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  12/31/12 The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first General Endowment and Ralph C. Vonnegut, Jr. Fund grant cycle of 2013.  The General Endowment is the grant making fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) and is the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 285 funds.  Grants from this endowment fund address needs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment. Members of the community evaluate proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

Applications are due by 4:30 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013. Applications will then be reviewed by the MCCF Grants Committee and final decisions will be made by the Board of Directors during their March meeting.  While applications that target educational needs in Marshall County continue to remain important to the MCCF, all proposed projects will be reviewed on their merits and how they meet a variety of needs in the community.

Applicants must be organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status or organizations with 501(c) IRS status whose request is charitable in nature for the following:

Start-up costs for new programs or the expansion of needed programs

One-time projects or needs

To be considered for this funding opportunity, use of the application available online at is required as are signatures of the designated officials noted on the form.

An orientation and help session will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at the MCCF offices in KeyBank, 2701 North Michigan Street in Plymouth. Those who have questions or would like to learn more are welcome to stop by any time from 2-5 pm. A brief presentation covering frequently asked questions will be given at 2 pm; MCCF representatives will be available to answer individualized questions as well.

Funding for the biannual grants awarded by MCCF is made available through earnings on the

Foundation’s General Endowment. Donations to the MCCF General Endowment Fund from

individuals and corporations are always welcome and provide a way to make a permanent

investment in the community for ever-changing needs. For more information, contact Jennifer

Compton, Director of Donor Services, Marshall County Community Foundation at 574.935.5159

or visit the MCCF website at


The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great

ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Through a strong network of volunteers and

supporters, MCCF serves Marshall County as community-minded partners, trusted investors,

visionary thinkers, and opportunity connectors.

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