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Les Cheneaux Community Foundation (LCCF) Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and
Agencies to Respond to Community Needs

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Les Cheneaux Community Foundation (LCCF)

Deadline Date:

10/16/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions to respond to community needs. Program areas include environmental awareness, community development, education, culture, and health and wellness. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate youth involvement. Grants are only given to projects which will benefit residents of Mackinac County.

In general, highest priority is given to those applications that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Enables an organization to better carry out its purpose in the community
  • Enhances cooperation among organizations
  • Creates programs to meet emerging needs
  • Builds new approaches to meet existing needs
  • Benefits a large percentage of people

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153582

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation will normally not exceed $5,000* Applicants may request any amount; however, the full board of trustees of the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation must approve both the higher amount as well as the grant itself.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who may apply for a grant?
1. The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation has a commitment to the people of the Mackinac County area. Grants are only given to projects which will benefit Mackinac County area residents or which will meet a general community need.
2. Grants are made only to non-profit organizations, including subdivisions of government, exempt from federal taxation. Federal I.D. # required.
3. Grants must be used for charitable purposes.
4. Grants are generally not made to individuals, except for scholarships via charitable organizations.
5. No grants may be used for any political campaign or to support attempts to influence any governmental body other than through making publicly available the results of nonpartisan analysis, study or research.
6. Grants are usually given one time only, for specific purposes with the understanding that the Foundation has no obligation or commitment to provide any additional support to the grantee. No project will be funded more than once over a 12-month period.
7. The Foundation does not fund operating expenses, including personnel.
8. The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, disability, sex or national origin in the consideration of grant requests, and will award grants only to grant seekers, which do not discriminate.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are awarded twice each year, in the spring and fall, and on rare occasions in emergencies.

Prospective grant applicants are encouraged to contact LCCF to discuss their proposal and request information on our grant making process.

Grant applications are due at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020. In fairness to those submitting applications on time late applications will not be considered.

The grants committees meet within two weeks after the due date. The decisions of the committees must be approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on the first Monday of the month following the grant deadline. Applicants are normally notified of the decision on their grant by the end of the month after the application is due.

Contact Information:

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

All forms, along with letters of support should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 249
Cedarville, MI 49719

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USA: Michigan: Mackinac County

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