Grant Guidelines

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, Brandon, Oakland, Orion, 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.