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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.

COVID-19 Response / Disaster Relief Grant (Nonprofits)

Midland Area Community Foundation and United Way of Midland County are working collaboratively to meet community needs. Grant fund requests can be used for nonprofit operations, supplies and client assistance. We will prioritize agencies providing needed services for vulnerable populations most impacted by this pandemic. The maximum grant request is $10,000.

Click here to see the application for full details of the program.

No identified deadline to apply. Grant applications will be continuously reviewed and responded to in a timely manner.

Contact: Alysia Christy, Director of Community Impact: achristy@midlandfoundation.org

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.  General Community Investment grant requests have a maximum of $40,000 (July 15 cycle) and $50,000-$100,000 (October 15 cycle)

2020 Deadlines:  July 15 & October 15

Contact: Alysia Christy, achristy@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

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.

Upcoming Deadline To Apply: September 30, 2020

Contact: Alysia Christy, achristy@midlandfoundation.org 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: Alysia Christy, achristy@midlandfoundation.org 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 up to $1,000.

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

Contact: Sara JacobsCarter, sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org 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, sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org 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: The Midland County Youth Action Council will review requests most months during the academic year.  Requests are due by day 15.

Contact: Sara JacobsCarter, sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

MCYAC Adult Action Group Mini-Grant

The Midland County Youth Action Council offers mini-grants of up to $500 to groups of dedicated adults as they support Youth in Midland County.  Groups such as Booster Clubs and Parent-Teacher Organizations are appropriate applicants.  The Youth Group and/or the Adult Action Group must be associated with an educational entity or a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.

Deadlines: The Midland County Youth Action Council will review requests most months during the academic year.   The MCYAC Coordinator will review requests for the remainder of the calendar year using Council approved evaluation process.  Requests are due by day 15.

Contact: Sara JacobsCarter, sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

MCYAC Youth Philanthropy Mini-Grant

The Midland County Youth Action Council offers mini-grants of up to $500 to Youths who want to make real change in their communities.  All Midland County students K-12th grade are eligible to apply.  The Youth’s plans must benefit an existing governmental or educational entity or a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.

Deadlines: The Midland County Youth Action Council will review requests most months during the academic year.   The MCYAC Coordinator will review requests for the remainder of the calendar year using Council approved evaluation process.  Requests are due by day 15.

Contact: Sara JacobsCarter, sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661

The Big Give

The Big Give is a group of men from the greater Midland area who are dedicated to helping local nonprofit agencies. The idea is simple: Meet three times per year, donate $100 per member at each meeting, and vote on a local nonprofit to receive the funds. To date, over $240,000 has gone to Midland County nonprofits through The Big Give.

Eligible organizations to receive a gift from The Big Give include non-profits, schools, or municipal entities such as a public safety groups, parks and recreational facilities, libraries, etc. To learn more about The Big Give, click here.

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 Alysia Christy no less than three weeks prior to the grant deadline at 989-839-9661 achristy@midlandfoundation.org
  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.