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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Equipment, Programs, and Projects to Benefit the Community

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Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF)

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities, and agencies in eligible locations to address community needs. Funding is intended to support programs, projects, or the purchase of equipment. Focus areas include educational, health, human service, environmental, and recreational concerns. Eligible locations include all areas within Montcalm County and Belding.

Priority is given to the following:

  • Programs/projects that strengthen or support the family
  • Programs/projects that yield substantial community benefits for the resources invested; that serve a broad segment of the community; and that strengthen or support family.
  • Programs/projects that address prevention, as well as, treatment; programs/projects that eliminate dependency; and that develop self-reliance and character.
  • Programs/projects that increase citizens' commitment to meet community needs through involvement in the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Programs/projects that have a strong possibility for benefiting other nonprofit organizations facing similar problems.
  • Programs/projects that will become self-sustaining without requiring ongoing foundation funds.
  • Creative, "cutting edge" programs/projects that address emerging or new community needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158674

Number of Grants:

There is no limit for grants from GACF Endowment funds, other than the limit placed upon them by the Foundation’s current spending policy.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), schools, municipalities, and other government entities that serve a charitable purpose.

What will typically not be funded, but could be considered?
-General/yearly operating support other than organizational startup expenses
-Projects outside the geographic service area of the GACF

Typically not funded:
-Annual fund-raising drives
-Religious programs that advocate specific religious doctrines or do not serve the broader community

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: August 14, 2020
Decision: October 2020
Funding available: January 2021

Please allow at least 10 days before the deadline if applicant would like staff to review the application for the first time.

Education focused requests will be considered, but are encouraged in the spring education cycle.

Application information:
Grant priorities:

Contact Information:

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

Greenville Area Community Foundation
101 N. Lafayette
Greenville, MI 48838

For questions:
Amy O'Brien, GACF Director of Grants & Communications

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