Grant Making Guidelines

Our Annual Competitive Grant Cycle grants are made from our unrestricted and field of interest endowment funds. These grants and grant guidlines follow our mission and focus on improving the quality of life for citizens of Marquette County.

The 2021 grant cycle is now closed. Distributions will be made June 2021.

For more information on the Community Foundation of Marquette County grant cycle please see "How to Apply for a Grant"

In reviewing grant applications, the foundation will give careful consideration to:

 The potential impact of the request and the number of people who will benefit.

 An imaginative and experimental approach.

 The extent of local volunteer involvement and support for the project.

 The commitment and composition of the requesting organization’s directors and trustees.

 Assist with innovative projects that might not otherwise receive financial support.

 The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifications.

 The possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources.

 The ability of the organization to obtain the necessary additional funding to implement the project.

 The ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant has expired.

 The fulfillment of widely perceived community needs.

The degree to which the applicant works with or complements the services of other community organizations in an

attempt to eliminate duplication of services.

Eligibility Quiz

Please take the following "quiz" to see if you are eligible to apply for grants from the Community Foundation of Marquette County:

   Is your organization a government entity, school or nonprofit with a 501(c)3 status and not classified as a private foundation?

A. YES

B. NO

Will your grant proposal benefit the residents of Marquette County?

A. YES

B. NO

Will requested grant funds be used for sectarian purposes? i.e. programs that require or promote a particular religion

A. NO

B. YES

Will requested grant funds be used to fund or support political organizations or campaigns?

A. NO

B. YES

Are you requesting funds specifically for an individual?

A. NO

B. YES

 

If you answered "A" for all five questions, your orgnization is likely eligible to apply for grant funding from the Community Foundation of Marquette County. If you answered "B" to any of the questions above, or have any questions regarding your request, please contact our program associate, Emma Schultz, at program@cfofmc.org or 906-226-7666.