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Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
and Churches for Benefit to the Tri-Cities Area

GrantWatch ID#: 175210
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

09/27/17

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and churches for community benefit initiatives in the Tri-Cities area. A letter of inquiry is due four to six weeks before the deadline. Funding areas include arts and culture, economic and community betterment, education, environment, health, and human services.

Funding area details:

1. Arts and Culture
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Bring national and regional arts and cultural opportunities and experiences to the community and area schools.
- Bring arts and cultural experiences to underserved populations.
- Support capacity building and collaboration of local arts and cultural organizations.

2. Economic and Community Betterment
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Support and encourage cooperation among municipalities, especially in the areas of recreation, transportation, and consolidated planning.
- Support capital, beautification, and revitalization projects in the downtown areas for the City of Grand Haven, Village of Spring Lake, and City of Ferrysburg. We believe that vital and energetic downtowns are important to all residents of the Tri-Cities.

3. Education
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Ensure that students have the necessary academic, social, and emotional resources to reach their full potential.
- Address the barriers preventing students, particularly low-income and/or first generation students, from pursuing post-secondary opportunities.
- Support access to and participation in quality preschool programs for all 3- and 4-year-old children, especially those at risk, so all students enter school "ready to learn".

4. Environment
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Address water quality issues such as non-source pollutants, near shore health, sustainability of wetlands. Of special concern are the following: Lake Michigan, the Grand River Watershed, Spring Lake, and local creeks and streams.
- Focus on the preservation of natural green space and "smart land use" planning, coordinated multi-government initiatives, local and regional projects.
- Address environmental sustainability such as alternative energy and recycling projects.

5. Health and Human Services
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Address critical needs for vulnerable populations. Of particular interest are issues such as basic needs, affordable housing, transportation, poverty and unemployment, access to health care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.
- Aim to assist families in achieving long-term sustainability.
- Promote healthy lifestyles for youth, adults, and older adults.
- Promote healthy relationships for youth, adults, and families.
- Support capacity building and collaboration of local organizations.

Grants in the previous year ranged from $1,500 to $100,000.

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation awards grants in the areas of Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Betterment, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services to charitable organizations that are recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are also awarded to units of government, educational institutions, and churches that are providing services which benefit the Tri-Cities community.

If you have an idea for a project, you may submit a Letter of Inquiry at any time. It is recommended that you submit your Inquiry a minimum of 4-6 weeks before the grant deadline.

After the LOI review, qualifying applicants will be directed to the appropriate grant application through the online application portal.

2017 Grant Deadlines are January 11, 2017, April 12, 2017, and September 27, 2017.

Grantmaking Priorities:
http://www.ghacf.org/grants/grantmaking-priorities

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

Submit a letter of inquiry online:
http://ghacf.spectrumportal.net/

Lauren Grevel, Grants and Nonprofit Services Associate
616-842-6378
lgrevel@ghacf.org

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
One South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Projects should be in the Tri-Cities area, including downtown areas for the City of Grand Haven, Village of Spring Lake, and the City of Ferrysburg. Environmental projects should focus on Lake Michigan, the Grand River Watershed, Spring Lake, and local creeks and streams.

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