Grants

The M&M Area Community Foundation invites eligible organizations to apply for grants during our annual grant cycles. Each organization may apply twice during each grant cycle unless you apply for a Capacity Building grant, then you may only apply once. We ask that organizations do not apply for funding for a program or project for which you received a grant from the Community Foundation last year.

Eligibility Guidelines
  • Eligible applicants for funding include the following types of organizations which support residents of Marinette and/or Menominee counties.
    • a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization
    • a department of a municipal, county or state government
    • a hospital, school (public or private), or department/program thereof
    • a religious organization
  • What we do NOT fund:
    • Annual fundraising campaigns
    • Political campaigns
    • Individuals
    • Expenses incurred prior to grant application submission, with the exception of the Impact Fund for COVID-19 Relief Grant.
  • All organizations, except schools and government agencies, are required to attach pages 1 and 2 of their most recent IRS Form 990 to support tax-exempt status.  Schools and government agencies are required to attach a letter, on organization letterhead and signed by the school superintendent or government official, giving you (the applicant) permission to apply on behalf of the organization. Schools and government agencies are NOT required to submit pages 1 and 2 of their most recent IRS Form 990.
  • Your organization may only apply twice during each grant cycle (unless otherwise noted). Each application must be submitted individually.
  • Organizations must be in good standing on all previous grants from the Foundation and all follow up reports must be complete.
Grant Recipient Forms

Grant Recap forms are due within 60 days after grant funds have been used.  If your project will not be completed, or funding used, by December 31st, 2021, you must submit a Grant Progress Report in order to be eligible to receive grants in the future.

Grant Recap

Grant Progress Report

Spring Grant Cycle

Our Spring Grant Cycle is Now Closed.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building grants are not about expanding a current program or adding a new program.  These grants are meant to assist with organizational and financial stability, or improving program quality and growth, which will allow you to carry out your mission more effectively.  Our grants are intended for activities that will strengthen your organization, including, but not limited to: strengthening governance, developing strategic planning, merging operations and/or programming, building reliable funding streams, developing management skills, or developing/refining communications and marketing.

  • The maximum amount you may request for a Capacity Building Grant is $10,000
  • If a grant is awarded, in any amount, an organization may apply for a Capacity Building Grant the following year but is not eligible to apply for a third year in a row, whether funding is received for a second year or not.
  • If an organization applies for a Capacity Building Grant, it may not apply under any other granting area during a grant cycle.

Examples of Non-Eligible Activities

  • Fundraising projects—including events
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowment or capital campaigns
  • Medical research
  • Costs associated with the creation of a new nonprofit organization
  • Completed projects or proposals that have begun implementation
  • Grants to individuals
Alcohol and Other Drugs

Focuses on programs and projects which increase awareness, provide educational materials and resources, assist law enforcement, support treatment programs as well as other needs related to alcohol and other drug abuse.

Community Wide

Covers programs impacting a wide variety of issues and needs throughout Marinette and Menominee counties.

Emergency Service Providers

Provides grants to emergency service providers such as fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads for training, equipment and other critical needs.

Health Field of Interest

Provides grants to organizations impacting the health and wellness of those in our communities.

Homelessness Prevention Services

Provides financial support for programs which implement innovative strategies to prevent homelessness in Marinette and Menominee counties.

Peshtigo Area

Provides grants for programs and projects that specifically impact the Peshtigo area.

Youth Field of Interest

Provides grants for programs and activities which improve the quality of life for area youth by implementing and promoting social, educational and recreational programs.

E.W. and Dorothy Granskog Memorial Fund

This fund accepts applications for grants used for agricultural related tuition expenses, workshops and/or any other programs, with particular emphasis on sustainable organic agriculture in Menominee County.

Summer Grant Cycle

Our Summer Grant Cycle is Now Closed.

Youth Field of Interest

Provides grants for programs and activities which improve the quality of life for area youth by implementing and promoting social, educational and recreational programs.

The Women's Giving Circle Restricted Endowment Fund

The Women’s Giving Circle Restricted Endowment Fund supports projects and programs directly impacting women and girls in Marinette and Menominee counties.

This fund also provides Capacity Building grants to organizations whose mission is to directly impact the lives of women and girls.

Capacity Building grants are not about expanding a current program or adding a new program.  These grants are meant to assist with organizational and financial stability, or improving program quality and growth, which will allow you to carry out your mission more effectively.  Our grants are intended for activities that will strengthen your organization, including, but not limited to: strengthening governance, developing strategic planning, merging operations and/or programming, building reliable funding streams, developing management skills, or developing/refining communications and marketing.

  • If a grant is awarded, in any amount, an organization may apply for a Capacity Building Grant the following year but is not eligible to apply for a third year in a row, whether funding is received for a second year or not.
  • If an organization applies for a Capacity Building Grant, it may not apply under any other granting area during a grant cycle.

Examples of Non-Eligible Activities

  • Fundraising projects—including events
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowment or capital campaigns
  • Medical research
  • Costs associated with the creation of a new nonprofit organization
  • Completed projects or proposals that have begun implementation
  • Grants to individuals
Winter Grant Cycle

Our Winter Grant Cycle Will Be Open January 17th- January 31st 2022

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Focuses on programs and projects which increase awareness, provide educational materials and resources, assist law enforcement, support treatment programs as well as other needs related to alcohol and other drug abuse.

Crivitz Area Fund

Provides grants for programs and projects that specifically impact the Crivitz area.

Philanthropy Fund

For questions regarding grant applications please contact our Finance and Program Director, Madison McDonnell, at [email protected] or at 906-864-3599