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. Support for
community grants comes from several Unrestricted Funds as well as Donor Advised Funds held by the Foundation.
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. Organizations may submit a grant request via the online portal or by mail! NOTE: click HERE for a tutorial video that explains the new online portal process. Grant requests must be submitted no later than March 15 to be considered for funding.
The Foundation also accepts applications throughout the year for the Jack and Judy Schiller Dyslexia Fund which 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.