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Grantmaking Programs


+CORNERSTONE TRUSTEE GRANT PROGRAM

Application Deadlines: 

Cycle 1 – February 28    Cycle 2 – June 30   Cycle 3 – October 31

Qualified applicants will be nonprofit groups and/or organizations that hold a 501 (c) (3) status.

Geographic focus of the Trust Grant Program is specifically the City of Cadillac and its four surrounding townships.

For a determination as to specific grantmaking geographic limitations for your program/project, please call the Foundation offices at 231-775-9911.

Grand Applications shall be reviewed by the Cadillac Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees within 60 days of the deadline for applications. If the Grant Application is approved for funding, the Grantee will be required to enter into a Grant Agreement. This Agreement specifies responsibilities of Grantees. This grant making program has two separate applications.

To apply for this grant program, please use the Common Grant Application.

+HELEN & HARVEY PELL EDUCATION FUND

Application Deadlines:
                   Cycle 1 – February 28    Cycle 2 – June 30    Cycle 3 – October 31

In 2000, Helen and Harvey Pell made it known that they wished to expand their Fund in the future and broadened the scope of its philanthropic works in education. The Fund was amended in 2000, and in 2010 became the Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education. The Fund became available for use as intended by the Pell’s.

In addition to student loans and scholarships, the Fund expanded to include grants to educational institutions, grants for innovative educational projects or programs to nonprofits and/or educational institutions.

Grants are available for qualified educational institutions and/or nonprofits, for innovative educational projects or programs. These institutional/nonprofit applicants must be located within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD. For a determination as to specific grantmaking geographic limitations for your program/project, please call the Foundation offices at 231-775-9911.

Grand Applications shall be reviewed by the Cadillac Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees within 60 days of the deadline for applications. If the Grant Application is approved for funding, the Grantee will be required to enter into a Grant Agreement. This Agreement specifies responsibilities of Grantees. This grant making program has two separate applications.

To apply for this grant program, please use the Common Grant Application.
 

+CADILLAC & KELLOG FOR YOUTH GRANTS

Application Deadline: 

        Applications accepted September 1 through May 31. 

 

The Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Committee, an Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, accepts Youth Grant applications throughout the year.  Applications received between June - August will be reviewed by the Youth Committee in September.

Qualified applicants will be nonprofit groups and/or organizations that hold a 501c3 status, that wish to offer a program or project to benefit youth ages 0 - 18 who are residents within the Cadillac Area Public School District (CAPS)

Normally, grants will NOT be made for:

General Operating                  Support Sectarian                     Political Programs Endowments                           Fund-Raising Campaigns        Grants to Individuals Conferences


Submission instructions are attached to the application.

To apply for this grant program, please use the Common Grant Application.

+MISSAUKEE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

For applications and grantmaking information, please visit the Missaukee Area Community Foundation portion of this website.

+WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE VETERANS' GRANTS

Application Deadline:
         Applications accepted throughout the year.

This Fund was established to assist Wexford and Missaukee County Veterans, their spouses and dependents with emergency needs. Examples of such needs could be  transportation to health and human services at veteran-approved facilities, personal emergencies, critical needs related to housing, heating, or home repairs, and even short-term funds to meet personal needs while Veterans Affairs claims are being processed.

To view and downloand the application instructions, please click here.

To view and download the application, please click here.

If you have questions, please call the Foundation offices at 231-775-9911.

+WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE GRANTS

Application Deadline:
                  Applications will be accepted through March 1.

The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle is a group of women philanthropists that have pooled their funds to annually award grants addressing the needs of women and girls and promote their economic self-sufficiency and wellbeing. While charitable contributions are down nationwide, the group is financially committed to making a difference in the lives of community women in need.

For a list of grants awarded by the Cadillac Area Women's Giving Circle, please view the listing HERE.

For further information, please contact the Cadillac Area Community Foundation at 231-775-9911, or visit the Women's Giving Circle blog  HERE.

The application for the Women's Giving Circle Grant Program is available HERE.

+GRANTEE EVALUATION FORM

As part of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation’s program of Due Diligence, every Grant awarded through a Fund held by the Foundation must complete a Common Grant Award Evaluation Form at the conclusion of their program/project, which should be within one year of the date of the grant award.

To request an extension of this deadline, please contact the Foundation at 231-775-9911.

The Common Grant Evaluation form can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE:  The ability of a nonprofit to secure subsequent grants is dependent upon submitting this evaluation.  This evaluation is a required condition of every grant made by the Cadillac Area Community Foundation and its' Funds.

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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