Apply for Grant

All grant opportunities through the Midland Area Community Foundation are listed below, along with contact information for the appropriate staff member. Grants are open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, public schools, and government entities located in Midland County. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us at 989.839.9661 or via email.

Community Investment Grants

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 from $50,000 to $100,000. Please see the grant guidelines for details.

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

Contact: Melissa Kesterson, or 989.839.9661

New! Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Grant

This grant opportunity aligns with the HSC Mission to improve vitality and quality of life in communities where Hemlock Semiconductor’s employees work and reside. Grant amounts are up to $10,000 for local (Midland/Bay/Saginaw) or $30,000 for regional projects/programs (not for operational costs). Eligible organizations include 501(c)3 nonprofits, schools, and units of Government.

Deadline: August 31

Contact: Melissa Kesterson, or 989.839.9661

New! Hemlock Semiconductor Youth Grants

The HSC Youth Grant is an opportunity for teams, clubs or groups (sports, band, robotics, etc.) to earn funding through volunteerism. Grant amounts are up to $500, and cannot directly benefit the applicant or HSC. The applicant/group must have an affiliation with a 501(c)3 nonprofit or a school district.

Deadlines: February 1, June 1, Oct 1

Contact: Melissa Kesterson, or 989.839.9661

TOWN Grants

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.

Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Contact: Melissa Kesterson, or 989.839.9661

MCYAC Grants

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

Contact: Sara Jacobs Carter, or 989.839.9661

CommunityGives Youth Service Program

This is a competitive opportunity for school-aged youths’ sports teams, extra-curricular groups, and service clubs in Midland County 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: Sara JacobsCarter, or 989.839.9661

MCYAC Teacher Mini-Grant

The Midland County Youth Action Council offers mini-grants of up to $500 for classroom projects that motivate and challenge students who attend school in Midland County.

Deadlines: Accepted throughout the year (although grants are reviewed late Sept – early May).

Contact: Sara JacobsCarter, or 989.839.9661

To Submit a Grant Proposal:

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.

  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

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.