Midland Area Community Foundation Grant Cycle Deadline Approaching

The Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) is accepting proposals for upcoming grant cycle.  Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Midland and/or Gladwin Counties may submit proposals by January 15, 2010.

Therefore, grant proposals whose main objectives meet one or more of the following needs are welcome to submit proposals to the Midland Area Community Foundation.  Those needs have been identified as:

  1. Economic Impact
    The Foundation is looking for projects that address issues of economic impact, such as healthcare access and affordability, the problems of the working poor, and assuring that the local quality of life is attractive to and supportive of a thriving economy.

  1. Youth Activities
    One of the main issues revealed is that some youth are limited by the activities/culture their communities have to offer.  Projects such as those that emphasize youth health, safety, education and recreation will be given priority.

  1. Leadership
    Projects involving building philanthropy and volunteer leadership, as well as capacity building to strengthen the government and nonprofit sectors, will be given priority.

A complete list of guidelines and application instructions may be found at www.midlandfoundation.org.  The first step to applying for any grant opportunity is to contact the Program Officer, Ken Mault at 989-839-9661.