Apply for a Grant

 

Do you have a project that could use Community Foundation support?

An idea worth trying?

A plan to improve life for Charlevoix County people?


You may want to consider applying for a Community Foundation grant.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational institutions (preschool through college), and all units of government serving Charlevoix County residents.

 

WHAT WE FUND

Arts and culture, education, environment and land use initiatives, community and economic development, civic improvement, human services, health and wellness projects, recreation, and youth projects. Proposed programs/projects must benefit Charlevoix County residents.

 

WHAT WE USUALLY DON'T FUND

Ongoing organizational operating expenses, political campaigns, sectarian projects, loan payments or deficit spending, services normally supported by tax dollars, annual fundraisers, or grants to individuals.

 

WHEN TO APPLY

Applications for the fall grant cycle are due online no later than 4:00 p.m. EDT on October 1, 2019.  In an effort to move toward making more impactful grants, the C3F will be making changes to the grantmaking process, beginning in 2020. Additional information will be available soon. 

Hestia applications are due on May 1.  If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be moved to the next business day.  Visit the Hestia Women's Giving Circle page for detailed information on how to apply.

The SUN Fund is also available throughout the year for grant requests under $1,000. This fund can be used for unexpected needs that arise between grant cycles. Click here to learn more about the SUN Fund. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Review the detailed Grant Application Process and Guidelines.  Then call the C3F office to discuss eligibility with a program officer - Maureen or Mishelle.  If you are approved to apply, you will receive an access code for the C3F online grant application and account Logon Page.

 

GRANT APPLICATION and ACCOUNT LOGON PAGE