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Community Grant Rounds

In 2003, the Community Foundation identified and began working to address the most pressing needs in Newaygo County. These efforts intensified in 2011 when the Board of Trustees adopted a strategic framework to guide its community investments and outreach. We look forward to working with nonprofit, educational, and government partners to improve the quality of life in Newaygo County through strategic grantmaking in:

* Though there are not specific grantmaking guidelines for these areas, we acknowledge that lasting change can only be accomplished through collaboration, support of a strong nonprofit infrastructure, and the promotion of our natural resources in an economically responsible manner.

View our updated Community Grant guidelines:

Apply now for a Community Grant using our online application.*

Specialized Grant Rounds

We also offer a variety of specialized grants customized to meet specific needs in our community:

Apply now for a specialized grant using our online application.*

Deadline Grant Notification
February 1 Fremont Area Elderly Needs Fund May
March 1 YAC Grants May
General Grant Round June
April 16 Education Mini-Grants June
July 15 Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund October
Amazing X Charitable Trust Fund
September 1 Fremont Area Elderly Needs Fund December
General Grant Round

If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are due by midnight on the next business day.

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