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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects to Benefit the Community


Geographic Focus

USA: Michigan: Three Rivers and the surrounding townships with emphasis on the areas of the townships included in the Three Rivers school district.

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Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) Grant

Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #158042

Grant Description

Grants to Michigan nonprofit charities and educational organizations and government agencies in eligible regions for programs that improve the quality of life for area residents. Projects may fall into one of the following categories: recreation, community improvement, cultural programs, health, and education. Eligible applicants are those that serve the greater Three Rivers area.

The Foundation Prefers to Support:

  • Community improvement – including large capital projects like a community center, river cleanup, youth recreation center, library, art museum, renovation of the downtown, etc., where the Foundation functions primarily as a collection house or provides initial seed or challenge money.
  • Education – including lecture series, public and school libraries, Glen Oaks Community College, prevention programs, reading skills, etc.
  • Health – including the community hospital, doctor recruitment, purchasing new medical or safety technology, etc.
  • Recreation – including park facilities, development of river frontage, hiking trails, after school programs, summer camps, etc.
  • Cultural programs – including community concerts, art and museum displays, dance or theatrical groups, art classes, etc.

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant requests are accepted from public charities that are IRS determined 501(c)3 organizations, educational non-profits, and government units.

The Foundation prefers not to support:
- Individuals (not permitted under IRS regulations).
- Special interest groups that appeal only to a narrow band of citizens, including a single church, unless their focus is a community wide program.
- Programs where alternative funding has not been aggressively explored or is already well funded.
- Programs that promote supremacy or division instead of equality and unity.
- For-profit ventures.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted online through the available link and are due by June 30th.

Grant award will be announced after August 1st.

Grant guidelines:

Contact Information:


For questions or concerns, please contact Foundation Administrator, Melissa Bliss at (269) 718-3741.

Three Rivers Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 453
333 W. Michigan Avenue
Three Rivers, MI 49093

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