Fall General Grant (GACF Grant Cycle)

Greenville Area Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 9, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Project / Program

Location of project: Montcalm County, Michigan

Location of residency: Montcalm County, Michigan

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Over 95 Endowment funds make up the Greenville Area Community Foundation’s family of funds. These funds exist to help fulfill our community’s needs in the areas of health, culture, education, environment, recreation, and community development. Grants from these funds reflect the variety and scope of the interests, needs and opportunities that exist in our community. 

Fall General Grant

For all Greenville area non-profits (within Montcalm County) with programs or projects that need financial support. Educationally-focused requests will be considered but you are encouraged to apply in the spring.

Fall General Grant Cycle – Deadline falls early August and grants are awarded from donor advised, field of interest and designated funds, as well as, the GACF Unrestricted Fund.

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


  • Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), schools, municipalities and other government entities that serve a charitable purpose in the greater Greenville area are encouraged to apply to GACF for grants to fund programs or projects that adress the community’s educational, health, human service, environmental and recreational concerns.  


  • The GACF gives priority to the following:
    • Programs/projects that strengthen or support the family.
    • Programs/projects that yield substantial community benefits for the resources invested; that serve a broad segment of the community; and that strengthen or support family.
    • Programs/projects that address prevention as well as treatment; programs/projects that eliminate dependency; and that develop self-reliance and character. 
    • Programs/projects that increase citizens’ commitment to meet community needs through involvement in the development and implementation of solutions.
    • Programs/projects that have a strong possibility for benefiting other non-profit organizations facing similar problems.
    • Programs/projects that eliminate duplication of services and encourage cooperation within the community.
    • Programs/projects that will become self-sustaining without requiring ongoing foundation funds.
    • Creative, “cutting edge” programs/projects that address emerging or new community needs. 


  • What will typically not be funded?
    • Annual fund-raising drives; 
    • Endowments - unless they are within the GACF Family of endowments
    • Religious programs that advocate specific religious doctrines or do not serve the broader community;
  • What will typically not be funded … but could be considered?
    • General/yearly operating support other than organizational startup expenses.
    • Projects, outside the geographic service area of the GACF.