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Here are some sources of funding in the region.

You can also research foundations on 990 Finder.

Consumers Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Social welfare, education, community, civic and cultural development, enviornment, and buildings, structures or equipment

Geography

Communities in Michigan’s lower peninsula where we have a business presence.

Deadlines

Applications are open, considered quarterly

Contact

Carolyn Bloodworth, Secretary/Treasurer


Biederman Foundation

Funding Priorities

Civic improvements, youth education, health and human services, preservation efforts

Geography

Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Antrim, Kalkaska

Deadlines

April 1st for consideration at Spring meeting, September 1st for consideration at Fall (discretionary) meeting

Contact

Chris Warren, Secretary


DTE Energy Foundation

Funding Priorities

Arts and culture, community transformation, economic progress, education and employment, environment, human needs

Geography

Communities where we have a business presence.

Deadlines

Education & Employment Application period: January 21 – February 1, 2019 Decision made: March, 2019

Community Transformation, Economic Progress Application period: April 15 – April 26, 2019 Decision made: June, 2019

Arts & Culture, Human Needs Application period: July 22 – August 2, 2019 Decision made: September, 2019

Environment Application period: October 21 – November 1,  2019 Decision made: December, 2019

Contact

 


Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Funding Priorities

Arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, youth

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau

Deadlines

2019 deadlines are March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st.

FOCUS Fund grants are designed to impact broad community needs and interests in our five counties and preference is given to requests that offer a philanthropic approach to community needs that have the potential for transformative community impact.

Fall grant applications are available mid-August and are due on October 1st, 2019.

Youth Endowment/YAC grants are awarded to nonprofits, educational, and governmental organizations serving youth in our five county area.

There are 20+ funds/endowments that cover a variety of needs and it’s important to check the criteria for each individual opportunity.

The CF is home to 90 scholarship opportunities. Most applications are due by March 1st.

Contact

United Way of Northwest Michigan

Funding Priorities

Health:  Reduce Substance Abuse and Childhood Obesity  (Priority - Prevention)

Education:  High School Graduation Attainment and a  successful post-secondary launch. (Priority - Prevention)

Basic Needs: Basic Needs targeting fragile and vulnerable populations.  Housing, utilities, and food security. (Priority - Intervention)

Geography

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and/or Leelanau Counties

Deadlines

Pre-application due April 3rd, full application due April 27th

Contact

Ranae McCauley, Executive Director
231 715 5599

 


Local Rotary Clubs give grants for various purposes in their community.

Reach out to your local club to learn about opportunities for funding and community service.


Oleson Foundation

Funding Priorities

Education, environment, community development, health and human services

Geography

Grand Traverse, Charlevoix, Emmet and Antrim counties

Deadlines

April 1st

Contact

Kathy Huschke