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  06/24/13 Grant applicants or those who want to learn more about the grant process at the Marshall County Community Foundation are invited to attend a grant orientation from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. The free grant orientation and help session will be held at MCCF offices in Key Bank, 2701 North Michigan Street in Plymouth. MCCF representatives will give a brief presentation covering frequently asked questions at 7 p.m.; they will also be available to answer individualized questions after the session.

Applications are now being accepted for the General Endowment.  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 298 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 p.m., Thursday, August 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 September 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, an application which is available online at is required as are signatures of the designated officials noted on the form.

Funding for the semiannual 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, and Marshall County Community Foundation at 574.935.5159 or visit the MCCF website at

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