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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions in Eligible Locations to Protect Natural Resources

Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund


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Funding Source
Fremont Area Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: Newaygo County

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and schools in eligible locations for conservation projects. Funding is intended to protect, restore, and enhance water and natural resources. Eligible applicants must be located in Newaygo County, or directly serve the people of Newaygo County.

Grants are made to sustain the waters and water-dependent natural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed by supporting conservation, enhancement, and restoration projects.

Grant requests are accepted for projects or programs that:

  • Conserve, enhance, and/or restore the watershed
  • Improve the quality and value of the watershed including education for responsible utilization of natural resources of the watershed
  • Reverse degradation
  • Demonstrate collaboration among organizations
  • Leverage funding sources


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations
- Units of government
- Educational institutions (preschool through college)
- Organizations that are located in Newaygo County or directly serve the people of Newaygo County

Not Typically Funded:
- Grants to individuals
- Purchase of property
- Sponsorships for one-time or special events
- Existing obligations
- Religious programming requiring religious affiliation and/or religious instruction
- Projects that begin prior to award notification

Pre-Application Information
Application opens June 1.

- Application deadline: July 15
- Grant notifications: October

If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, grant applications will be due on the next business day.

How to Apply:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Typical grants are from $5,000 to $20,000.

Contact Information

Vonda Carr, Grants Manager

Fremont Area Community Foundation
4424 W 48th Street
Fremont, Michigan 49412

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