Non-profit charitable organizations serving the Muskegon County region are eligible to apply for a grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. The Foundation will consider proposals in the following areas: arts and culture, health and human services, education, environment, emerging community needs, and Muskegon Downtown Development.
Core Grantmaking Principles of the Foundation include the following:
* To encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have potential for sustainability
* To encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funding sources
* To provide start up or “seed” funding for innovative projects
* To focus on the prevention of problems where possible rather than the cure
Application of intent deadline: February 1 and August 31
Grant application deadline: February 15 and September 14
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the foundation well in advance of submitting a proposal.