2017 Ad Astra Hunger & Food Waste Mini-Grants

The goal of Summit Squared is to inspire students to take action to address hunger and food waste on their campuses and in their communities. To lend support to this effort, AD Astra Information Systems, will generously fund up to three $500 mini-grants to launch a new food waste reduction or hunger relief project or expand/strengthen/build sustainability for an already existing project to be implemented during the 2017 fall semester. The competition is open to individual students or student groups who participated in Summit Squared.

Examples of projects to be considered for funding include (but are not limited to):

  • starting a new campus food recovery initiative;
  • partnering with campus dining services to implement a food waste reduction campaign;
  • creating or expanding an on-campus composting effort;
  • or maintaining a garden to supply healthy produce for food insecure individuals.

Non-eligible activities include: scholarships and political/lobbying activities.

To apply, please answer the following questions and return your applications via email to Dr. Harriet Giles (hgiles@auburn.edu) no later than April 30, 2017. Applications should not exceed four pages. For more information, contact Dr. Giles or Kara Newby (kara.newby@auburn.edu).

Demographic Information
Applicant(s): (List all team members/organizational name)
Institution: Contact information of lead person

Project Description
In 500 words or less, provide an overall description of your project including the following information:

  • What is the name of the project?
  • What is the project’s major focus?
  • Is the project new or existing?
  • What are the overall goals of the project?
  • What is the project timeline?
  • What evidence can you provide to support need for the project?
  • What evaluation criteria will you use to measure the project’s success?
  • How will the project continue after the grant period is completed and be sustainable for the long term?

List budget items and total cost of project. If total exceeds $500, explain how the remainder of the funds for implementation will be raised.