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Grants to Greater Albion Area, Michigan Nonprofits,
Schools, and Agencies to Enhance the Quality of Life

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Albion Community Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

09/01/18 4:00 PM - September Grant Round; Applications for rolling grant opportunities are by invitation only

Description:

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Grants to Greater Albion Area, Michigan nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Applications may also be accepted from public agencies, schools, and faith-based institutions; however, these applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Applicants requesting support for economic development projects or for one of the rolling intake opportunities must discuss eligibility prior to applying.

The following Funds are available:

March and September Grant Rounds:

-Fund for Greater Albion: The Fund for Greater Albion supports projects that improve the quality of life for the residents of the greater Albion area and the community itself. Maximum grant request $5,000. For the Fund for Greater Albion only, a 10% cash match is required.

-Youth Fund: This fund supports local youth needs and youth development in the local community. The Youth Advisory Committee advises the Board of Trustees concerning grantmaking from the fund, providing young people with a hands-on philanthropic experience. Maximum grant request $2,500.

-James C. Kingsley Youth Fund: The purpose of the fund is to celebrate the life of James C. Kingsley, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and the longest serving judge on the Calhoun County, Michigan Circuit Court bench. As a result of Jim’s lifelong commitment to justice and community service, and his love of Albion, this fund is established to meet local youth needs and encourage youth development in the community of Albion and its surrounds. There is no maximum request amount, though the committee anticipates that it will award approximately $10,000 on an annual basis divided between two grant rounds.

March Grant Round:

-Team 1 Plastics Corporate Donor Advised Fund: This fund supports educational opportunities that benefit the citizens of the greater Albion area. Maximum grant request $750.

-River Development and Environmental Fund: This fund supports activities that improve the Kalamazoo River and areas surrounding the river, as well as projects that support the environment.
Rotary Charitable Fund: This fund supports public welfare, cultural, health, youth development, recreational, or environmental purposes, in the greater Albion area. Maximum grant request $3,000.

Donor Advised Grants (Maximum grant request is $2,000) - Submit a single application for consideration with all of these funds:
-The Andersons Charitable Fund: This fund supports general charitable activities in the greater Albion area.
-Jack Hoaglin Family Fund: This donor-advised fund shall be used for math and science education for Albion area girls, as well as early childhood education. Maximum grant request $450.
-MACI Youth Fund: The primary purpose of this fund is to support youth education opportunities designed to benefit groups, not individuals. Youth Enrichment Opportunities designed to challenge, build, grow, and otherwise continue to stimulate and improve participants after the initial program is complete. Additionally, the fund may support various cultural, educational, recreational or environmental programs. Maximum grant request $2,000.
-Prince Hall Award: This fund supports youth leadership, character, and moral development activities in the greater Albion area. Maximum grant request $150.

September Grant Round:

-Healthy Youth/Healthy Seniors Endowment Fund: This fund supports programs that promote the health and wellbeing of youth and seniors from the greater Albion area. Maximum grant request $1,000.

-Boggan/Holland African American Community Fund: This fund supports programs targeted at African American youth, but may also fund activities and programs benefiting the African American community at-large. Maximum grant award $1,000.

Rolling Deadlines (please call to discuss prior to applying; applications are by invitation only):

-Manufacturing Education Fund: This fund supports manufacturing education in the greater Albion area.

-Linda Kochinski Fund: This fund supports awards for reading through the Forks Book Award Program, and presentations by authors or matching grant monies to support an author’s presentation for public school students in grades K-8.

-Jessie’s Gift Endowment Fund: This fund supports mentoring activities in the greater Albion area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182669

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts vary depending on the Fund.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any nonprofit public charity, as defined by sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, located within the greater Albion area or directly serving residents of the greater Albion area is eligible to apply for funding.

Faith institutions, public entities, and schools directly serving the greater Albion community are also eligible for specific projects subject to restrictions. If you are applying from one of these institutions, please call to discuss your project prior to applying.

Applicants must be in good standing on all previous grants from the Foundation.

Grant funds cannot support the following:
-Activities conducted outside the greater Albion area, unless directly serving residents from the greater Albion area
-School teacher salaries, in-service, release time or school administrative costs
-Existing deficits, licensing fees, fines, penalties, interest or litigation
-Fundraising or allocations to endowment or other restricted funds
-Funds which the applicant would re-grant to other organizations
-Cash prizes, contributions, donations
-Religious activities, including bible study, vacation bible camps, etc.

Please note: there are limitations on which economic development activities are considered charitable by the IRS. Please call to discuss before applying for economic development-related projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Faith institutions, public entities, and schools directly serving the greater Albion community are also eligible for specific projects subject to restrictions. If you are applying from one of these institutions, please call to discuss your project prior to applying.

If requesting support for economic development activities, please call to discuss prior to applying.

All applications must be submitted through the application portal by March 1st and September 1st at 4:00 PM.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are due by 4:00 PM on the first business day following the deadline.

Foundation staff will review drafts of applications received at least 15 business days before the deadline and returned with comments no later than 5 business days prior to the deadline.

Not all funds accept applications during each grant round. Please reference the fund list for fund-specific grant round information.

Please allow up to eight weeks for final decisions to be communicated. Funding cannot support a project that has finished before this communication.

Requests from certain Funds are considered on a rolling basis; please call to discuss prior to applying as applications are by invitation only.

More information about the Foundation's funds may be found here:
http://www.albionfoundation.org/ourfunds.sml

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://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5814?SA=SNA&FID=35008

Albion Community Foundation
PO Box 156
203 S. Superior
Albion, MI 49224

517-629-3349
Foundation @AlbionFoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Greater Albion Area