Welcome! You'll use this site to apply for competitive grants, teacher mini-grants, and scholarships. 

The following applications will open in the coming months:

  • 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 August 1, 2021. Click here for information.
  • Community Foundation for Mason County Competitive Grants: The next grant round is in the fall of 2021. Applications will open August 2021.
  • 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 will open again in the spring of 2022 - stay tuned!

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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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. 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 dana@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 Dana Scott, Scholarship Coordinator at dana@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 15, 2021.  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