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Love Your Community Grants

Grants to Hillsdale County, Michigan Organizations
for Community Beautification and Improvement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hillsdale County Community Foundation (HCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Hillsdale County, Michigan organizations for projects and programs that enhance and engage communities. Eligible project examples are community beautification efforts and projects that promote community improvement, interaction, or engagement.

The strongest proposals will demonstrate creativity and innovation, and cannot duplicate services or programs already in place.

Ideal Project Qualities: 

-Good planning is evident in project timeline, goals, budget, and evaluation 
-Project has potential for great community impact 
-Any collaboration with other organizations has been agreed upon by all parties involved 
-Project will promote engagement of volunteers 
-Project displays cooperative efforts 
-Project will utilize local resources (businesses, vendors, etc.) as much as possible 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167043

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will not exceed $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by May 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations serving Hillsdale may apply.

The program will not allow grants for:

-Religious or sectarian purposes
-Legislative or political purposes
-Capital campaigns
-Routine maintenance, including office equipment
-Administrative costs for maintaining the present operation of an organization, including, but not limited to, staff salaries, wages, and benefits.
-Education requests that supplant rather than supplement the ongoing operations of the school district such as equipment or education materials, including state‐mandated/benchmark core curriculum supplies and resources.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for the Love Your Community program: 

Applications due to HCCF: January 31, 2018 
Applicants Notified (to be included in online voting) : March 6, 2018 
Facebook Voting Process Begins: March 12, 2018 
Facebook Voting Ends: March 26, 2018 
Community Reception: April 12, 2018 

Applications must be received by 4 pm on January 31, 2018. 

Contact Information:

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

Return application to:

Hillsdale County Community Foundation
2 S. Howell Street
PO Box 276
Hillsdale, MI 49242

For questions, please call 517-439-5101.

General inquiries:

Sharon Bisher, President/CEO

Susan Stout, Director of Community Programs

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Hillsdale County