Laura Heintzelman
President & CEO
(231) 723-7269

Apply for a Grant / Grant Reporting

The Manistee County Community Foundation seeks to support effective programs and projects that will improve life in Manistee County. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant information below and to contact Foundation staff at 231-723-7269 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss their project.

Make a Grant Inquiry.The first step in seeking a grant is to complete a Grant Inquiry Form. Foundation staff will respond within two weeks about the eligibility of the project for funding from the Foundation. If the project is eligible under a currently open grant cycle, Foundation staff will send a link to a grant application form.

Fall 2019 Grant Cycle - Opens August 15, 2019.  Deadline is October 15, 2019.  Awards are anticipated to be announced by December 31, 2019.

Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Program

Up to $142,000 in funding remains available during 2019. Grant applications will be considered for projects that improve recreation opportunities (active and/or outdoor) and access to recreation within Manistee County through maintaining and expanding existing recreation facilities and acquiring and developing new recreation facilities.

Review the Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Guidelines

Limitless Fund & Other Field of Interest Funds Grant Program

Up to $40,000 in funding is available this cycle from the Limitless Fund and other Field of Interest Funds Grant Program. Grant applications that improve any area of life with the exception of active and/or outdoor recreation are eligible under this grant program. The Manistee Rotary Education Fund will specifically consider applications under this program that support educational opportunities within Manistee County.

Review the Limitless Fund Grant Guidelines