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2018 Competitive Grant Cycle Announcement

The Manistee County Community Foundation announces its 2018 competitive grant cycle. Through the generosity of its donors the MCCF has expanded its grantmaking to include awards from the new Limitless Fund and Minger Family Endowment Fund. To be considered for a 2018 grant award, interested applicants must have submitted a Pre-Application by the May 1, 2018, deadline.

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, school districts and units of government (including recognized tribal governments) that serve Manistee County residents. One application may be submitted under each grant program per grant cycle. Projects must be located within Manistee County unless pre-approved by the Foundation. Applicants are required to contribute at least 10% of the total project cost. Additional match is encouraged.

Interested applicants should review the 2018 Competitive Grant Cycle Overview. 

Limitless Fund Grant Program

Up to $25,000 is available for grants from the Limitless Fund during 2018. Grant awards will range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 and must be completed within one year from the grant award date. Grant applications will be considered for any charitable purpose except for recreation (active and/or outdoor), which will be considered under the Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Program. View the Limitless Fund 2018 Grant Guidelines.

Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Program

Up to $215,000 is available for grants from the Minger Family Endowment Fund during 2018. Applicants should choose whether to apply for a small grant or large grant. Small grants will range in size from $2,000 to $10,000 and must be completed within one year from the grant award date. Large grants will range in size from $10,001 to $100,000 and must be completed within two years from the grant award date. Grant applications will be considered for projects that improve recreation opportunities (active and/or outdoor) and access to recreation within Manistee County through maintaining and expanding existing recreation facilities and acquiring and developing new recreation facilities. Additionally, the MCCF Board of Directors has established three funding priorities for 2018 which include 1) trail development and acquisition, 2) indoor and winter-based recreation opportunities, and 3) water and fishing access. However, eligible projects are not limited to the funding priorities. View the Minger Family Endowment Fund 2018 Grant Guidelines.

Pre-Application Deadline - May 1, 2018

The Pre-Application window is now closed.