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Community Grantmaking Program

Grants to Washtenaw County, Michigan Nonprofits
for Operating Support and Capacity Building

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF)

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Grants of $15,000 per year to Washtenaw County, Michigan local nonprofit organizations to support general operations and capacity building activities. Applicants must attend the July 17 or August 15 information session. Applicants must create or verify a registration in the online grants portal no later than August 23.

Community Grantmaking Program: Based on national best practices and local nonprofit input, the Community Foundation is offering General Operating Support grants to support the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169209

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$15,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Each grantee will receive a two-year grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

All interested applicants must attend an Information Session to learn about the Community Grantmaking Program prior to applying. Information Sessions will be held at the AAACF at 301 N. Main St., Suite 300 on the follow dates:

-Information Session #2: July 17th from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
-Information Session #3: August 15th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.

Please click on the following link for information on registering for an Information Session:

Pre-Application Information:

Submit all required narrative sections on the NonProfit Portal by September 6, 2018.

If your organization has not registered and received login credentials, you must first complete the Registration Process.

Due to the time it takes to receive login credentials, all organizations must submit their request no later than August 23rd, 2018.

There are variations between each grant program, but all applicants will be contacted no later than eight weeks after the grant deadline.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Christopher Lemon

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
301 North Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Washtenaw County