Manistee County Community Foundation - Minger Family Endowment Fund*
395 Third Street
Manistee, MI 49660
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The Manistee County Community Foundation is accepting applications to the Minger Family Endowment Fund.
The purpose of the Fund is to improve recreation opportunities and access to recreation within Manistee County through maintaining and expanding existing recreation facilities and acquiring and developing new recreation facilities.
The MCCF Board of Directors has established current program funding priorities based on donor intent and a public survey of recreation needs within Manistee County (Manistee CountyWide Park and Recreation Plan, 2016). However, eligible projects are not limited to these funding priorities.
Funding Priorities (in order of importance):
1. Trail Acquisition and Development
Trail acquisition and trail development that will lead to connectivity of the trail system within Manistee County and connectivity to adjacent trail systems outside of the county. This includes both non-motorized and motorized trails.
2. Indoor Active and/or Outdoor Winter Recreation Opportunities
Projects that will increase opportunities for indoor active and/or outdoor winter based recreation. These include both outdoor and indoor facilities and amenities such as exercise facilities and community centers.
3. Water and Fishing Access Sites
Creation of new or improved existing water access or fishing access sites that increase connectivity of existing water trails and/or address gaps in access. Examples may include kayak, canoe or boat launches and on-shore fishing opportunities.
Grant Amounts and Project Completion Timeline:
Small Grants: Minimum amount: $500; Maximum amount $5,000
Projects must be completed within one year of grant award.
Large Grants: Minimum amount $5,001; Maximum amount $100,000
Projects must be completed within two years of grant award.
Renewable grants are not offered at this time. Applicants with funding needs that span more than two years, or that exceed the maximum grant award, should contact the MCCF to discuss their project prior to the application deadline.
A minimum of 10% cash match is required. Additional match is encouraged and may include grants from other sources, donations, and in-kind donations such as the value of donated material or labor. The requested grant amount and total of all match sources should equal the total project cost.
- Applications for Small Grants ($5,000 or less) are accepted any time during the year and funding decisions will generally be made within 45 days.
- Applications for Large Grants (over $5,000) are due no later than April 15, 2019. Large Grant awards are anticipated to be announced by July 1, 2019.
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