Grants

MINI-GRANT PROGRAM

Our Board of Directors has approved funding for a Mini-Grant Program to run during the 2022 calendar year.

Non-profit organizations across Marinette and Menominee Counties are eligible to apply for up to $500 for new, short-term projects or programs.  Both the application process and the reporting requirements have been streamlined.  Submissions will be reviewed weekly with funding awarded within approximately two weeks if granted.

 

Things to note:

  • Grants are for new short-term programs or projects and will not be awarded for everyday basic supplies, routine maintenance or staff time.
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000 are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations may receive one mini-grant/calendar year.
  • Reporting requirements include a photo of the completed program/project and a brief narrative highlighting the success of the program.
  • We do not award grants to other Foundations.

Additional Information

Our Current Funds

Crivitz Area Giving Fund

Peshtigo Area Community Endowment Fund

Women's Giving Circle Endowment Fund

Learn

Foundation Brochure

Community Foundation Overview

Type of Funds

Gift Acceptance Policy

Council of Michigan Foundations

Council on Foundations

National Standards

Eligibility Guidelines
  • Eligible applicants for funding include the following types of organizations that 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, public or private school, or department/program thereof
    • a religious organization
  • What we do NOT fund:
    • Other Foundations
    • Annual fundraising campaigns
    • Political campaigns
    • Individuals
    • Expenses incurred prior to grant application submission
  • 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 previous grants from the Community Foundation and all follow-up reports must be complete.
Grant Reporting Forms

Grant Recaps are due 13 months after the end of the grant cycle from which your grant was awarded. If your project will not be completed, or funding used, within this 13-month timeframe, you must submit a Grant Progress Report in order to be eligible to receive grants in the future.

Grant Recap

Grant Progress Report

2023 Grant Cycles

All of our grant applicants will need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) in order to be considered for a grant.

Letters of Intent will be available on this page on the following dates:

Winter – February 1 – 10th

Spring – May 1 – 10th

Summer – September 1 – 10th

The Community Foundation will contact all nonprofits which submit an LOI to inform them if they have been selected to submit a grant application. If selected, the nonprofits must complete their full application in the last 2 weeks of each month listed above.

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