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Wege Foundation Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits in Eligible
Locations to Benefit Local Residents

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Wege Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/09/21

Description:

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to enhance the local community. Proposals should align with the following areas of interest: arts and culture, community service, education, environment, and healthcare. Funded projects and programs must serve residents of the Kent County and Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

The Wege Foundation's Grants Policy affirmed Peter M. Wege's five “pillars” and established target grantmaking allocations for each of these topics of interest. In addition, the Wege Foundation has long embraced certain cross-cutting themes applicable to all five pillars, such as requiring LEED certification for capital grants and a commitment to helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged. The themes are:

  1. Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  2. Civic engagement
  3. Environmental sustainability
  4. Organizational sustainability

For more information on the five focus areas and the cross-cutting themes, see https://wegefoundation.com/areas-of-interest/.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146231

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Wege Foundation accepts applications from any current 501(c)(3) organization.

Applications for Special Initiative grants for projects outside the Kent County, Michigan, and Grand Rapids metropolitan area are accepted by invitation only.

Pre-Application Information:

The Wege Foundation accepts online applications twice a year, in the spring and fall. The fall grant cycle will open on Monday, August 2, 2021, and close on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

The Board of Trustees will convene in November to review proposals. Organizations will be notified of a decision within two weeks following the Board meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Applicants must complete an eligibility quiz in order to have access to the application. To take the quiz, click here: https://www.wegefoundation.org/eligibility-quiz/

If you have questions regarding the grant application process, please contact M Alemán-McAlpine at mamcalpine@wegefoundation.org or (616) 957-0480.

If you have technical questions regarding the grantee portal, please contact Emily Mathein at emathein@wegefoundation.org or (616) 957-0480.

The Wege Foundation
99 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 902
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 957-0480

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