Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
01/08/21 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Michigan nonprofits, government agencies, and schools in eligible regions for programs and projects that benefit local communities. Funding is intended to support caregivers, encourage community biking and walkability, and promote youth sports programs in Southeast Michigan. In addition, grants are available to provide services to the residents of the five Grosse Pointe communities. In Southeast Michigan, counties of interest include: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston Counties.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Funds support grants in four separate key areas that honor the lifetime interests of Mr. Wilson:
For additional information about the Funds, please see the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.
Projects that are innovative and fill critical community needs will be given the highest priority. In reviewing applications, the Foundation will consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizations and programming. Priority will be given to those organizations finding innovative ways to continue operations during this challenging time.
Low priority is given to requests for ongoing operational costs, capital campaigns, annual fund drives, conferences or other one-time events.
Requests may be for programming and/or capital costs. For Youth Sports, this may also include equipment requests. For Caregivers, this may also include medical equipment as a piece of a larger project scope.
GrantWatch ID#: 184599
Individual grants from each of the funds will typically range between $10,000 – $25,000. Grants from the Access and Design Fund may be up to $50,000.
Most grants will be for a 12-month period. However, applicants may identify other time frames that would be more beneficial to spend the grant over. For example, if it is more beneficial to the proposed project to spread the grant over an 18- or 24-month period, please simply state that in the application.
Grants will be awarded for the time period of May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://cfsem.fluxx.io/apply/registration
For questions regarding the Caregivers Fund, contact Melissa Kesterson at CaregiversFund@cfsem.org.
For questions regarding the Design and Access Fund, contact Tom Woiwode.
For questions regarding the Youth Sports, contact Alana Glass.
For questions regarding the Grosse Pointe Community Assets Fund, contact Katie Brisson.
Online contact form: https://cfsem.org/contact/
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
333 W. Fort Street, Suite 2010
Detroit, MI 48226
USA: Michigan: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston Counties, and Grosse Point communities
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