Up to $5,000

Mini Grant Criteria

  • Projects and programs must serve residents of Clinton, Eaton or Ingham counties, Michigan.
  • Organization's operating budget cannot exceed $350,000.
  • Mini-Grants can be requested for ongoing programming and/or capacity building.
  • Best suited to programs or projects with flexible time frames. There is no guarantee that mini grant requests will be fully or partially funded, or by a certain date.

Mini Grant Timeline (Closed for 2021)

The grant application period is December 1 - February 1. Mini-Grant applications will first be reviewed for eligibility. A brief description of each qualified proposal will be included in our annual Funding Opportunities brochure which is shared with donors and potential funders for their consideration several times throughout the year. All proposals will close December 31. Since there is no guarantee that mini grant requests will be funded, or within a certain timeframe, mini-grants are best suited to programs that are not time-sensitive.

TIP: Donors tend to respond well if they understand exactly what they will be funding.