To inspire creativity and lasting impact, The Bates Center for Entrepreneurship & Leadership has collaborated with the Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) in order to fund and administer the Social Impact Grant. The grant supports student-initiated projects designed to have a sustained, purpose-driven social impact. Projects can seek to impact the Lewis & Clark community, the Portland area, or beyond. Projects shall be designed in a way that, if they succeed, enables and encourages future Lewis & Clark students to continue the effort in one way or another.


  • Submit grant application by Wednesday, 5:00 pm to saabgrants@lclark.edu, in order for the application to be reviewed by the SAAB representatives.
  • The last deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
  • All grants will be heard within two weeks of the due date.