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Muskegon Rotary Grant

Grants to Muskegon County, Michigan Nonprofits for Community
Development, International Service, and Leadership Training

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Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Muskegon County, Michigan nonprofit organizations for charitable projects that will benefit the local community or create a positive impact globally. Funding is intended for creative ideas that address the needs of the greater Muskegon area, reflect the values of the Rotary four-way test, and create an impact by leveraging other funding sources and collaborating with other organizations.

The Rotary Four-Way Test:
- Is it the Truth?
- Is it Fair to all concerned?
- Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship?
- Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Muskegon Rotary Priorities:
- Community development projects that enhance the Muskegon area.
- Activities that benefit youth.
- Activities that promote a healthier Muskegon County.
- Appreciation and celebration of inclusion and diversity.
- Leadership training for members and students.
- International service, encompassing humanitarian outreach.

Grant applications will be evaluated, in part, on the following criteria:
- Clarity of proposal and the ability to describe the relationship between the proposed project and how it will benefit the community
- Staff capacity/organizational capacity to complete project
- Sound fiscal policy and responsible financial management
- Capacity to measure results and conduct an evaluation of how the funding was used
- Evidence of collaboration and cooperation with other organizations where appropriate
- Sustainability: defined as providing long-term solutions to community needs that the benefiting organization can maintain after grant funding ends

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151548

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $5,000 – $15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Muskegon Rotary welcomes applications from nonprofit organizations that serve the greater Muskegon area.

Muskegon Rotary generally will not fund:
- Grants or loans to individuals.
- Grants that support religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious groups or denominations.
- Ongoing support of a program or local school district.
- Grants for continuing operational support.
- Grants for capital projects may be considered if the project is a civic improvement that benefits a significant portion of the community and has high visibility.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically.

Applications will be reviewed by the Muskegon Rotary Community Fund Committee (MRCFC). The Board of Directors makes all final funding decisions.

The Muskegon Rotary Community Fund Committee will announce grant awards by May of each year.

Contact Information:

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

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Additional information or clarification may be requested by contacting Cathy Brubaker-Clarke:

Muskegon Rotary Club
PO Box 66
Muskegon, MI 49440

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Greater Muskegon Area