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.   The Community Foundation’s vision was reaffirmed in 2021, when the Community Foundation began a strategic planning process to guide where we could make the largest impact with our investments of grant dollars, community engagement, and advocacy. The process involved surveying our stakeholders, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, donors, trustees, Youth Advisory Council, volunteers, and staff to determine the areas of focus.

Be sure to review our grant priorities and guidelines.   Applications are submitted through our NEW online application system, GLM.  You can access the Grant Application Overview hereNOTE:  You will need to create a new account when logging in to complete your first application on the new system.

Application Deadlines
Spring 2022 Grant Applications due: February 24, 2022  
Fall 2022 Grant Applications due: September 22, 2022

View a complete list of past grant awards here

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: youth mental health, managing academic stress, and youth substance use prevention.  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 when it opens in early 2023.

YAC Spring 2023 Grant Application due:  April 4, 2023

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 will be available through our online application system, Submittable, beginning August 4.

Teacher Mini-Grant Applications due:  October  4, 2022


For more information about Community Foundation grants, contact:

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

Grant Application Overview
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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