Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies, and governmental units serving the greater Mason County area.

Community Foundation Competitive Grants

The Community Foundation offers two competitive grant rounds each year that are open to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies, and governmental units serving the greater Mason County area.  Be sure to review our grant priorities and guidelines. Applications are submitted through our online application system, Submittable.  You can access the application here.  View a complete list of 2020 grant awards here

Application Deadlines
Spring 2021 Grant Applications due:  February 28, 2021
Fall 2021 Grant Applications due:  September 23, 2021

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Competitive Grants

The Youth Advisory Council funds programs that seek to meet the needs of Mason County youth in the following priority areas: college and career readiness, mental health and stress management, and strengthening relationships in schools.  All 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies and governmental units serving youth in Mason County are eligible to apply.  Applications are submitted through our online application system, Submittable. You can access the application here.

YAC Spring 2021 Grant Application due:  April 7, 2021

Youth Advisory Council Teacher Mini-Grants

Public and private school teachers and counselors in Mason County are eligible to apply. You may only submit one application, and grants are limited to one per classroom and one per teacher per school year. Grants may be up to $500 for specific projects or programs, including program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, professional development, artists in residence, or parent involvement programs. Grants are not awarded for basic supplies. Applications are accepted annually in September. You can access the application here.

Teacher Mini-Grant Applications due:  October 8, 2021.

Resources

For more information about Community Foundation grants, contact:

Andrea Large, 231.845.0326
Janielle Mair, 231.332.4116
Jocelyn Hines, 231.332.4118

Grant Application Overview
Submittable Detailed Instructions – Mason
Grant Application Guide (Sample Answers)
Grantee Media Kit

Past Grant Awards

View a complete listing of our previous grant awards, including the organization, project, amount and grant fund.

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Grant Guidelines

If you're wondering how to make your grant proposal better, or what organizations submit the strongest proposals, we can help.

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