Applying for a Grant

We give grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies, and governmental units serving the greater Muskegon County area. Applications are only accepted through our online application process, eGrant. Scroll down to access eGrant application information.

The eGrant Application Process

Registration
Choose a login name and password to create your user account in eGrant.

Agency Profile
Set up an agency profile in your user account. If you’ve already registered and have a profile, please make sure you’ve submitted an updated profile for the current calendar year. Agency profiles may be shared with grantmaking committees, donors and friends of CFMC. For a list of items you’ll need to complete your profile, click here.

Application of Intent

This provides our staff with an overview of your program that allows them to determine if your project fits CFMC grant priorities, timeline and budget. It must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the posted grant deadline. All organizations submitting an application of intent will be contacted within three business days. Following staff approval of the application of intent, you may submit your full application.

Grant Application
The last step of the process is submission of your detailed proposal, or grant application, for review by our volunteer Grant Review Committee and CFMC staff members. Grantees that desire feedback on their application are invited to submit a full proposal 15 days prior to the deadline – CFMC staff will review the proposal and offer suggestions. All final decisions are made by our Board of Trustees. To view a sample grant application, click here.

Final Grant Report
If your program is supported with a grant, you will be required to submit a final grant report to share the impact of your project.

Application Deadlines

Spring Grant Round:
Application of intent due February 1
Full application due February 15
Grants announced by May 1

Fall Grant Round:
Applications of intent due August 31
Full application due September 14
Grants announced by November 15

eGrant Online Application
eGrant Instructions
Grant Application Guide
Final Grant Report Evaluation Sheet
Final Grant Report Budget (xlsx download)

Past Grant Awards

View a complete listing of our previous grant awards, including the organization, project, amount and grant fund.

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Grant Guidelines

If you're wondering how to make your grant proposal better, or what organizations submit the strongest proposals, we can help.

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