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Grants to Hillsdale County, Michigan Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Health, Social Services, and Education

GrantWatch ID#: 175657
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

11/01/16 4:00 PM

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Grants to Hillsdale County, Michigan nonprofits, schools, and government agencies for projects that will enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding will be awarded to projects in the areas of community development, education, social services, recreation, fine arts, environmental issues, health, and wellness. Projects should seek to improve the physical, mental, and moral conditions for all residents. The Foundation aims to support creative approaches to community needs and problems that benefit the widest possible range of people.

The Foundation gives priority to programs which:

- Reach as many people as possible in the county
- Increase individual access to community resources
- Examine and address the underlying causes of local problems
- Promote personal independence and achievement
- Seek challenge or matching grants
- Attract volunteer resources and support
- Strengthen the private, non-profit sector
- Encourage collaboration with other organizations
- Build the capacity of the applying organization
- Support the start-up of new programs that solve critical local problems or address critical local needs
- Focus on prevention

Applicants must be tax-exempt according to Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an educational institution, or governmental unit.

The Foundation welcomes grant applications from the Hillsdale County area or outside Hillsdale County if a significant number of the people to be served reside within Hillsdale County.

The current objectives of the Foundation do not allow grants for:

- Religious or sectarian purposes
- Individuals
- Legislative or political purposes
- Loans
- Capital campaigns
- Routine maintenance, including office equipment
- Administrative costs for maintaining the present operation of an organization, including, but not limited to, staff salaries, wages, and benefits. Salaries may be considered on a case-by-case basis only as related to direct program expenses, not daily operations.
- Education requests that supplant rather supplement the ongoing operations of the school district, such as equipment or educational materials, including curriculum supplies and resources

All applicants are required to discuss their project with an appropriate Foundation staff member prior to submitting the application.

Faxed or emailed applications can not be considered.

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

Submit applications to:

Hillsdale County Community Foundation
2 S. Howell Street
PO Box 276
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Phone: (517) 439-5101

Sharon Bisher, President/CEO

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