North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) welcomes your grant application. Look over the information in the Application Guidelines below to find answers to questions about eligibility, deadlines, amounts available, and other frequently asked questions about available funds.
If you have questions about the grant application process, please feel free to contact a Foundation program staff member at 877-354-6881. We would be happy to help you!
The NCMCF Community Impact Grant deadline is June 30. Applications must be sent to P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707, and be postmarked by June 30.
Your organization must provide benefits to those within the geographic area of Crawford, Ogemaw, or Oscoda County.
Your organization must be recognized as a non-profit charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. (Schools and government agencies are also eligible. Grants to religious organizations will be considered only if they serve the general public and do not have religious overtones of a sectarian nature.) Proof of non-profit status is required for auditing purposes.
No grants are made to individuals.
Grants are made for future projects only. No funding will be given for projects completed before final board approval. Board approval is usually within six (6) weeks of the grant deadline. Grants are not made for routine operating needs or budget deficits.
Proposals seeking "seed money" for projects that are new, dynamic, and that show funding support from additional organizations are given stronger consideration.
If your program has been funded either two consecutive years or two consecutive grant cycles, you are not eligible to applyfor this program.
Applicants may submit requests up to a maximum of $1,000 per application cycle unless otherwise indicated.
Mini-grants up to $300 are available. (click here for mini-grant application)
For accounting purposes, all allocated funds are disbursed upon receipt of documentation of the expenditures.
A portion of funds awarded during the Common grant cycle is set aside specifically for programs addressing health for youth under the age of 18 and senior citizens.