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Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund

Grants to North Central Michigan Nonprofits
for Watershed Conservation and Enhancement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fremont Area Community Foundation

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Grants typically ranging between $5,000 to $20,000 to North Central Michigan nonprofits for projects that help sustain the natural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed through conservation, enhancement, and restoration. Organizations must be located in a county within the Muskegon River Watershed area. Eligible Counties include Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Osceola, Clare, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Muskegon.

Grant requests are accepted for projects or programs that:
- Focus on enhancing or improving the biological, chemical, or physical integrity of the Muskegon River Watershed
- Demonstrate collaboration among organizations
- Have clearly defined outcomes
- Leverage other funding sources, if possible

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172872

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Typically grants are from $5,000 to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals will be accepted from nonprofits located in any county within the Muskegon River Watershed.

Projects or programs that are primarily recreational in nature or designed to increase or improve river access will NOT be considered.

In general, the Foundation will not fund:
- Grants to individuals
- Purchase of property, nor vacant land
- Sponsorship of one-time, special events
- Existing obligations, or replenishing other sources used to pay for such obligations
- Religious programs that require religious affiliation and/or religious instruction to receive service
- Projects that begin prior to notification of Community Foundation funding
- Duplication of existing programs or services by new nonprofit organizations

Pre-Application Information:

Application instructions:

Notification of funding will take place in October.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Vonda Carr, Grants Manager

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

Mailing Address:
PO Box B
Fremont, Michigan 49412
Phone: 231-924-5350
Fax: 231-924-5350

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Osceola, Clare, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Muskegon Counties