The Marshall Community Foundation administers more than 100 endowed funds, some of which are restricted to specific purposes in accordance with the donors wishes. The Marshall Community Foundation awards grants from the Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds each year for innovative projects and programs that respond to the community’s changing needs.
The Marshall Community Foundation reviews/awards grants quarterly or monthly based upon the size of the grant request. (Grant applications can be submitted at any time.) These grants benefit the residents of Marshall, the surrounding area and Calhoun County. Grants are intended to be a flexible local funding opportunity that can rapidly respond to community needs.
The Marshall Community Foundation welcomes and encourages grant applications from non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, schools, churches (for non-sectarian purposes, cities and townships in the greater Marshall-area and Calhoun County that address or impact: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, the environment, health and wellness, human services, and youth and seniors.
Application priorities include, but are not limited to:
- Facilitating cooperation and enhancing collaboration amongst organizations
- Avoiding duplication of services
- Benefiting the greatest number of people
- Strengthening or improving the organization’s self-sufficiency and efficiency
- Yielding substantial community benefit for the resources invested
- Promoting youth development
- Addressing emerging community needs
- Representing innovative start-up efforts
The Foundation does not typically grant for:
- Annual fundraising drives or capital campaigns
- Normal operating expenses, except for start-up purposes or special needs
- Multi-year funding
- Requests more than $25,000
- Endowments or debt reduction
The Foundation DOES NOT grant for political projects, religious or sectarian purposes, or to individuals (except through educational and enrichment scholarships.)
Applicants must submit completed applications and all additional requested materials by the deadline indicated to be considered for the next grant cycle. Applications posted after a deadline, will be considered in the next applicable grant cycle.
Deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Marshall Community Foundation to discuss their request and obtain additional information about the grant-making process, communicate their organization’s vision and understand the roll of the Foundation’s grant-making within the Marshall Community.