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Wyoming Community Foundation (WCF) General Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Churches
to Benefit the Community and Address Needs Related to COVID-19

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Wyoming Community Foundation (WCF)

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, community groups, and churches in eligible regions to benefit local residents. Funding will support programs in a range of focus areas, including assistance needed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Eligible projects will address the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and social needs, with priority given to K-12 education and affordable housing. Funded projects must serve residents in the city of Wyoming area.

The Wyoming Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Grand Rapids Community Foundation, evaluates local needs and opportunities and looks to fund projects that address the areas of art and culture, community development, education, environment, health, or social needs and that:

  • Represent an innovative, start-up effort or are capital in nature
  • Promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
  • Serve the greater city of Wyoming area
  • Obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and maintain the project
  • Strengthen or improve agency self-sufficiency or efficiency
  • Yield substantial community benefits for the resources invested
  • Serve a broad segment of the community
  • Encourage additional and permanent funding or matching gifts from other donors
  • Are managed by nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status

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 Wyoming area
  • Avoid duplication with other projects and programs in the community
  • Use requested funds to impact residents directly 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit 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 Wyoming area.

The Fund 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.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications can be completed beginning in early July and must be submitted electronically using the online portal by 5:00 pm on the second Friday of September each year. Applicants are notified of the Fund’s decision by October 31.

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://grantcentral.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For technical assistance with the online grant application, call 616.454.1751 or email grantcentral@grfoundation.org.

For questions about the content of your proposal, contact Greg King at greg.king@lakeshoreadvantage.com.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
185 Oakes Street SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503

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USA: Michigan: City of Wyoming area

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