Bamboo Grants Program

Small Grants.students crossing bridgeSmall grants (up to US$5,000) enable innovative educators in our network to launch small-scale, start-up activities and pedagogical experiments to enhance whole person education in their institutions. The themes or topics of these projects are open. Grants are awarded to higher education institutions; proposals from individuals are not accepted.


In Fiscal Year 2018, the United Board made 38 Bamboo Grants totaling more than $164,000.
Announcement Regarding United Board Bamboo Grants

(July 11, 2019)

As the United Board approaches its centennial in 2022, we are planning to initiate a program of Centennial Projects and Grants intended to build on past work in new and innovative ways.  These projects and grants will focus on our existing program interests, including leadership and faculty development, promoting a culture of care on campus, and innovation in education including digital learning.

Further information about these initiatives will be forthcoming.  In the meantime, to allow our staff and consultants time to explore various possibilities, we will not be accepting applications for new project grants or Bamboo Grants for the 2020-2021 year.  Grants approved for payment in the current year will continue, as will support for the second and third years of multi-year projects.  A few additional grants may also be made at the United Board’s discretion.

We look forward to sharing in due course additional information about plans for the United Board centennial.  Thank you for your interest in our work.

For more information, contact the individual responsible for your region.

  • staff.Cynthia 2Northeast Asia
    Cynthia Yuen
    cyuen@unitedboard.org

  • staff.Spurgeon photoSouth Asia
    Maher Spurgeon
    mspurgeon@unitedboard.org

  • Staff.Hope SEASoutheast Asia
    Hope Antone
    hantone@unitedboard.org