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MIT Community Service Fund

Your donation helps the MIT Community Service Fund (CSF) provide financial support to MIT students, faculty, staff, and retiree volunteers in community service projects. If you choose to devote your energies in service to the local community, CSF will do its best to back up that personal commitment with needed dollars. A pledge to CSF is like backing the home team — your MIT colleagues and the students we take such pride in preparing for a lifetime of service. CSF reinforces the talent, time, and effort that members of the MIT community dedicate to public service.

Through its allocation of funds, CSF sustains programs that prevent school dropouts and substance abuse, provide after-school programming, and help feed the hungry. CSF plays a crucial role in ensuring the continued success of vital community partners.

See the impact your contribution makes:

  • $2 weekly donation = 49 meals for homeless diners at Project Manna
  • $10 weekly donation = 18 Braille copies of a kids' science activity book from National Braille Press
  • $50 monthly donation = 20 field trips for Cambridge school children through Science Club for Girls
  • $100 monthly donation = 95 students' school supplies at Tutoring Plus

Backing the home team The MIT Community Service Fund supports local service projects led by Institute students, faculty, and staff

Students prepare plates for CASPAR residents.CSF grant recipient People Making a Difference of Boston involves and engages people through meaningful, hands-on work that meets local needs by following a strong service ethic. MIT students prepare plates for CASPAR clients.
(Photo: MIT Public Service Center)

A student displays his science project.CSF recipient Student Science Showcase (formerly known as ScienceExpo) is an opportunity for 8th grade students from the Cambridge Public School District to meet, talk to, and have fun with MIT student volunteers. Each year, approximately 300 Cambridge middle school students visit the campus to showcase their science projects. A student is shown getting ready to display his science project.
(Photo: Christina Kang)

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