GF West Michigan Youth Programs

The Gerber Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100 - US $20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Lake County, Muskegon County, Newaygo County, Oceana County

Location of residency: United States

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The mission of The Gerber Foundation, to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age.

West Michigan Youth Programs

As the birthplace of the Gerber Foundation, the foundation supports a variety of youth programming within a 4-county area that includes Lake, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties in West Michigan.

Grants are geared towards projects serving youth from 0-18 years of age. A special emphasis is placed on projects focused on: 

  • Health and Dental issues
  • Early childhood education
  • Parenting education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Or as STEAM (including Art/Agriculture)

Grants are also provided for certain historical interests such as camp scholarships and Ag science education (4-H and FFA).

Although typically under $10,000, grants may range from $100 to $20,000. Grants are generally limited to one-year commitments.

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


  • Agencies must be located in or directly serving youth from one of the 4 counties indicated above.
  • Grantees must be a public non-profit (with a 501c3 determination letter from the IRS) or governmental entity in order to apply.
  • Programs that are collaborative and that have support from the broader community are encouraged.