Staff

 

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 grants@manisteefoundation.org to discuss their project.

Community Response Fund Grants - Available Now!

The Community Response Fund was activated to provide support to area nonprofit organizations, schools, and governments on the front lines serving those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Established through a cooperative effort between the Manistee County Community Foundation, United Way of Manistee County, and the Manistee County Human Services Collaborative Body, the Community Response Fund provides a collective vehicle for charitable giving and supports collaborative grantmaking and programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more. Apply for a Grant From the Community Response Fund – Note: A Grant Inquiry is NOT Required to apply to the CRF.

Grant Inquiry Form (required for all Other Grant Programs)

The first step in seeking a grant is to complete a Grant Inquiry Form. Grant Inquiry Forms are accepted at any time throughout the year. 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. Complete a Grant Inquiry FormView a Sample Grant Inquiry Form.

2022 Grant Cycles

The Foundation will accept grant applications according to the following grant cycles and application deadlines during 2022.
 

  • April 15, 2022 Application Deadline (funding decisions by June 30, 2022) 
  • October 15, 2022 Application Deadline (funding decisions by December 31, 2022)

Grant requests under $5,000 may be submitted at any time for consideration under the Minger Family Endowment Fund and funding decisions will generally be made within 45 days.

 

Grant Programs

Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Program

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

View a Sample Minger Family Endowment Fund Grant Application

Limitless Fund & Field of Interest Fund 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. In addition, Field of Interest Funds of the Foundation may also consider funding grant applications submitted under this cycle. Please note that the maximum grant request amount has been increased to $10,000. 

Review the Limitless Fund & Field of Interest Fund Grant Guidelines

View a Sample Limitless Fund & Field of Interest Fund Grant Application

Project Budget Form

View a Sample Project Budget Form

Grant Reporting Forms

MCCF Interim Grant Report Form

MCCF Final Grant Report Form

For assistance with any grant forms email grants@manisteefoundation.org