Foundation / Corporation
The Pokagon Fund
Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Indiana and Michigan nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible communities for programs that benefit local residents. Requests of more than $3,000 require submission of a Letter of Inquiry. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of poverty reduction, education, and community vitality. Funded projects must serve the communities of South Bend, Indiana, and New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township, Three Oaks, Three Oaks Township, Chikaming Township, Hartford, and Dowagiac in Michigan.
The Programmatic Grant offers two opportunities:
Basic Guidelines to Municipalities with Allocated Funding:
Innovative Projects: All grants to the nine municipalities should be used on projects that are innovative and contribute to enhancing the lives of the residents of the municipality in a way that is unique and distinguishable from those projects that constitute the basic and standard services that residents expect municipalities to provide in exchange for taxes. It is recognized that the determination by the Board of Directors as to whether a proposed municipal project constitutes “innovative” as compared with a “basic and standard service” is subjective. To see the values and criteria used to guide the Board of Directors in its decision-making, see the Guidelines listed in Supporting Documents below.
Preference will be given to those grants leveraged by outside grants including federal, state, private and the grantee’s own municipal funds.
GrantWatch ID#: 179686
Programmatic Grants may be up to $10,000 or up to $3,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online for requests over $3,000: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2373/?SA=SNA&FID=35012
Apply online for requested under $3,000: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2373?SA=SNA&FID=35023
The Pokagon Fund
821 E. Buffalo Street
New Buffalo, MI 49117
USA: Indiana: South Bend; Michigan: New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township, Three Oaks, Three Oaks Township, Chikaming Township, Hartford, Dowagiac
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