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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies to Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligible Locations

Community Foundation of Marquette County (CFMC) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: Marquette County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/07/23 Noon Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations to enhance the quality of life in eligible locations. Funding is intended to address the charitable, environmental, educational, cultural, recreational, and social welfare needs of Marquette County.

Eligible projects generally fall within these categories, but not limited to: region specific, youth, education, environmental, arts, volunteer recruitment, music, women/girls, health and wellness, clean energy, homelessness prevention, recreation, community development, social services and all-around improvement of life within Marquette County.

Successful applications will be for projects which:

  • Promote development or strengthening of community assets
  • Have a positive long-term impact on program participants/community
  • Are innovative and imaginative
  • Lead to prevention of recurring need
  • Promote collaboration/cooperation among area organizations with related or supportive missions
  • Are financially sustainable without continuing grant funding
  • Preference and priority will be given to new projects


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation welcomes grant applications from the Marquette County area or outside Marquette County if a significant number of people to be served reside within Marquette County. Applicants must be tax exempt according to Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, an educational institution, governmental unit, or churches (grant request must serve the general community).

The Foundation does not fund grants for:
• Individuals
• Legislative or political purposes
• Sponsorships
• Loans
• Capital Campaigns
• Religious purposes
• Ongoing/Repetitive grant requests/projects
• Administrative costs for maintaining the present operation of an organization, including, but not limited to staff salaries, wages, and benefits. Salaries may be considered on a case-by-case basis only as related to direct program expenses, not daily operations.

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 grant cycle will be open March 3rd – April 7th at noon. 2023 grants will be distributed the beginning of June (please keep this in mind with the timeline of your proposed project.)

Application Process:
- Step 1: Grant Administrator Setup / Become a Registered Grantee Organization
- Step 2: Fill Out and Submit the Application
- Step 3: Upload Required Documents
- Step 4: Grant Application Review
- Step 5: Final Grant Decisions Are Made

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant funding is limited and varies depending on source of funding. Maximum grant amounts should not exceed $10,000.

Contact Information
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For questions, please email

Community Foundation of Marquette County
228 W. Washington St. Suite 6
Marquette, MI 49855

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