Imagine Grant

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

Imagine Grant

All 2020 applicants have been notified. The grant cycle for 2021 will open this summer.

Professional Development Grants

Learn how to apply for a professional development grant.

Special Projects Grants

Learn how to apply for a special project grant.

Success Stories

Through you, Imagine Grants make a difference! Check out success stories on our blog.


Dollars requested in 2019


Number of grants awarded in 2019


Dollars awarded in 2019

Imagine Grant Recipients

In their own words...

“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.” - Special Project Grant, 2018 L.E.A.P. Conference

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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!” - Professional Development Grant, 2018 National Conference

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Monique Byrd

Polk County Public Schools, FL

“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.” - Special Project Grant, 2018 Middle Management University Program

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Suavik Goswami

The University of Iowa, IA

Thank You For Your Support

A generous contribution from, as well as donations from your colleagues, means that NACAC will be giving away a total of $75,000 in Imagine Grants to affiliates and their members in 2020. Thank you for your support of the Imagine Grant program.

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