AMA Collegiate Chapter Community Service Grants
(currently not accepting applications)
What Makes A Good Community Service Grant Proposal (.ppt)
Grant Example (received perfect score)
Photo Release Form (.pdf)
Quote Release Form (.pdf)
Funded by the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), $500 Community Service Grants support the community service efforts of AMA Collegiate Chapters while strengthening the marketing program of one or more nonprofit organizations. In just ten years, the AMAF has given 115 community service grants to AMA Collegiate Chapters to provide support that builds marketing capacity in nonprofits.
Currently, we are not accepting applications for the 2012-2013 program year. As program criteria and guidelines are determined for 2012-2013, this page will be updated to reflect any changes and program information will be made available to all Collegiate Chapters.
Grants are awarded to Chapters that demonstrate that funding by the AMAF will assist the marketing goals of the proposed community service projects by:
- strengthening the marketing program of one or more nonprofit organizations;
- solving a problem or meeting a need by an innovative and/or creative approach to the use of marketing; and/or
- making imaginative use of available marketing resources, avoiding duplicative efforts.
- Chapters must work with legally recognized, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization(s) meeting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements (particularly those operated for educational, literary, religious or scientific purposes) in order to receive funding. Projects that include participation by local nonprofit “umbrella” organizations such as the statewide association of nonprofits, the local United Way, the local Community Foundation, etc., are particularly encouraged.
- Grants cannot be used for 1) direct financial contributions to nonprofits; 2) financial subsidies to Chapter volunteers for their services; 3) purchase of items to be sold (including by auction) by the Chapter or a nonprofit organization; or 4) non-marketing related services (including costs associated with event meals).
- Chapters must have a current officer Report Form on file with the AMA and must submit a Chapter Plan on the designated due date.
- Recipients of the grants must submit a final report on their project by (tbd) to Jason Oleniczak, AMAF Director of Programs & Community Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If projects are not completed by (tbd), please submit an interim report by this day, and submit a final report by (tbd).
- Chapters are required to acknowledge the AMAF in all printed materials or publicity about their projects (including program and Web site materials) by including the following: "The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) is pleased to provide support to the [Chapter name] [project name]. The AMAF’s mission is to be an essential resource to nonprofits, helping them achieve greater success through effective marketing. As the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the American Marketing Association (AMA), the AMAF also champions and supports excellence in marketing and diversity in the marketing profession.”
Any grant recipient that does not complete its project must return the funds to the AMAF by (tbd).
Recipients - AMA Collegiate Chapter Community Service Grants