Community Foundation Announces Fall 2017 Grant Opportunities

Muskegon, MI: Nonprofit charitable organizations serving the Muskegon County region are eligible to apply for a grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFFMC). The Foundation gives grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies and governmental units serving the greater Muskegon County area.

The grant deadline is September 14; however, an Application of Intent Form should be submitted by August 31. All applications must be submitted online at Grant recipients will be announced by November 15.

The Foundation will consider proposals in the following areas: arts and culture, health and human services, education, environment, emerging community needs, and community needs/urban revitalization. Proposals should also be built around at least one of the Foundation’s new leadership goals: promoting collaboration and efficient use of community resources; creating hope and opportunity for our youth; and making Muskegon County a more inclusive and accessible community.

In addition, the following funds will be awarding grants:

• The Julia Hackley Memorial Fund of the Foundation will consider applications that support the needs of City of Muskegon residents, with priority given to meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families.

• The Greater Muskegon Women and Children’s Fund will consider applications that focus on meeting the needs of Women and Children in Muskegon County.

• The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Foundation will consider applications that address projects and programs that focus on serving Muskegon County youth.

• The Environmental Fund will consider applications that build community capacity, educate, provide environmentally-oriented technical assistance, protect and preserve natural resources and clearly relate to the environmental interests and needs of the Muskegon region.

• The Muskegon County Medical Society Fund will accept applications that focus on programs and projects relating to health and science education and related activities.

• The White Lake Community Fund will accept applications for projects in the White Lake area that address the following community needs: social services, environment, civic affairs, education, and youth.

All applications, made online through eGrant, are general applications that are matched by staff with the best-fitting fund. Complete details about the Foundation’s funding priorities and applying for a grant can be found at  Questions? Contact JacQuaye Payne, Program Officer, at, or 231.332.4124.