Foundation / Corporation
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation (MGCF)
Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations for projects benefitting communities in Cass and South Berrien counties. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with program staff prior to applying. In reviewing proposals, the Foundation will consider both the specific objectives of the request and the long-term benefits the community will receive from the initiative.
Successful applications will be for projects which:
-Promote development or strengthening of community assets,
-Will have a positive long-term impact on program participants and/or the community,
-Lead to prevention of recurring need,
-Promote cooperation among area organizations with related or supportive missions, and
-Will be financially sustainable without continuing grant funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 178398
The application must include a copy of the current IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
In general, grants are made to projects that will benefit South Berrien and Cass counties, Michigan.
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has TWO grant application deadlines per year for grants from unrestricted grant sources, February 1, and August 1.
Applicants for grants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation for an appointment before completing an application. The consultation process is meant to assist the potential applicant in understanding the Community Foundation’s grantmaking process and application requirements.
Donor advised funds, Agency Funds and Scholarship Funds have separate distribution timelines. Contact the Foundation for information regarding these.
An expression of interest or the provision of an application should not be considered a guarantee of funding. All grant requests go through a complete review process before any funding decision is made.
Foundation staff is always happy to assist applicants. After reviewing the grant application, please contact the Foundation to go over any questions you may have. If you submit a draft of your proposal at least 10 business days before the due date, staff will evaluate it and give you feedback on ways you might strengthen the proposal before you submit it for review.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
111 Days Avenue
Buchanan, Michigan 49107
USA: Michigan: South Berrien and Cass counties