Francisco, especially low-income, first generation college bound
students. The program engages students in local and national political issues to raise awareness about current events in society.

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