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 Deadlines for 2015 Funding
FALL GYAC (KELLOGG YOUTH FUND) 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 (alchohol, tobacco, drugs), poor performance in school, confidence and self-esteem issues in girls, teen health and wellness issues, teen driver safety, teen pregnancy, hunger or food insecurity, dating violence, access to recreation, and homelessness.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
DECISION: EARLY DECEMBER, 2014
FUNDING AVAILABLE: JANUARY 2015
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 27, 2015
DECISION: APRIL 20, 2015
FUNDING AVAILABLE: IMMEDIATELY AFTER DECISION
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.)