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Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Oceana
County for Arts, Education, Health, and Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC)

LOI Date:

08/15/19

Deadline Date:

08/29/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Oceana County, Michigan nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, and agencies for programs in the areas of arts, community development, health and human services, and education. An application of intent is required prior to submitting a full application. Funding is also available for emerging community needs, and other areas, such as the environment, homeless prevention, and parks.

The Foundation generally makes only one-time grant commitments of up to $3,000. Longer term commitments may be considered for initiatives that show exceptional promise for community impact.

Areas of focus:
- Arts
- Education
- Health and Human Services
- Community Development

Emerging Community Needs
Standard grant categories don’t cover all community needs. The Distribution Committee and dedicated grant committees address other important or emerging community issues when they arise.

Other Special Funding Areas
- Environment – support for environmentally oriented programs and projects
- Homelessness Prevention – support programs and projects that provide a local base of support for long-term commitment to homelessness prevention activities
- Parks – support programs and projects that beautify and enhance current and future parks
- Golden Township – support capital improvement projects within Golden Township
- Hesperia Area – support programs and projects in Hesperia village and township

For more details on areas of focus, see: https://oceana-foundation.org/grants/our-priorities/

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179733

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are given to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, and government agencies serving Oceana County.

The Foundation does not usually award grants for:

- Regular operating expenses
- Vehicles
- Conferences, camps or media
- Conference speakers
- Special events and endowment campaigns
- Religious programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious believers or require participants to practice or adhere to specific religious beliefs
- Individuals

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2019 Grant Round:
- Application of Intent due February 14, 2019
- Full application due February 28, 2019

Fall 2019 Grant Round:
- Application of intent due August 15, 2019
- Full application due August 29, 2019

Application of Intent
This provides Foundation staff with an overview of your program that allows them to determine if your project fits CFOC grant priorities, timeline, and budget. It must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the posted grant deadline. All organizations submitting an application of intent will be contacted within three business days. Following staff approval of the application of intent, you may submit your full application.

Grant Application
The last step of the process is submission of your detailed proposal, or grant application, for review by the volunteer Grant Review Committee and CFOC staff members. Grantees that desire feedback on their application are invited to submit a full proposal 15 days prior to the deadline.

Grant guidelines: https://oceana-foundation.org/grants/grant-guidelines/

How to apply: https://oceana-foundation.org/grants/applying-for-a-grant/

FAQs: https://oceana-foundation.org/resources/for-grant-applicants/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://cffmc.submittable.com/submit

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jocelyn Hines, Program Associate
231-332-4118
jocelyn@muskegonfoundation.org

Foundation Staff:
231-722-4538
grants@muskegonfoundation.org

Technical Assistance: support@submittable.com

The Community Foundation for Oceana County
P.O. Box 902
Pentwater, MI 49449

388 S. Hancock Street
Pentwater, MI 49449

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Oceana County