Grant Eligibility Guidelines

Eligible applicants for grant 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, public or private school, or department/program thereof
  • a religious organization

We do not provide grants for:

  • Annual fundraising campaigns
  • Political campaigns
  • Individuals
  • Expenses incurred before our grant cycle opens


Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for up to $750 for projects or programs which benefit communities across the Foundation’s two county service area.  Submissions will be reviewed weekly with funding awarded within approximately two weeks if granted.

 Important Notes:

  • Organizations must provide their EIN.
  • The organization name must match the submitted EIN and should not be the name of a club or subgroup of the main organization.
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $300,000 are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are for programs or projects and will not be awarded for everyday basic supplies, routine maintenance, or staff time.
  • Organizations may submit one mini-grant per calendar year.

Additional Information

Our Current Funds

Crivitz Area Giving Fund

Peshtigo Area Community Fund

Women's Giving Circle Fund


What We Do

Type of Funds

Gift Acceptance Policy

Council of Michigan Foundations

Council on Foundations

National Standards

2024 Spring Grant Cycle

Nonprofits must answer the questions on our Letter of Intent in order to be considered for a grant.
Each nonprofit is eligible to submit two Letters of Intent per Grant Cycle.

Our Spring Grant Cycle will open on May 1st.  Eligible organizations will have until May 10th to submit their Letter of Intent.  All organizations will be contacted between May 11th – 14th to inform them of our initial decision.  Those selected to move to the next phase will have between May 15th and May 31st to complete their application. 

Grants are available from the following endowed Funds held at the Community Foundation:

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

Youth Field of Interest – Provides support for programs which improve the quality of life by implementing social, educational and recreational programs for area youth.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Fund – Intended to increase awareness, provide educational materials and resources, assist law enforcement, and/or support treatment programs, as well as other needs related to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.

Philanthropy Fund  The Philanthropy Fund is intended to support projects which are specifically designed to “Pay It Forward”.

Peshtigo  The Peshtigo Area Community Endowment Fund provides grants for assisting and promoting charitable activities in the greater Peshtigo community.

For questions regarding grants please contact Julie Loberger, our Finance and Program Director, at 906-864-3599 or