GRANTS OFFERED

The Midland Area Community Foundation has a quarterly grant cycle in which nonprofit organizations in Midland may apply. In addition, throughout the year, many other grant opportunities are available.

The following grant types are currently available:

Community Investment Grants

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The Foundation is concerned about the community as a whole.  We fund a wide variety of community programs, such as arts and culture, civic improvement, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, and youth. The maximum grant amount is $40,000 in the first three quarters. Fourth quarter (October 15 deadline) grants now go up to $100,000.

Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15

Contact: mkesterson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

TOWN Grants

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The idea for TOWN Grants came out of the community foundation's desire to have an impact in all of Midland County. With the program, all 23 townships, wards and villages in the county are being offered up to $5,000 in matching funds for a public improvement project.

Deadlines: Applications accepted anytime

Contactmkesterson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

MCYAC Grants

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The Youth Action Council functions just like the Community Foundation, but it is made up of area middle and high school students.  The grant requirements and application is exactly the same.  Of particular interest to MCYAC are projects that benefit youth. $10,000 maximum grant amount.

Deadlines: January 15, April 15, October 15

Contactnwilson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

Great Lakes Bay Regional Fund for Collaborative Programming

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The mission of the GLBR Fund for Collaborative Programming is to offer opportunities for organizations to work together to address needs across the region through innovative social programming or capacity building activities. A committee with representative from the Bay, Midland and Saginaw community foundations along with Dow Chemical Company reviews grants for this fund.

Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15

Contactmkesterson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

Dow Chemical Donor Advised Fund Grant Opportunity

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Community Donor-advised Grants are for requests $10,000 or less. They are provided by Dow and administered by local Community Foundations. These grants must meet the same eligibility criteria as other Dow grants and requests will be reviewed twice a year.

Deadlines: March 15, September 15

Contactmkesterson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund Grant Opportunity

The Dow Corning Foundation demonstrates Dow Corning Corporation's commitment to mutually beneficial growth in society, especially in communities where we operate. $8,000 maximum local grant amount, $24,000 regional.

Deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

Contactmkesterson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

CommunityGives Youth Service Program

Grant Process - A short document to explain the steps to obtain a CommunityGives grant.

2017 Application Packet - Packet includes a program explanation, the application, photo release form and final report. Please read the packet carefully.

This is an opportunity for elementary, middle and high school age groups, sports teams and service clubs in the Great Lakes Bay Region to earn funding for priority projects through volunteerism.  This is accomplished through the giving of grants to K-12 aged groups that complete a pre-approved community volunteer activity and meet grant requirements.  Grants are $1,000 each.

Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15 & October 15

Contact: nwilson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

Positive Philanthropic Power (P3) Grants

Contact Nicole Wilson at nwilson@midlandfoundation.org for application/guidelines.

Sponsored by MCYAC, the P3 program offers grants up to $500 to any 501(c) 3 nonprofit with the majority of members under age 18 that commits to a service project in Midland.  This mini-grant is easy to apply for, fun to do and benefits our community in many ways!

Deadlines: January 15, April 15, October 15

Contactnwilson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

Educator Grants

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A MCYAC grant that encourages teachers to introduce unique classroom projects that enliven and enrich the curriculum. Grants are offered for up to $500 per educator each school year.

Deadlines: Due the 15th of each month (September - May)  (MCYAC only meets during the school year)

Contactnwilson@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

To Submit a Grant Proposal:

1. Review Criteria and general grant information

2. Contact Melissa Kesterson no less than three weeks prior to the grant deadline at 989-839-9661 or via email

3. Prepare materials

4. Submit by deadline

Remember: The Foundation cannot do its work unless we have good projects to fund. The partnership between the Foundation and our nonprofit community is critical to the quality of life for local residents. We want to find excellent projects to fund.

Clare & Gladwin County Community Foundation Grant Information

The Clare and Gladwin community foundations are affiliates of MACF. They each have their own website with information on how to apply for grants.

Clare County Community Foundation

Gladwin County Community Foundation