North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) serves three counties: Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda. NCMCF awards two different types of grants throughout the year:
Community Impact Grants are awarded from the Community Needs Fund to non-profits that serve Crawford, Ogemaw, or Oscoda Counties. Grants are used to fund programs and projects that benefit this geographical area.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grants are awarded to non-profits through the NCMCF YAC - a group of students from across the three-county area working to better the lives of other youth in their communities. All parochial and public schools must apply for grants through YAC. Projects and programs must benefit the youth of Crawford, Ogemaw, or Oscoda Counties under the age of 18.
On August 22, 2007, the NCMCF Board of Directors adopted a new grant policy. Among the changes is one that will affect our grantees and applicants:
An organization may apply each year for a grant. However, no program may be funded for more than two (2) consecutive grant cycles or two (2) years, whichever is longer. The Community Foundation will not support the sustained funding of any program. Repeated applications and previously funded projects cannot be guaranteed additional funding after the first two years or grant cycles of funding.
Grant applications may now be filled out online. Applications are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader, which you can download for free at adobe.com. Applicants can fill out the entire application online, save it to their own computer for their records, and submit the application via email directly from our website. All you'll need to do to finish is print the first page of the application and collect the required signatures, and mail it to our office, along with your organization's 501(c)(3) documentation.