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Cornerstone Trustee Grant Program

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits for Arts, Health
Education, Environment, and Economic Development

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Foundation / Corporation

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Cadillac Area Community Foundation (CACF)

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Grants to Cadillac area, Michigan nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for activities in the following focus areas: arts, culture, education, economic development, health, environment, recreation, and human services. The geographic focus of the grant program is specifically the Cadillac Area Public Schools District (CAPS).

Programs or projects should benefit youth, ages 0 – 18 who reside within the CAPS district. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate an innovative, unique project or program; identify specific needs or interests of young people, with a project or program designed to meet these needs or interests; and illustrate creative uses for grant money to enhance youth learning, leadership, and growth in the area.

Priority in all grant programs will be given to those applications for programs and project that reflect the following characteristics, which should be clearly stated in the grant application:
- The potential impact of the request and number of people who will benefit.
- An imaginative and experimental approach to problem-solving.
- The extent of local volunteer involvement and support for the project.
- The commitment and composition of the requesting organization’s directors and staff.
- The degree to which the applicant works with or complements other community organizations to eliminate duplication of services.
- The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management policies.
- The possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources.
- The ability of the organization to obtain additional funding (if necessary) to implement the project.
- The ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant.
- Develops new solutions to community challenges/needs.
- Increases the effectiveness of the nonprofit’s activities.
- Encourages civic development and volunteerism.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130148

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified applicants will be non-profit groups and/or organizations that hold a 501(c)(3) status. The geographic focus of the Trustee Grant Program is the Cadillac Area Public School District.

Normally, grants will not be made for
1. General operating support.
2. Endowments.
3. Fund-raising campaigns.
4. Sectarian or political programs.
5. Grants to individuals (except as allowed by law or funds so designated).
6. Conferences.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines:
Cycle 1: February 28
Cycle 2: June 30
Cycle 3: October 31

To apply for this grant program, applicants should use the Common Grant Application. Electronic grant application submission is required, as well as a signed, original copy, which is to be mailed.

For a determination as to specific grantmaking geographic limitations for your program/project, please call the Foundation offices.

General Guidelines:

Contact Information:

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


Cadillac Area Community Foundation
201 N. Mitchell Street, Suite 101
Cadillac, Michigan 49601

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