Welcome! Note that the Community Foundation is transitioning to a new online application system, found here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cffmc&SessionTimeout=false. Please only use the Submittable system to complete grant reports for applications submitted through Submittable, or for the following applications:

  • 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.   
  • Teacher Mini-Grants: This application supports grants of up to $500 to support Muskegon and Mason County teachers. The application will open August 4, and the deadline for submission is October 4 for Mason County, and October 28 for Muskegon County.  Applicants will learn the result of their application by December 5.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Grant Application Assistance: Jocelyn Hines, Program Officer: 231-332-4118, jocelyn@muskegonfoundation.org 

Scholarship Assistance: Dana Scott, Scholarship Program Coordinator: 231-332-4104, dana@muskegonfoundation.org

Technical Assistance: support@submittable.com 

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Teacher Mini-Grants
Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) invites teachers to apply for mini-grants to help them out in the classroom. Whether it’s a new idea or that little extra you need to make your lesson plans great, you can brighten your classroom with help from the YAC.


Who
Public and private school teachers and counselors in Muskegon County are eligible to apply. You can only submit one application, and grants are limited to one per classroom and one per teacher per school year.


What
Grants can be up to $500 for specific projects or programs including: program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, professional development, artists in residence and parent involvement programs. Grants are not awarded for basic, everyday supplies. YAC does not typically fund field trips, iPads, or school store projects.

When
Deadline : Friday, October 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Recipients will be notified of their grant status by December 5, 2021

How  
Teacher mini-grant applications should be submitted online via our Submittable service. An evaluation and photos will be required for each mini-grant that is funded. Please read the instructions prior to creating your registration or completing the application.


If you have any questions, please contact:
Jocelyn Hines, Community Investment Officer: 231-332-4118, jocelyn@muskegonfoundation.org 

Janelle Mair, Vice President of Community Investment, 231-332-4116, janelle@muskegonfoundation.org


Technical Assistance: support@submittable.com

 

Teacher Mini-Grants
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) invites teachers to apply for mini-grants to help them out in the classroom. Whether it’s a new idea or that little extra you need to make your lesson plans great, you can brighten your classroom with help from the YAC.

Who
Public and private school teachers and counselors in Mason County are eligible to apply. You may only submit one teach mini-grant application a year, and grants are limited to one per classroom.

What
Grants can be up to $500 in Mason County, for specific projects or programs including program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, professional development, artists in residence, or parent involvement programs. Grants are not awarded for basic, everyday supplies. YAC does not typically fund field trips, iPads, or school store projects.

When
Applications are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday October 4, 2022. Grant awards are distributed about six weeks after the application deadline.

How
Teacher mini-grant applications should be submitted online via our Submittable service. An evaluation and photos will be required for each mini-grant that is funded. Please read the instructions prior to creating your registration, or completing the application.

Adult student scholarships are offered on a rolling basis to Muskegon County residents only (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. We do not currently have the resources to support those pursuing education beyond a bachelor's degree. If you meet this criteria, please read on!

This application serves adult students who are residents of Muskegon County only.  Your completed application may be submitted in three easy steps: 

1. Complete this application electronically and submit by clicking the "Submit My Data" button on the Finish screen. You will receive a confirmation via email that your application was submitted successfully. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 

2. If you are currently enrolled in a degree or credential-seeking program, request an official transcript. You may submit it electronically to diana@muskegonfoundation.org, or mail the transcript to the Community Foundation for Muskegon County at 425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440.

3. Provide financial information: If you have completed your FAFSA, please provide the first page of your (SAR) Student Aid Report. Email to dana@muskegonfoundation.org, or mail to the Community Foundation at 425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440. Please notify the Foundation if you are unable to complete your FAFSA. 

It is very important to review your application before clicking the submit button. Our Scholarship Committee will use this information when they make decisions, so please make sure it is complete and accurate. If you do not click the "Submit" button, your application will not be received by the Foundation and you will not be considered for a scholarship. When filling out narrative questions, you are limited to the space allowable on the printed version. Please refer to word limits, but also please make sure that nothing is cut-off on the printed version. Anything not visible will not be read. Please remember to review the application checklist at the top of this page before submitting your application. If you have any questions or need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact Diana Giles, Scholarship Coordinator at diana@muskegonfoundation.org or (231) 332-4104.

Teacher Mini-Grant Final Grant Report (FGR)


The Youth Advisory Council of the Community Foundation is pleased to have supported your project with a Teacher Mini-Grant. As such, a grant evaluation is due by June 30, 2022.  Please complete this final grant report so that we can consider you for funding in future years!


To access the final grant report, click on your name and “My Submissions,” and select “All Submissions”.
Click on the Teacher Mini-Grant Application that you’re reporting on, and navigate to the “Teacher Mini-Grant Final Grant Report” tab:
Complete the questions, hit “Submit” and you’re all done!


The evaluation form has space to include news releases, photographs, and other supplemental materials – please share your successes with us!


The Community Foundation and the Youth Advisory Council are pleased to support your project. Thank you again for your commitment to education!


If you have questions, please contact your YAC Advisor/Foundation staff:
Muskegon: grants@muskegonfoundation.org, 231-722-4538
Mason: Monique Selimos, Monique.selimos@gmail.com, 231-845-0326

Community Foundation for Muskegon County