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

The M&M Area Community Foundation invites eligible organizations to apply for grants during our Winter, Spring, or Summer grant cycles. Each organization may apply twice during each of these grant cycles.  However, if you choose to apply for a Capacity Building Grant, then you may only apply once during the Spring cycle.

We ask that nonprofits do not apply for funding for a program or project for which they received a grant from the Community Foundation last year.  The organization MAY apply for a grant, just not for the exact same program/project which received funding last year.

We do not award grants to other Foundations.

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

Winter Grant Cycle

NEW REQUIREMENT:  In order to be eligible to apply for a grant during this cycle,
all organizations are required to complete a Letter of Intent.

LOI’s will be available between January 1 – 10, 2023.

If approved to apply for a grant, organizations may submit an application between January 16 – 31, 2023.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

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 Giving Fund

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

Philanthropy Fund

This Fund is intended to support projects, throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties, which are specifically designed to “Pay It Forward”.

Spring Grant Cycle

Our Spring Grant Cycle is closed until the last two weeks of April 2023

Capacity Building

Capacity Building grants are meant to assist with organizational and financial stability or improve 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 the third year in a row, whether funding is received for a second year or not.
  • If you apply for a Capacity Building Grant, your organization may not apply for a second grant during this 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
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, ambulances, and rescue squads for training, equipment, and other critical needs.

Homelessness Prevention Services

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

Peshtigo Area Community Endowment

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 will open at 10 am on Friday, July 15, and close promptly at Noon on Friday, July 29

Community Health Care

This Fund provides grants to organizations impacting the health and wellness of those in our communities.

Women's Giving Circle Restricted Endowment

The Fund supports projects and programs directly impacting women and girls in Marinette and Menominee counties.

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