Over eight million dollars has been given back to the Greenville area and Montcalm County in the form of grants and scholarships from the GACF and it’s affiliates – the Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC), the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) and it’s youth group the Lakeview Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) and the Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund (MPCF).
Upcoming Grant Deadline for 2016 Funding
FALL GREENVILLE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (GYAC) GRANT CYCLE
For all area non-profits (within Montcalm County) with programs or projects that fall within the identified needs of area youth. This includes but is not limited to substance abuse, poor performance in school, confidence and self-esteem issues in girls, health and wellness issues, teen driver safety, teen pregnancy, hunger or food insecurity, dating violence, access to recreation, and homelessness. Please contact Amy O’Brien at the GACF office for more information.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
DECISION: EARLY DECEMBER, 2015
FUNDING AVAILABLE: JANUARY 2016
GYAC grant application (Microsoft Word – fillable): click here
SPRING EDUCATIONAL GRANT CYCLE
This cycle is specifically for area non-profits (within Montcalm County but not including public school systems) that have programs with a strong educational component. All grants will be awarded from the Grace Sagendorf Education Fund and/or the Sagendorf Opportunities for Success and Carl Barberi Caring for Kids Funds.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 (FEBRUARY 5, 2016 FOR GPS STAFF)
DECISION: APRIL 18, 2016
FUNDING AVAILABLE: IMMEDIATELY AFTER DECISION
APPLICATIONS TO USE FOR EDUCATIONAL GRANT CYCLE:
GACF Program/Project (Microsoft Word-fillable): click here
GACF Program/Project (Pdf): click here
GACF Item/Piece of Equipment (Microsoft Word – fillable): click here
GACF Item/Piece of Equipment (Pdf): click here
Application for GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS employees only (Microsoft Word-fillable): click here
Application for GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS employees only (Pdf): click here
For further information contact Amy O’Brien, GACF Director of Grants & Communications at email@example.com or call the community foundation office in Greenville at 616.754.2640.
GACF BOARD VARIANCE POWER: The GACF Board shall have the power to modify any restriction or condition on the distribution of funds for any specified charitable purposes or to specified organizations if in the sole judgment of the board (without the approval of any trustee, custodian or agent), such restriction or condition becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community or area served. (See also Article III, Section 1 (D) of the community foundation Bylaws.)