Capital Region Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Mini-Grants Program.
Donor Name: Capital Region Community Foundation
Counties: Clinton County (MI), Eaton County (MI), Ingham County (MI)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/07/2022
Size of the Grant: Up to $5,000
Mini-Grants are perfect for smaller organizations that seek programming or project support. These opportunities are presented for consideration to donors with funds at the Community Foundation. Mini-grants may be funded at any time throughout the year based on the giving interests of the fundholder. Historically, their donors support requests for initiatives that provide direct benefit to residents of the Capital Region.
Mini grants up to $5,000
- The applicant’s annual operating budget cannot exceed $250,000.
- Mini-Grants can be requested for ongoing programming or operations.
- Mini-Grants are best suited to programs or projects that are not time-sensitive. There is no guarantee that your proposal will be selected for full or partial funding, or that it will be funded within a certain time frame
Here are a few tips for a successful mini-grant application.
- Be concise about what the grant will fund.
- Be specific in the impact that the funds will have, either on your organization or those you serve. Avoid phrases like “Helping those in need”, “Empowering youth”, or “Feeding the hungry” – these are too general and do not help the donor understand what they are supporting with their funds.
- Remember that their donor advisors will be receiving 20-25 mini-grant applications for their consideration.
- You will need to be clear and compelling in your request to stand out!
Community Foundation competitive grant categories
The Community Foundation has four types of grants – Impact, Capacity Building, Mini and Youth. The Foundation
accepts applications from all eligible entities. However, we strongly encourage requests from small and mid-size
nonprofits who are making a difference in underserved and/or diverse communities.
The following requirements apply to all Community Foundation grant opportunities.
- Requests must be for projects and programs that predominantly benefit residents of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties, Michigan.
- Federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; OR a fiscal agent that meets
- State of Michigan Charitable License to Solicit.
A nonprofit organization may apply in more than one grant category per year. However, organizations should be
thoughtful before submitting applications for multiple categories. Only one grant application per category will be
accepted from each organization. Applications will be reviewed, and selections made by a committee of community
For more information, visit Mini Grants.