How to Apply

Step 1

Check out our eligibility requirements and areas of interest.  Determine if your organization is eligible to apply for funding from the Keweenaw Community Foundation. We make a variety of grants, but we have a preference for those detailed in our areas of interest.

Step 2

Call us. Please call the Community Foundation to discuss your proposal and to receive the application.

Step 3

Complete your grant application package, including the Cover Sheet, Narrative, description of your organization, Grant Budget, and Copy of determination of 501(c)(3) status letter of support. Please email an electronic copy of the application and attachments to and submit the complete signed copy of the application to 236 Quincy St, Hancock, MI on the day of the deadline.

Step 4

We review your grant application. We will send you acknowledgment within a week of the deadline. You may have the option to make a short presentation.

Step 5

We make grant decisions.  Advisory committees will make their recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting. You will be notified by Community Foundation staff as soon as possible following the Board’s decision.

Step 6

Request the funds and do the work. If you are awarded a grant, you will receive a letter that states the conditions of the grant. You must request the funds when you are ready to use them

Step 7

You report on your work. If grant funds are not used within the grant period, the grant is considered cancelled and no longer available to the recipient. You will be asked to make a mid-term and final report responding to the goals and activities articulated in the application.

Questions?  Please contact, call us at 482-9673, or visit us at 236 Quincy Street in Hancock.