Foundation / Corporation
Frankenmuth Community Foundation
Grants to Greater Frankenmuth Area, Michigan nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local communities. Focus areas include education, recreation, economic growth, leadership, and community good. Proposals should address at least one of these areas to qualify for funding.
Grants provided through the Frankenmuth Community Foundation enhance the community and often serve as a catalyst for local groups and organizations to develop new projects and programs to enrich the lives of those in the local community. In setting priorities and areas of focus for grantmaking, consideration will be given to needs of the local community, programs available from other funders, and the Foundation’s own resources. The Foundation looks for projects that significantly contribute to the welfare of the community and its residents.
Some things to consider when drafting your grant request - Does your request...
-Meet a community need through development and implementation of a solution?
-Encourage cooperation or eliminate duplication of services?
-Outline a project that will be self-sustaining after initial funding?
-Have a significant positive impact on the community?
-Make effective use of the Foundation’s financial resources?
-Base itself on a sound business or program plan?
-Include an evaluation component?
Applicants may submit a request to the following grant programs:
-Frankenmuth Community Foundation Grant
-Frankenmuth Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Grant
GrantWatch ID#: 169575
Grant awards vary for each organization and are dependent upon needs and the resources available. Awards range from $100 on up.
Note: Grants from the YAC typically range from $50 - $500.
The Frankenmuth Community Foundation welcomes grants requests from local groups and organizations working to improve the quality of life in the greater Frankenmuth area.
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and benefit the citizens of the Frankenmuth area by addressing a unique need in one or several of the Foundation’s primary areas of focus.
In order to make the best use of available funds, the Foundation typically does not make grants for:
-Religious organizations for religious purposes
-Individuals (except through scholarship funds)
-Annual fund drives
-General operating expenses
-Political organizations or campaigns
The Board of Governors meets regularly and reviews grant applications at each meeting. Grant application deadlines are 30 days prior to each Board meeting.
Please see the Board page for dates and deadlines.
2018 Meeting Dates:
-Monday, January 22 - Grant Application Deadline: December 22, 2017
-Monday, February 19 - Grant Application Deadline: January 19
-Monday, April 16 - Grant Application Deadline: March 16
-Monday, May 21 - Grant Application Deadline: April 21
-Monday, July 16 - Grant Application Deadline: June 16
-Monday, August 20 - Grant Application Deadline: July 20
-Monday, October 15 - Grant Application Deadline: September 15
-Monday, December 17 - Grant Application Deadline: November 17
*All meetings are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Tiny's Room at the Bavarian Inn
The Board meets regularly to make determinations on grant applications for funds available in the Foundation Unrestricted Endowment Fund. Applicants will be notified of the board's decision within one week of the meeting.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jon Webb, Executive Director
Frankenmuth Community Foundation
P.O. Box 386
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
USA: Michigan: Greater Frankenmuth Area