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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits for Innovative Programming for Local Youth

Cadillac and Kellogg for Youth Committee Grant

GrantWatch ID# 162169
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Cadillac Area Community Foundation (CACF) and Cadillac - Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: Cadillac Area Public School District

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/22

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for innovative youth programming. Funding is intended for projects that identify and address the needs and interests of local youth, ages 0 to 18, with the goal of enhancing youth learning, growth, and leadership. Programs must benefit youth who reside within the Cadillac Area Public School District (CAPS).

Priority consideration will be given to applicants that: demonstrate an innovative, unique project or program; identify specific needs or interests of young people, with a project or program designed to meet these needs or interests; illustrate creative uses for grant money to enhance youth learning, leadership, and growth in the Foundation's area.

Priority will be given to areas of endeavor that reflect the following characteristics:

  • Potential impact of the request and number of people who will benefit
  • Imaginative and experimental approach to problem-solving
  • Extent of local volunteer involvement and support for the project
  • Commitment and composition of the requesting organization’s directors and staff
  • Degree to which the applicant works with/compliments other organizations to eliminate duplication of services
  • Organization’s fiscal responsibility and management policies
  • Possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources
  • Ability of the organization to obtain additional funding (if necessary) to implement the project
  • Ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant
  • Develops new solutions to community challenges/needs
  • Increases the effectiveness of a nonprofit’s activities
  • Increases the diversity and competitiveness of the Cadillac area
  • Encourages civic development and volunteerism


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

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Qualified applicants will be nonprofit groups and/or organizations that hold a 501c3 status, that wish to offer a program or project to benefit youth ages 0 - 18 who are residents within the Cadillac Area Public School District (CAPS).

Normally, grants will not be made for:
- General operating support
- Sectarian or political programs
- Endowments
- Fund-raising campaigns
- Grants to individuals
- Conferences

Pre-Application Information
Applications are accepted September 1 through May 31. Applications received between June – August will be reviewed by the Youth Committee in September.

General Grantmaking Guidelines:
Common Application:

Estimated Size of Grant
It is expected that the majority of grants will be for $1,000 or less.

Contact Information
Email application to:

Please call 231-775-9911 with questions.

Cadillac Area Community Foundation
201 North Mitchell Street,
Suite 101, Cadillac, MI 49601

Fax: 231-775-8186

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