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Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies to
Address Community Needs Related to COVID-19

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Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF)

Deadline Date:

06/27/20 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, educational nonprofits, and government entities in eligible locations to address community needs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to mitigate financial hardship and provide needed assistance to residents that have been affected by the pandemic. Eligible applicants serve the people of Three Rivers and the surrounding townships with an emphasis on areas of townships included in the Three Rivers school district.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158042

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 by June 27, 2020. Paper copies will not be accepted. Grant award will be announced on August 1st and distributions will be made within 7-10 business days.

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


Direct questions, and mail applications to:

Melissa Bliss, Foundation Administrator
Phone: (269) 273-1632
Fax: (269) 273-3132

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

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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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