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June 26, 2014

CommunityFoundationLogoNewGrant applicants or those who want to learn more about the grant process at the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) are invited to attend a grant workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. This free introductory and help session will be held at MCCF offices in KeyBank, 2701 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. At 5:30 p.m., MCCF representatives will review general information and frequently asked questions. There will also be opportunity to address specific questions.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014 grants from the General Endowment Fund at the MCCF. The General Endowment Fund is the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 318 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., Friday, August 1, 2014. 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 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.

Funding for the semiannual grants awarded by MCCF is made available through earnings on the Foundation’s General Endowment Fund. 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 the Marshall County Community Foundation at 574.935.5159 or visit the MCCF website at

About the Marshall County Community Foundation
The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Since 1991, donors to the Marshall County Community Foundation have built the community’s assets currently valued at more than $30 million and have returned over $10 million to support charitable interests and causes throughout Marshall County. For more information about the Foundation, call 574.935.9159 or visit