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The Missaukee Area Community Foundation awards grants that benefit the citizens of Missaukee County, Michigan. There are two grantmaking programs, the General Grantmaking Program and the Youth Grantmaking Program. Both Programs follow some basic guidelines.



Grantmaking priority will be given to areas of endeavor that reflect the following characteristics:

o Potential impact of the request and number of people who will benefit.
o Imaginative and experimental approach to problem-solving.
o Extent of local volunteer involvement and support for the project.
o Commitment and composition of the requesting organization’s directors and staff.
o Degree to which the applicant works with/compliments other organizations to     eliminate duplication of services.
o Organization’s fiscal responsibility and management policies.
o Possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources.
o Ability of the organization to obtain additional funding (if necessary) to implement the project.
o Ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant.
o Develops new solutions to community challenges/needs.
o Increases the effectiveness of a nonprofit’s activities.
o Increases the diversity & competitiveness of the Missaukee County area
o Encourages civic development and volunteerism.

Normally, grants will NOT be made for:                   

o General Operating support
o Sectarian or political programs
o Endowments
o Fund Raising campaigns
o Grants to individuals
o Conferences

Both Grantmaking Programs use the Common Grant Application which can be accessed at the sidebar to the left.

To view Scholarship Programs, please click the "Scholarships" tab on the toolbar at the top of the page, and select MACF Scholarship Programs.

General Grantmaking Program

The General Grantmaking Program through the MACF Fund is limited to qualified nonprofit groups and/or organizations that hold a 501(c)(3) status, that wish to offer a program or project to benefit the quality of life for Missaukee County residents.  Consideration is given to organizations and projects that make a substantial contribution toward the delivery of services in this area.

The Missaukee Area Community Foundation typically awards grants in six general areas: culture and the arts, economic development, education, environment and recreation, health, and human services. The general purpose is to promote our quality of life through creative and innovative programs.


This Grantmaking Program uses the Common Grant Application which can be accessed at the sidebar to the left.

Youth Grantmaking Program

The Youth Committee awards grants for projects and programs for youth, ages 0 – 18 specifically, within Missaukee County. It is expected that the majority of grants will be for $1,000 or less.

Grants shall be awarded to qualified non-profit organizations that serve the Missaukee County youth based on selections and recommendations by the Youth Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of the Missaukee Area Community Foundation.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants that: demonstrate an innovative, unique project or program for young people within Missaukee County; identify specific needs or interests of young people, with a project or program designed to meet these needs or interests; illustrate creative uses for grant money to enhance youth learning, leadership, and growth in our area.

GRANT FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR YOUTH PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY.  It is expected that the majority of grants will be for $1,000 or less.

This Grantmaking Program uses the Common Grant Application which can be accessed at the sidebar to the left.


As a grantmaker, the Missaukee Area Community Foundation seeks to promote respect for all people. Through its grantmaking programs, the Foundation will support organizations that do not intend to deny services, employment, or volunteer involvement on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, veteran status, ancestry, or any other legally protected characteristics. It is not the intent of this policy to deny support for programs that serve specifically defined populations.

The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors' wishes.

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