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Roscommon County Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Roscommon County, Michigan Nonprofits
and Agencies for Community and Children's Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Roscommon County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/29/17 Receipt by end of the business day


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Grants of up to $300 and grants of up to $2,500 to Roscommon County, Michigan nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and faith-based organizations for community benefit and children's and youth programs. Funding is intended for the areas of education, environment, healthcare, human services, humanities, and public benefit.

Applicants may apply for a YAC grant or a RCCF common grant. YAC grants must be related to or to benefit youth or children of Roscommon County.

Priority will be given to projects that:

- Reach a broad segment of the community
- Encourage matching gifts or additional funding
- Foster organizational capacity building and sustainability
- Assist those citizens whose needs are not being met by existing services
- Meet emerging needs, are innovative and have a high probability of leading to new solutions to community challenges
- Are collaborative, comprehensive, promote cooperation among organizations within the region, and have the potential for ongoing community impact

The Roscommon County Community Foundation values projects that promote inclusiveness and that do not discriminate in hiring of staff or providing services on the basis of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180320

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are a maximum of $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

RCCF grants must be related to or benefit the residents of Roscommon County.

Grants are only available to governmental agencies or those with a 501 (c)(3) designation. Grants are not available for individuals, for-profit businesses, or nonprofits without a 501 (c)(3).

Grants are for future projects only. No funding will be given for projects completed or in process, before final RCCF Board approval.

Not funded:

- Sectarian or religious programs
- Individuals
- International Organizations
- Endowment funds
- Administrative costs of fund-raising campaigns
- Annual meetings
- Routine operating expenses
- Existing obligations, debts or liabilities

Proposals seeking seed money for projects that are new, dynamic, and that show funding support from additional organizations, may be given consideration.

RCCF generally discourages repeated applications for sustained funding of programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be in the RCCF office by the end of the business day on the last day of the application period. This is usually April 30 or October 1, however, if these dates fall on a weekend, the due date will be by the end of business on the preceding Friday. This year, since October 1 falls on a Sunday, the deadline will be Friday, September 29, 2017.

Grants are usually awarded one to two months after the closing of the submission period. Grant applicants will be expected to make a presentation to the grant readers. Those who are not available to make a presentation, or are unable to send a representative, will not be awarded grants.

RCCF Grants are “Receipt Based Grants”, and for accounting purposes, allocated funds will be disbursed upon receipt of proof of the expenditures. Grants are paid within one year of approval.

A request to consider a portion of support for a project, rather than one which looks to the Foundation as a sole funding source, will generally receive greater priority. RCCF is especially interested in matching grants which will attract funding from other sources.

Contact Information:

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

Please mail or deliver applications to:
Roscommon County Community Foundation
701 Lake Street
PO Box 824
Roscommon, MI 48653

Or email to

If you would like to discuss a grant idea, verify qualification of your proposal or organization, or have any questions at all, please call Suzanne Luck, Executive Director at (989) 275-3112.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Roscommon County