MACF: Community Investment Grants

Midland Area Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $40,000

Next deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2019, Apr 15, 2019, Jul 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Midland County, Michigan

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: The Midland Area Community Foundation provides grants in amounts up to $40,000 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grant cycles (January, April, July deadlines) and $50,000 to $100,000 in the 4th grant cycle (October deadline). 

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.

The Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) goes beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities. We also identify current and emerging issues, help our region prepare for the future, and provide our donors the opportunity to leave lasting legacies. It is for these reasons the community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing areas of philanthropy. When people give back to the community they live in, it makes a lasting impact.

MACF accepts grant proposals from a wide variety of organizations. Because we are unable to fund every proposal that we receive, please be specific when answering all the components of the grant application.

What does the MACF Support? 

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides grants in amounts up to $40,000 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grant cycles and $50,000 to $100,000 in the 4th grant cycle, in four major areas of community improvement:

  • Building Our Livelihood
  • Developing Our Talent
  • Caring For Our People
  • Enjoying Our Community
Successful grant applications will be able to articulate which of these areas will be benefitted by receiving an MACF grant, and will also use various measures and indicators to illustrate that success. The grant application form will discuss these requirements in greater detail.

Grant applications in the 4th grant cycle will need to emphasize collaboration, may include capacity building, can be multi -year requests and may also be used to scale up a program showing positive results.

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


  • MACF serves Midland County, so only projects that have a direct relevance to the people of this geographic area will be considered.
  • We are also only able to provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational nonprofits, and governmental units.
  • In addition to funding the program or project itself, grant monies may also be used to pay for wages and administrative expenses relevant to the program or project.


  • Grants targeting young people are usually handled through the Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) in amounts up to $10,000. 
  • Operating expenses for the organization as a whole will not be considered.
  • What doesn't the MACF support?
    • Basic operating budgets s (i.e. operating expenses for the organization as a whole)
    • Basic governmental services
    • Basic educational functions
    • Annual fundraising and events
    • Normal office equipment
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Previously incurred debt or contracted commitments
    • Sectarian religious programs (the exception is if the program or project is community based)
    • Political or lobbying activities
    • Previously denied MACF grant requests
  • Additionally, please note that in compliance with Executive Order 13224 and U.S.A. Patriot Act, grants may not be used to support named terrorist organizations or those who may otherwise be associated with terrorists.
    • The Midland Area Community Foundation acknowledges that “support” does not include nonviolent activities intended to protect or promote constitutional rights.

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