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Information for Grant Applicants

Autumn - St. IgnaceA non-profit organization seeking a grant from the community foundation must download and complete the grant application and return a copy to the Foundation:

W 3057 Maple Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906)440-7303

The application consists of:

A. Grant Application Cover sheet,

B. Information requested on Narrative form,

C. Grant budget,

D. Copy of IRS determination letter indicating 501 ( c)(3) or other non-profit status,

E. Letter(s) of support, which verify project need and collaboration with other organizations.

F. Please specify Youth involvement in the project, these applications will be given priority by the Youth Advisory Committee. Please refer to final page.

AN ORIGINAL OF ALL REQUESTED ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT REQUIRED COPIES DISQUALIFIES APPLICATION.

Grant Amounts

Applicants may request any amount; however, the full board of trustees of the SIACF must approve both the higher amount as well as the grant itself.

Due Dates for Applications:
 
Each year the Spring Award grant application deadline is April 1 and Fall Award application deadline is October 10.
In fairness to those submitting applications on time, late applications will not be considered.

How long does the grant decision process take?

Playground - St. IgnaceThe grants committees meet within the week after the due date. The decisions of the committees must be approved by the Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting. Applicants are normally notified of the decision on their grant by the end of the month the application is due.

Who may apply for a grant?

1. The SIACF has a commitment to the people of the Mackinac County area. Grants are only given to projects which will benefit Mackinac County area residents or which will meet a general community need.

2. Grants are made only to non-profit organizations, including subdivisions of government, exempt from federal taxation. (Federal I.D. # ) required.

3. Grants must be used for charitable purposes.

4. Grants are generally not made to individuals, except for scholarships via charitable organizations.

5. No grants may be used for any political campaign or to support attempts to influence any governmental body other than through making publicly available the results of nonpartisan analysis, study or research.

6. Grants are usually given one time only, for specific purposes with the understanding that the Foundation has no obligation or commitment to provide any additional support to the grantee. No project will be funded more than once over a 12-month period.

7. The Foundation does not fund operating expenses, including personnel.

8. The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, disability, sex or national origin in the consideration of grant requests, and will award grants only to grant seekers, which do not discriminate.

Download the grant application.

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