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Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) Grant Program

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Relief

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) - Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF)

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible communities for projects that support Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery and relief. Applicants are required to attend an information session. Priority areas of funding include youth education, public health, and community support. Eligible programs must have direct impact within Washtenaw County.

1) Provide resources “right now” to limit the damage and harm caused by health and economic hardships and/or 2) Efforts related to COVID-19 which create opportunities for immediate and long-term recovery, systemic transformation, and revitalization throughout Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township (48197 and 48198 zip codes) to communities underserved and affected most by COVID-19.

Despite the deep strength and resiliency of all the communities in Washtenaw County, ongoing health disparities are reflected locally, including a disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus on communities of color. YACF is using local data to make well-informed decisions to maximize the impact of its grants. YACF is also listening to community networks and volunteers to identify immediate and direct community-driven solutions, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Priority will be given to applications with the following focuses. Funding examples, but not limited to, are listed below each focus.

Community Public Health:

  • Mental health supportive programming
  • Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Domestic violence support
  • Providing health and wellness opportunities for children and youth

Youth Educational Support:

  • Access to technology to support distance learning
  • Mentoring Programs/Leadership Development
  • Access to food or personal care items

Community Support:

  • Daycare and early-learning services
  • Programming to support those experiencing unemployment 
  • Food security
  • Access to reliable and safe transportation

For examples of past grant funding in response to the pandemic, see here:

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GrantWatch ID#: 162499

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)(3) nonprofits providing services in Washtenaw County, Michigan are eligible to apply for grants from the AAACF.

The Ypsilanti Area Community Fund will award grants to support community-based projects throughout Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township (48197 and 48198 zip codes).

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants are required to attend one of three Information Sessions. All Information Sessions will be held via Zoom. Registration for each session will close at 9 AM the day prior to the meeting. Once registration is closed, a reminder and the Zoom login information will be emailed to all the individuals who are registered.

- Friday, March 19th, 11:00 - 12:00 PM
- Monday, March 29th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, April 6th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting the RSVP form, need to change your RSVP or have any questions, please contact Amina Iqbal, Senior Community Investment Officer.

Pre-Application Information:

All organizations must submit a request for credentials by Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Submit all required narrative sections through the NonProfit Portal by Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

All applicants will be contacted no later than eight weeks after the grant deadline.

Organizations may submit one unique application per grant program.

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

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If your organization is already registered, please contact Zachary Smith at to request additional credentials and contact updates.

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Amina Iqbal, Senior Community Investment Officer
734-663-0401 x118

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
301 North Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-0401

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USA: Michigan: Washtenaw County: Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township (48197 and 48198 zip codes)

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