The Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) is now accepting grant applications for its Community Impact grant and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant cycles. Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies serving Cheboygan County and/or Mackinaw City are welcome to apply.
SACF Community Impact grants may be used for a wide range of programs supporting residents of the SACF service area. These grants come from the Straits Area Community Needs Fund. Youth Advisory Council grants may be used to support programs for youth under the age of 18. YAC grants are made from the Straits Area Kellogg Youth Fund, and are determined by the local youth grantmakers serving on the Community Foundation’s youth committee. The application deadline for both types of grants is December 15, 2020.
Applications are available at sacf.net, where they may be completed online and submitted via email or printed for completion. If applications are mailed, they must be postmarked by the grant deadline date and sent to the SACF office at P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707. Applicants may request up to $1,000. Applicants may also call the SACF office for more information at 1-877-354-6881.
The Straits Area Community Foundation has served Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City since 1998 and holds a collection of permanently endowed charitable funds supporting a broad range of nonprofits and causes. SACF works closely with donors to connect them with the causes they care about most, and to ensure that those causes are cared for in perpetuity. SACF’s practices are accredited by National Standards for Community Foundations® through its affiliation with the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.