Midland Area Community Foundation Defines Administration and Operational Grant Guidelines

In an effort to assist the Midland and Gladwin area non profit organizations through these exceptionally difficult economic times, the Board of Trustees of the Midland Area Community Foundation has established a temporary grant fund for the 2010 calendar year.  This new fund will provide funding for administration and operational expenses that a non-profit agency is unable to meet.

Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $5,000 depending on the need of the organization, the size of their administration/operating budget and the direct impact they have on providing basic needs to those in our community.

Grant application deadlines are:  April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010 and October 1, 2010.  The grants will be reviewed by a community review team and a face to face interview will be part of the grant review process.  Applicants will be notified of the status of their request within 30 days of the application deadline.

The grant application process is meant to be efficient and effective.  There is no grant application form.  To apply please provide the following information as well as any other information you feel applicable:

1)         A narrative describing funding needs including the amount of your request.  Included in your narrative, we ask you to answer the following questions: What cost cutting measures you have already implemented? What programs could be impacted if funding isn’t received? Who will be impacted and what steps have you identified to address your operational shortfall for next year?

2)         A copy of your current operating budget and budget projections

3)         A copy of your 2009 audited financials if available or your most recent

Please contact Jan McGuire or Ken Mault at the Midland Area Community Foundation to express intent to apply and to discuss process before submitting your grant proposal.

Submit your grant information packet to the Midland Area Community Foundation, 2010 Operational Grants Fund, 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640 before the grants deadline outlined above.

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact Jan McGuire at the Midland Area Community Foundation, jmcguire@midlandfoundation.org or 989-839-9661.