Community Foundation for Muskegon County

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Welcome! You'll use this site to apply for competitive grants, teacher mini-grants, and scholarships. Read on for information about each application:

  • Scholarship Application: If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, or early college senior, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County or the Community Foundation for Mason County may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with a combined $1.3 million committed to students and over 800 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.  The application deadline is February 1, 2022.
  • Adult Student Applications: Adult student scholarships are offered on a rolling basis to Muskegon County residents (or residents of a Muskegon-based school district) who have been out of high school for at least two years and/or have a gap in their post-secondary education. Adult students are often (but not always) prospective undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older. Adult students may also have other identifying criteria, such as full-time employment, parenthood, care of elderly parents, or prior military service.   
  • Committee Grants: Grantmaking committees are comprised of community stakeholders, volunteers in our community whose personal passions align with the focus area. Grantmaking committees have specifically stated priorities and recommend grants from specific funds developed and reserved for that exclusive purpose. Committee grants will open on January 3, 2022. Applications of intent are due Thursday, February 10, and full applications are due Thursday, February 24. Click here for information.
  • Community Foundation for Mason County Youth Advisory Council Grants: Applications will open March 1.  The application deadline is Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
  • Strategic Leadership Grants: In 2019, the Community Foundation began a strategic planning process to guide where we could make the largest impact with our investments of grant dollars, community engagement, and advocacy. The process involved surveying our stakeholders, community leaders, donors, trustees, volunteers, and staff to determine the areas of focus. Strategic Leadership Grants will support projects and programs related to education; community and economic development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strategic Grants are now on our new software. For more information, visit:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Grant Application Assistance: Jocelyn Hines, Program Officer: 231-332-4118, 

Scholarship Assistance: Dana Scott, Scholarship Program Coordinator: 231-332-4104,

Technical Assistance: 

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Community Foundation for Muskegon County