Reopening application period for 2020 Heroes community service grants

Every year, Harvardwood traditional accepts applications to receive a $500 community service grant in the spring. Given that Spring 2020 was particularly tumultuous due to the pandemic and the first wave of lockdowns, we are reopening submission period to the Heroes program. 

Through this program, we award grants of at least $500 each to four individuals who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners are determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later.

The deadline to submit your service proposal is September 30, 2020.

This is our EIGHTH year of awarding grants via the Heroes program—read about the community service work that past Heroes have performed!

You do not need to be a Harvardwood member to receive a Harvardwood Heroes grant (applicants must be current students, alums, staff, or faculty), although Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration.

Launched in 2013, the Harvardwood Heroes grant program aims to spotlight and support Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have made an exceptional contribution to the community. These Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood by demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment in the betterment of our communities.

*Grants can be spent at the winner's discretion.


NOTE: If you applied earlier this year, in Spring 2020, you do not need to reapply; your application will be considered along with the applicants from this same round.


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