Deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1
Please review our Grant Policies for more information.

First Quarter grant applications are due January 1, 2022.

Students! Teachers! Principals! Club Advisors! Have a great idea but need $$ ?

Check out Grant Tank… like Shark Tank, but BETTER!

View Grant Policies

Four County Community Foundation’s Grant Review Committees and Board of Trustees will be guided by the following general policies and considerations:

  1. The Foundation provides grants to individuals through designated scholarship funds and to eligible, IRS tax-exempt organizations, schools, and governmental agencies operating in the Four County Community Foundation service area including communities in Lapeer County (Almont, Attica, Dryden, Imlay, Metamora), Macomb County (Armada, Bruce, Ray, Richmond, Shelby, Washington), Oakland County (Addison, Oakland, Oxford), and St. Clair County (Berlin, Emmett, Mussey, Riley).
  2. Grants will be made to support progressive ideas in education, health, and community, including youth and adult programs.
  3. Grants will not be made for sectarian religious programs.
  4. Grants will not normally be made for operating budgets, wages, or for basic educational or municipal functions.
  5. Grants will not be made for projects which have already been completed.
  6. Grants are ordinarily made for one year.

Four County Community Foundation gives priority consideration to the following:

  • Projects not adequately served by existing community resources
  • Projects which provide incentive for generating other funds and community resources
  • Projects which facilitate cooperation and collaboration between organizations

If you have any questions about our grant policies or whether your project fits within our current priorities, please contact the Foundation office. We will be glad to discuss your proposed project.

Four County Community Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin in the consideration of grant requests.

Privacy Policy

Four County Community Foundation will not disclose the identity of grant applicants except as necessary to process the application and will protect all submitted financial and personal information. The Foundation does not use the provided information for commercial purposes, nor does it sell, trade, or share your data with other organizations.

W.K. Kellogg – Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Grants

NEW for 2021-2022 School Year.  Grant Tank… like Shark Tank, but BETTER!

To introduce our fellow students (and their teachers and club leaders), to Four County Community Foundation and its work, YAC invites you to participate in its 2021-2022 GRANT TANK program.  We are offering grants up to $3000 for student-written/student-driven grant requests that fit the criteria of YAC YOUTH GRANTS.  Our first round of applications was spectacular!  Don’t pass up this awesome opportunity for your school!

Projects we are most likely to approve will encourage young people to be involved in improving themselves, their community, and their school.

We have funds we want to give away! Do you have an idea?

  1. Is this project a service to others?
  2. Do the people who will benefit from this project need help?
  3. Does this project address youth needs?

Click here to learn more about how you can make the world a better place!

Download the fillable application form here.

A fillable simple budget excel is available here.

Submission are due October 1, January 1, April 1, and July 1. GOOD LUCK!


Community Applications

Four County Community Foundation has implemented NEW grant application management software!  All applicants will set up a new account using an email address and a password.

When you access our grant request portal you will see our logo and a yellow REGISTER button.  Once you create an account, you will use your email and password to return to your dashboard.

On your dashboard, you may be listed as a “student” and the grant application is referred to as a “scholarship.”  Do not be alarmed.  Click on the SCHOLARSHIP tab to see the Four County Community Foundation Grant listed as the only choice.  Click on the APPLICATION tab to begin your request.  Email [email protected] or call if you have any problems and we will walk you through the process.

Learn more before you begin an application.


If you have an account and are a returning user, please log in using your E-mail Address and Password.

Once you’ve started an application, you can return to edit or continue at any time.  If you have trouble logging in, try the “forgot password” link and re-set your password.

This grant application system uses the following email domain: [email protected]. Please add it to your safe-senders list to be sure you receive all communications.

Trouble or Questions?

For any questions regarding grant applications please contact our office or email [email protected]


Four County Community Grants and Shelby Community Grants

Four County Community Funds are available for a variety of charitable purposes for non-profit organizations, public schools, and governmental agencies.  Shelby Community Funds serve the Shelby Community.  Both funds especially respond to the current and emerging needs in our local communities.

Healthy Seniors/Healthy Youth Grants and Healthy Futures Grants

Tobacco settlement funds are available for projects that promote the health of seniors and youth, including health and nutrition, family counseling, smoking/vaping prevention and cessation, and mental health care.

21st Century Education Grants

Funds are available for classroom teachers in Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, and Romeo for educational projects in the classroom and in the field.  Have an idea?  Request a grant!

Jamie’s Smiles

Jamie’s Smiles’ mission is to supply supplemental funding to outstanding programs that benefit special needs children through grants and other financial means.

Jamie’s Smiles Endowment Fund grants are awarded annually to organizations in Macomb County serving children with special needs. The application is available from September 1 through October 1.  For more information, visit

Jamie’s Smiles Holiday Adoptions help children with special needs and their families.  The holiday adoption season is from October through the following January each year.  Jamie’s Smiles works with the Macomb Infant Preschool Program (MIPP) to serve local families in need.  For more information, visit