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Lowell Area Community Fund (LACF) Grant

Grants to Lowell Area Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies for
Education, Health, Environment, and Human Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Lowell Area Community Fund (LACF)

Deadline Date:

12/20/19 5.00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and churches in the Lowell area for programs in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, community development, human service, environment, and recreation. Priority will be given to educational projects and those serving a broad segment of the community. The Lowell area is currently defined as the City of Lowell, the Township of Lowell, and the Township of Vergennes.

The Lowell Area Community Foundation gives grants to organizations that assist in fulfilling its mission to assure community cooperation and participation, that supports a healthy, dynamic community.

It gives priority to projects that:
- Encourage and promote community involvement
- Represent an innovative startup effort
- Obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and maintain the project
- Yield substantial community benefit
- Are managed by nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status
- Serve a broad segment of the community
- Promote cooperation among agencies
- Address needs of the Lowell area
- Address quality of life issues
- Promote civic and community pride
- Strengthen or improve agency self-sufficiency or efficiency

Grant proposals should assist the applying organization to implement a project or program that benefits a broad segment of the community. The proposal should:
- Have clear goals, address an identified issue, and make a significant difference.
- Impact a significant number of residents from the City of Lowell, the Township of Lowell or Vergennes Township.
- Avoid duplication with other projects and programs in the community.
- Use requested funds to impact residents directly.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179830

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations (including churches, schools, government agencies, and community groups with a 501(c)(3) non-profit status) may apply for grants for programs that benefit residents in the City of Lowell, the Township of Lowell or Vergennes Township.

Applications from religious organizations for a non-religious purpose will be considered.

Grant proposals from religious organizations for a religious purpose and proposals to fund scholarships for individuals will not be considered.

While the Lowell Area Community Fund encourages creative and innovative projects, it generally does not support:
- Political projects, or those that are primarily cause-related
- Individuals
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Profit-making activities

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are reviewed by the Advisory Committee three times a year, with application deadlines on the third Friday of April, August and December. Decisions are finalized on June 30, October 31, and February 28.

Contact Information:

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

Application portal: https://grantcentral.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For questions about the content of your proposal, contact Janean Couch, Program Officer at 616.454.1751 x104 or jcouch@grfoundation.org.

For technical assistance, contact Keri Jaynes at kjaynes@grfoundation.org or 616.284.4911.

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USA: Michigan: City of Lowell, the Township of Lowell, and the Township of Vergennes

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