UC Bicentennial Community Engagement Grants

UC Bicentennial


About the UC Bicentennial

The University of Cincinnati is the eighteenth oldest public institution in the United States and traces its origins to the founding of the Medical College of Ohio and Cincinnati College in 1819. Reaching this historic milestone puts UC in prestigious company of other pioneering and enduring institutions. Home of the first cooperative education program, the nation’s first teaching hospital, the oral polio vaccine, and the first antihistamine, the university is rooted in innovation, grit, and the tenacity to learn more, to be more, and to do more. Join UC as we mark this historic milestone of our first 200 years that have paved the way for our future, as we show the world that UC will lead urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact. Visit 200.uc.edu for more information. 


Community Engagment Grant Purpose

In honor of its bicentennial celebration in 2019, the University of Cincinnati invested $100,000 into projects through Bicentennial Community Engagement Grants that celebrate and extend UC’s commitment to urban impact in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.  This opportunity engages nearly 1,000 first-year undergraduate students in a philanthropy-based service-learning experience to foster shared understanding of local issues and support a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable community. 

More information on UC’s service-learning model is available at: http://www.uc.edu/careereducation/experience-based-learning/service-learning.html.


Bicentennial Community Engagement Grant Winners

Congratulations to the 15 non-profit organizations selected to receive a Bicentennial Community Engagement Grant!

  • Breakthrough Cincinnati
  • Give Like a Mother
  • God's Favor Mobile Meals Ministry
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati
  • Hughes STEM High School
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
  • Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
  • Lockland Local Schools
  • N.E.R.D.S (Nurturing Educational Readiness and Development)
  • Sidestreams
  • St. Francis Seraph Ministries
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati
  • Super Seeds
  • Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
  • UC Early Learning Center



Please email Brittany Miller (mille3bl@ucmail.uc.edu) with any questions about the Community Engagement Grants.