01/10/13 The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first 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 fund address the needs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment.
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.
Applicants must be organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status or organizations with 501(c) IRS status whose request is charitable in the nature for the following: Start-up costs for new programs or the expansion of needed programs, or one-time projects or needs.
To be considered an organization should use the application available online at marshallcountycf.org. 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 at the Marshall County Community Foundation (574.935.5159)