The Imagine Grants

The Imagine Grants are intended to provide assistance to individuals who might otherwise be unable to participate in professional development opportunities or to implement a new innovative program. Projects and programs funded by an Imagine Grant should serve as a role model to the profession. The NACAC Affiliates Presidents Council appoints an Imagine Grant Committee to oversee the program.

Imagine Grant

NACAC provides Imagine Grants to offer financial support to individuals or NACAC affiliates who assist students in the transition to college. We will be accepting proposals for the 2020 grant cycle in August 2019.

Professional Development

Provide financial support for individuals who might other- wise be unable to attend NACAC and Affiliate professional development programs.

Special Projects

Provide support for innovative projects that serve our profession or our students. Special Projects may include, new professional development workshops, advocacy programs, and seed money for new publications.

Imagine Grant Program Guidelines

Detailed information you will need to know when applying for an Imagine Grant.


Amount requested in 2019


Number of grants awarded in 2019


Grant amount awarded in 2019

Imagine Grant Recipients

In their own words...

“The Imagine Grant gave us the opportunity for Iowa ACAC to host its first Middle Management University program. We had sessions about enrollment strategies, leadership styles and other professional development. With the help of NACAC we hope to bring more new programs to the state of Iowa.” - Grant for Special Project, 2018 Middle Management University Program

Suavik Goswami

The University of Iowa, IA

“We were pleased to receive the NACAC Imagine Grant to be used towards funding the L.E.A.P. (Leading & Excelling, Academically & Professionally) Conference. We are pleased to report that the L.E.A.P. Conference was a total success once again! We were able to increase our student participants from more regions across the state of Iowa.” - Grant for Special Project, 2018 L.E.A.P. Conference

Lauren Garcia

University of Iowa, IA

“The Imagine Grant funded my attendance to the NACAC Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event was AWESOME! I loved the fact that all presenters were open to connecting post-conference and sharing resources as well. My first NACAC experience was one to remember!” - Grant for Professional Development, 2018 National Conference

Monique Byrd

Polk County Public Schools, FL

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