The Taubman Center offers modest grants to Harvard student organizations for support with development-related projects or events. The grants must be used for a specific purpose; money is not awarded for general supplies or start-up. Requests are reviewed on a semi-annual basis.
Community Development Project
The Community Development Project (CDP) harnesses the academic and professional resources of Harvard University to facilitate civic engagement in community and economic development projects in underserved communities.
The CDP Consulting Team is made up of Harvard and MIT Graduate students. Our philosophy is grounded in a fundamental belief in the importance of locally driven economic development initiatives. We believe that success will be achieved when everyone, from community members to businesses and government, unites behind common interests and a shared vision for the future. As such, our goal is to bring people from all walks of life and from every sector together, see what the community wants for its future, and then work with everyone to build a vision of, and provide support for getting to, that goal. We hope that our community-driven strategy can serve as a model for other communities and development organizations across America.
The Harvard Kennedy School's California Caucus is meant to facilitate greater connections between students and alumni of Harvard Kennedy School who have previous, current, or intended affiliations with the great State of California.