Examples of past mini-grant recipients include:
PHAR150 students did focus groups and 1-1 interviews with clients of local food pantries and used funds to purchase incentives for people to participate.
FYS038 - received funding to purchase supplies for a carnival the students put on for students with disabilities at Ruby Van Meter
SCSS 076 Homelessness in America - received funding for supplies to make tie-blankets for youth at Iowa Homeless Youth Centers, while conducting a homeless simulation and collecting personal hygiene products
Personal Fitness and Nutrition J-term - received funding to purchase bus tokens and incentives to food pantry recipients and to create "shelf talkers" which help inform people about healthy food choices.
The Master of Communication Leadership program conducted, analyzed, and presented research for Best Buddies and used mini-grant funding to publish final reports.
The Des Moines Student Healthcare Partnership used funds to prepared and served dinner to the residents of Central Iowa Shelter and Services, and had an intimate meeting with one of the healthcare providers who works in the clinic at the shelter.