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 2017 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES
FALL 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 & self-esteem issues in girls, health & 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: NOVEMBER 7, 2016
DECISION: DECEMBER, 2016
FUNDING AVAILABLE: JANUARY 2017
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, Sagendorf Opportunities for Success Fund or Carl Barberi Caring for Kids Fund.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24, 2017
DECISION: APRIL 17, 2017
FUNDING AVAILABLE: IMMEDIATELY AFTER DECISION
(NOTE: If you are on staff at Greenville Public Schools, grants are available but not for other school districts in the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District. Please contact Chief Academic Officer, Michelle Blaszczynski for instructions specific to GPS including different deadlines.)
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
Greenville Public Schools employees use the following:
GACF/EFG Application (Microsoft Word – fillable): click here
GACF/EFG Application (pdf): click here
For further information contact Amy O’Brien, GACF Director of Grants & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)