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HEALTHY Muskegon Grant

Muskegon County Community Foundation


Grant amount: Approximately US $30,000

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Muskegon County, Michigan

Location of residency: United States

Overview:

NOTE: Donor chooses which organizations receive grant distributions.

We seek to support projects that will create opportunities for all people to participate in everything our community has to offer.At the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC), we’re dedicated to giving voice and resources to programs with the potential to create lasting, positive change for our community. Through grantmaking, we partner with area organizations, supporting projects that reflect the needs and diversity of our region, and serve our donors’ shared desire to enhance the quality of life for people in Muskegon County, now and far into the future.

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) is pleased to announce a competitive grantmaking program, supported by a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.  The goal of HEALTHY Muskegon is to develop and strengthen the local food system to sustainably increase healthy eating and improve access to healthy food, especially among children and seniors living in poverty.  Cross-community projects are encouraged.

Projects must focus on producing significant impact in:

  • Increasing access to healthy food, along with evidence that disadvantaged residents have increased their purchasing or choosing, preparing, and consuming healthy food, all for improved health outcomes for children and seniors in poverty
  • Community or systems changes that strengthen the local food system in disadvantaged areas
  • Economic growth around sustainable, community based food systems program

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Grant requests must be initiated by nonprofit organizations, including
    • schools
    • governmental units
    • faith-based organizations
    • 501(c)3 nonprofits.
  • Grant recipients will be organizations that serve residents in Muskegon County, with special emphasis on low-income children and seniors.
  • Existing Healthy Muskegon grantees are welcome to apply for new projects, or expansions on existing grant supported projects.

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to projects that:
    • Create local teams and partnerships and utilize grassroots efforts to increase collaboration
    • Stimulate energy and innovations around healthy food
    • Experiment with new ideas, e.g., pilot projects that improve access to healthy food
    • Move toward creating a community based food system – e.g., Food Hub Enterprise, Farm to School Initiative, Food Policy Council, etc.
    • Create new food-related services and jobs
    • Demonstrate in-kind and financial support from other sources
    • Connect healthy local foods to school lunch programs
    • Educate parents and/or students about nutrition and food preparation
    • Utilize existing community assets
    • Demonstrate sufficient ability to manage the grant
    • Continue beyond the life of the grant

Ineligibility:

  • CFMC does not usually award grants for:
    • Regular operating expenses
    • Equipment, computers, software and vehicles
    • Conferences, camps or media
    • Conference speakers
    • Special events and endowment campaigns
    • Individual school buildings or districts 
    • Religious programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious believers or require participants to practice or adhere to specific religious beliefs
    • Individuals


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