Grant Opportunities

Submit Applications for Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s Grant Program –

Submit Applications for Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s Grant Program –


Deadline: 15-Sep-21

Applications are now open for the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s Grant Program.

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation manages more than 275 permanently endowed funds. These funds were created by families, individuals, businesses and organizations to address a particular charitable purpose in our community.

Because these funds reflect the diverse interests of the community, they are able to provide grants to a wide variety of community programs.

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Priorities

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided to focus grantmaking on the top two issues actually experienced by Isabella County residents surveyed during the Needs Assessment process in 2018.

Though all program types are encouraged, the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees is most interested in ideas that address one of the greatest concerns expressed in Isabella County’s most recent Community Needs Assessment:

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Lack of jobs that pay enough to live on; and
Crime, violence, or bullying
What is MPACF most Interested in Supporting?

The start-up of programs that solve critical local problems or address critical local needs.
Important projects or programs not adequately being served by existing community resources.
Projects which provide leverage for generating other funds and community
resources.
Projects which facilitate cooperation and collaboration between organizations.
Projects not requiring continuous funding from MPACF.
Capital improvements.
What doesn’t MPACF Typically Support?

The annual operating expenses of organizations including salaries, ongoing program support and debt reduction.
Programs or services, or that portion of programs or services, which benefit those outside of Isabella County.
Services which are considered general government or school obligations.
Annual fundraising.
Normal office equipment.
Previously incurred debt or contracted commitments.
Travel for groups such as school classes, clubs or sports teams.
Eligibility Criteria

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Organization must serve Isabella County.
Organization must be a nonprofit as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, a school, or unit of government. Must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of application.
Requests cannot be used for the use of a political campaign, or to support attempts to influence legislature of any governmental body other than through making available the results of nonpartisan analysis, study, and research.
Requests for support of projects presented by religious organizations will be considered if a general need is being met and the project does not promote the teachings of a particular church or denomination.
MPACF does not provide grants to individuals, except in the form of scholarships.
For more information, visit https://www.mpacf.org/apply-for-a-grant

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