Organizations are encouraged to submit their grant request via our new online portal. Click HERE to access the application site, then click on "Create New Account" to begin the registration process and create your logon credentials. After registering in the system, you can begin your application, save your progress, and return as needed.
Alternatively, applicants may download the Guidelines for Grant Seekers and Forms located below in pdf or docx format and submit their application by mail.
Community Grants are awarded each year to support charitable programs and efforts designed to address current and emerging needs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources, and the arts. Nonprofit organizations located in or serving Ottawa County are invited to submit requests for grant funding. Grants can only be awarded to tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) identified charities by the Internal Revenue Service. If an organization does not have a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS, they may partner with a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor. Grant requests must be submitted no later than March 15 to be considered for funding. Support for annual community grants comes from several Unrestricted Funds as well as Donor Advised Funds held by the Foundation.
The Foundation also accepts applications for the following two special Funds throughout the year.
Rapid Response grants enable the Foundation to respond to emergency needs of nonprofit organizations as needed.
Jack and Judy Schiller Dyslexia Fund supports projects and services that aid dyslexia awareness and lead to identification and remediation efforts.
Download Grant Guidelines and Applications below
Nonprofit organizations in Ottawa County or serving Ottawa County are invited to submit a grant request.
Grant Guidelines and forms are available for download here.