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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Educational Nonprofits, and
Agencies for Programs to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, educational nonprofits, and government agencies in eligible locations for a broad range of programs and projects to benefit local communities. Interested applicants must contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended for a wide variety of community programs, such as arts and culture, civic improvement, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, and youth. Initiatives must take place in Midland County.

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides grants in four major areas of community improvement:

  • Building Our Livelihood (Economic development, infrastructure)
  • Developing Our Talent (Talent, education, youth development, and engagement)
  • Caring For Our People (Human services, social services, poverty, housing, mental and physical health, public safety)
  • Enriching Our Community (Arts, culture, entertainment, recreation, diversity, community leadership, environment)

In addition to funding the program or project itself, grant monies may also be used to pay for wages and administrative expenses relevant to the program or project.

For details on each of the program areas, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179498

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides grants in amounts up to $40,000 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grant cycles and $50,000 to $100,000 in the 4th grant cycle.

Term of Contract:

Grant applications in the 4th grant cycle can be multi-year requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

MACF serves Midland County, so only projects that have a direct relevance to the people of this geographic area will be considered. The Foundation is also only able to provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational nonprofits, and governmental units.

Not Funded:
- Basic operating budgets (i.e. operating expenses for the organization as a whole)
- Basic governmental services
- Basic educational functions
- Annual fundraising, events, sponsorships
- Normal office equipment
- Endowment campaigns
- Previously incurred debt or contracted commitments
- Sectarian religious programs (the exception is if the program or project is community based)
- Political or lobbying activities
- Previously denied MACF grant requests

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are:
- January 15
- April 15
- July 15
- October 15

The application and all necessary attachments are due online by 5:00 PM of the deadline date. All applications will be reviewed within six weeks.

Every applicant is required to contact the Program Officer before submitting an application online through the eGrant system. The Foundation will review your proposed program or project with you to make sure it is eligible for funding, will answer any questions you have, and will provide the required access code you will need to complete the process. Contact Alysia Christy no less than three weeks prior to the grant deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online through eGrant:

Direct questions to:
Alysia Christy

76 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640

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USA: Michigan: Midland County

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