BC Foundation Mini-Grants

BC Foundation Mini-Grants are open to faculty, staff, and administrators and are given to support ongoing projects, one-time projects, and new programs that may not be eligible for support through other college funding sources. Preference is given to projects that are consistent with the college’s strategic plan, as well as the President’s and Foundation’s priorities and goals. The program is funded by donors to the BC Foundation, including many BC faculty and staff.

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Mini-Grant recipients!

Thank you to all who applied! The 2023-24 application will open in late Fall 2023.

Collaborative and Global Partnership Between Bellevue College and Dodoma University to Explore Implementation of Joint Simulation Program, Relationship Building and Student Learning

Marilu Bumgardner & Teaessa Chism – Nursing

The purpose of this project is to do an in-person affiliation site assessment and explore relationship building with the School of Nursing and Global Initiatives at Dodoma University in Tanzania. Previous relationship building encounters (online and direct) to assess mutual goals, joint simulations, and potential future relations have occurred in Spring and Fall of 2022. 

Classroom Accessibility for All

Sheena Davis – Occupational & Life Skills (OLS)

OLSBC is a program for students with learning disabilities (and other disabilities too). We have a number of students with mobility issues that require use of wheelchairs and/or crutches. Door accessibility buttons are very limited on campus. For classrooms that OLSBC students frequent often, we would like to have accessibility buttons installed.

Wayfinding to Performances: Banner and Sandwich Boards

Tammi Doyle – Theatre Arts, Drama & Dance

The purpose of this project is to produce large banner and plastic sandwich boards to inform and guide community and students, faculty, and staff audience members to our Drama and Dance productions.

Where is this thing I need? Usability Testing of the Library Website

Lisa Lapointe – Library

This project will fund a series of usability tests with Bellevue College Students and faculty on the library’s website. The tests will be run on the website as it appears today, to determine its current usability issues. Then, draft layouts and organizational approaches will be tested with users to determine the optimum layout and appearance to help users accomplish common library website goals.

Funding for BC Art Gallery

Chris Oliver – Art

The BC Art Gallery has been operating without the necessary funds to pay for the costs of insurance to cover damaged or stolen artwork owned by regional artists that exhibit in the space, signage to announce exhibitions, artist stipends, and replenish supplies.

Collaborative Problem Solving Professional Development

Justin Sanders – Occupational & Life Skills (OLS)

The OLS program requested funds for faculty stipends to attend a one-day professional development session on Collaborative Problem Solving with Sara Gardner. This professional development is intended to directly benefit OLS students by equipping faculty members with strategies to assist students in self-regulating and problem solve in the classroom.

Technology Upgrades and Improved Access for ESL Program Laptops

Catherine Smith – ESL/Basic and Transitional Studies

This is a sustainability-based project targeting technology needs in the ESL department. We hope to purchase hardware to upgrade laptops that are otherwise set to be surplused.

Crucial Conversations and Accountability Training

Warda Zaman – Human Resources

This is a training that helps improves dialog in the organization. Human Resources has already offered the Managing Dialogue training three times at BC with great success.


Last Updated January 20, 2023