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Human Services Capacity Building Grants

Grants to Local Michigan Non-Profits for
Youth, Elderly, Housing, Hunger, & Health Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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A Partnership between the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Office of Community & Economic Development, and the United Way of Washtenaw County

Deadline Date:

09/28/12 5:00 PM


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Grants totaling $225,000 to Michigan non-profit human service agencies in Washtenaw County that are working to provide innovative programming in one or more of the following six priority areas: aging, early childhood, housing, hunger relief, safety net health, and school-aged youth. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial assistance to promote quality projects/programs that will benefit local residents. Grants will support three categories of capacity building initiatives:

1. Shared Operations - $50,000: Approximately $50,000 in funding will be available to support groups of agencies proposing to consolidate aspects of their operations to achieve greater impact and sustainability.

2. Enhancing Services for Ypsilanti & Willow Run Youth - $130,000: Approximately $130,000 in funding will be available to support nonprofit agencies and grass-roots organizations seeking to increase their capacity to serve youth age 0-6 and/or school-aged youth in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run areas.

3. Senior Talent Development & Transition - $45,000: Approximately $45,000 in funding will be available to strengthen human service agencies' core leadership and plans for major staff transitions. Grants will be up to $5,000 each and distributed on a rolling basis through several deadlines. Application deadline and details will be finalized and announced in September, 2012.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130168

Estimated Total Program Funding:



Pre-Application Information:

Before writing and submitting a proposal, contact Neel Hajra of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation ( to arrange for a time to review your concept.

Contact Information:

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

Neel Hajra

Grant Coverage Areas:

Washtenaw County

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan