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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Arts, Education, Economic Development, and Housing


Geographic Focus

USA: Michigan

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Chemical Bank Foundation Grant

Chemical Bank Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #156812

Grant Description

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to Michigan nonprofits in communities where the funding source does business for programs in the areas of education, economic development, arts and culture, affordable housing, and critical needs, including health, social needs, and human services.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

Economic Development-Programs, services and capital projects that contribute to the economic vibrancy of the community, job creation, job readiness, and entrepreneurialism.

Arts and Culture-Programs, services and capital projects that contribute to the quality of life, through art, music, theater, sports, and recreation.

Education-Programs and services that assist in the education of youth, school readiness, entrepreneurialism, and financial literacy.

Affordable Housing-Programs, services and capital projects that support first-time home buyers, low and moderate income housing, and foreclosure prevention.

Critical Needs-Programs, services, and capital projects that support health, human services, and social needs.

Grants will be considered for organizations that operate within Chemical Bank’s defined markets and are intended to support capital projects, specific program costs, and seed monies for new programs and initiatives.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be made to organizations that have been determined to be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. The grant-making focus is restricted to communities that Chemical Bank serves.

More details on locations:

Grants are not made to individuals, nor will grants be made to sectarian religious activities, general operating budgets, annual campaigns, endowments, political or lobbying activities.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation plans to have two grant cycles in 2017, subject to announcement. Requests for grant funding should be submitted through a Request for Consideration Form, which will be available during the open grant cycles. The first grant cycle for 2017 is February 15, 2017 through March 15, 2017.

Requests for consideration will be reviewed for consistency with the Foundation's mission and funding availability. Based on these preliminary reviews, select organizations will receive an invitation to apply for grant funding on March 29, 2017.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical grants will range between $1,000 and $25,000.

Contact Information:

Please email the completed form to

Chemical Bank
333 East Main Street, P.O. Box 569
Midland, Michigan 48640-0569

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