Field of Interest Grants

Field of interest funds are created to provide annual support for grants targeted toward specific areas of community needs and interests, to meet changing conditions and/or enhance the quality of life in the Keweenaw. Arts. The Environment. Youth. Recreation. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.

Portage Health Foundation Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Fund

$60,000 is available for our 2017 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on November 1, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by November 16, 2017.

The primary purpose of this field of interest fund is to provide financial assistance and grant awards in support of focused initiatives, programs, or projects, that influence of support individual physical activity and healthy nutrition. 

This year’s request for proposals will seek applications that support existing trail development and/or helps to support the expansion of new non-motorized trail systems throughout the four-county region including Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

Granting period now closed.

Link to past application.

Kellogg Youth Fund

$14,791 is available for our Fall 2017 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on October 26, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by November 16, 2017.

The grant recipients and their projects will be selected according to the guidelines established by the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Youth Advisory Council. Grant application requirements are included in the grant application package.

  • Grant must directly benefit Houghton and Keweenaw County Youth in Grades 6-12.
  • Grant applications should explain how the proposed project will address the needs of youth identified by the 2014 Youth Needs Survey.
  • Applicants are encouraged to involve youth in project development.
  • Grants will be made to organizations or programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.

Granting period now closed.

Link to past application.

YAC care

Youth Needs Survey:

The projects chosen each addressed areas of need highlighted by the Youth Needs Survey. Conducted in Fall 2014, the survey collected responses from students in grades 7-12 at local area schools. It found that depression, drug abuse, and harassment represented the greatest challenges to local youth. The survey also asked teens which youth programs would be beneficial to youth in the community. The majority of teens were interested in after-school activities, skill building classes, career development, leadership building, and health programs. View the 2014 full survey results here.

 

Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Fund

The primary purpose of this field of interest fund is to promote, develop, and sustain quality cross-country skiing in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. This fund will be granted according to the guidelines established by the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Advisory Committee.  Details of grant requirements are included in the grant application package, however, the following is provided for your information:

  • Total amount available for grant: $2,586.14
  • Grant must ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­be used to support skiing programs throughout the Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.
  • Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.
  • Grant decisions September 28th, 2017.

Granting period now closed.

Link to past application.

Copper Country Youth Hockey Fund

$3,047.61 is available for our 2017-2018 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on December 14, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by December 21, 2017.

This fund will be granted according to the guidelines established by KCF and the Copper Country Youth Hockey Endowment Advisory Committee. Grants must support youth ice hockey programs throughout the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association territory and to expand opportunities for youth to further develop the skills necessary to participate in ice hockey. Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.

Applications are due into KCF no later than 12 P.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Link to application.

Environmental Fund

$1,763.53 is available for our 2017-2018 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on December 4, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by December 21, 2017.

The primary purpose of this field of interest fund is to promote and sustain programs, projects, and activities related to a broad range of environmental concerns that include, but are not limited to: health, community development/civic planning, economic development, education, public policy and planning, wildlife and recreation.

  • Total amount available for grant: $1,763.53
  • Grant must ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­be used to support environmental programs throughout the Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.
  • Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.
  • Grant decisions by Dec. 21st, 2017.

Applications are due into KCF no later than 12 P.M. on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Link to application.

Houghton County Historical Preservation Fund

$921.02 is available for our 2017-2018 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on December 4, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by December 21, 2017.

The primary purpose of this field of interest fund is to support historical preservation and education projects or activities related to the Houghton County of Michigan.

  • Total amount available for grant: $921.02
  • Grant must ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­be used to support historical preservation programs or educational projects and activities throughout the Houghton County.
  • Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.
  • Grant decisions by Dec. 21st, 2017.

Applications are due into KCF no later than 12 P.M. on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Link to application.

We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the Houghton County Historical Preservation Endowment Advisory Committee. Applications can be found here and should be submitted to mail@k-c-f.org or brought to the KCF office.

Portage Lake Youth Fund

$2,789.83 is available for our 2017-2018 granting cycle! To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than 12 pm on December 4, 2017. Grant award recipients will be announced by December 21, 2017.

The primary purpose of this field of interest fund is to support programs and activities that are designed to serve youth in the Portage Lake area (Chassell, Dollar Bay, Hancock, Houghton, and South Range).

  • Total amount available for grant: $2,789.83
  • Grant must ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­be used to support programs and activities that are designed to serve youth in the Portage Lake area.
  • Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.
  • Grant decisions by Dec. 21st, 2017.

Applications are due into KCF no later than 12 P.M. on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Link to application.

We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the Portage Lake Youth Endowment Advisory Committee. Applications can be found here and should be submitted to mail@k-c-f.org or brought to the KCF office.

 


Attention all 501(c) 3 and other non-profit status organizations: To be placed on the Keweenaw Community Foundation’s request for proposals list, please email your contact information to mail@k-c-f.org.  You will be notified when grants become available.