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Fund for Greater Albion

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
to Improve Quality of Life in the Greater Albion Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Albion Community Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Michigan nonprofits, faith-based institutions, public entities, and schools for programs that will improve the quality of life in the greater Albion area and the community itself. Proposals are favored for programs that have a wide reach and are creative and innovative.

Priorities are given to applications that impact a large number of residents, offer an imaginative and experimental approach to problem solving, use local volunteers, illustrate prudent financial management, demonstrate the ability to continue the program (if needed) after the grant monies have been spent, and encourage civic development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128409

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request is $3,000.

Term of Contract:

As a matter of policy, ACF does not currently support multi-year funding requests, including repeat funding.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any nonprofit public charity, as defined by sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, located within the greater Albion area or directly serving residents of the greater Albion area is eligible to apply for funding. Faith institutions, public entities, and schools directly serving the greater Albion community are also eligible for specific projects subject to restrictions. If you are applying from one of these institutions, please call to discuss your project prior to applying.

Applicants must be in good standing on all previous grants from the Foundation. Grant funds cannot support the following:

- Activities conducted outside the greater Albion area, unless directly serving residents from the greater Albion area
- School teacher salaries, in-service, release time or school administrative costs
- Existing deficits, licensing fees, fines, penalties, interest or litigation
- Fundraising or allocations to endowment or other restricted funds
- Funds which the applicant would re-grant to other organizations
- Cash prizes, contributions, donations
- Religious activities, including bible study, vacation bible camps, etc.

Please note: there are limitations on which economic development activities are considered charitable by the IRS. Please call to discuss before applying for economic development-related projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines are March 1st and September 1st by 4:00 p.m. All application materials must be received electronically before the listed deadline. This is not a postmark deadline.

An advisory committee will review each application. Advisory committee recommendations for funding will be brought to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees within 60 days of the grant deadline for approval. All applicants will be notified by email of the advisory committee’s decisions following approval of the Board of Trustees.

Please allow up to eight weeks for final decisions to be communicated. Funding cannot support a project that has finished before this communication.

This fund requires a 10% cash match.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Tim Krause
517-629-3349
foundation@albionfoundation.org

Albion Community Foundation
309 N Superior St
Albion, MI

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