Grants

Applying for a Grant

Bay Area Community Foundation offers several opportunities for grant funding for your registered 501(c)(3) organization, government entity or school in Bay and Arenac counties.

Four Easy Steps

  1. Review the grant opportunities below to see which grant best fits your project or idea. Need help determining this? Contact Program Officer, Joni King.
  2. Review grant application timelines. If the grant opportunity that best fits your project or idea is currently not accepting applications, call us at 989-893-4438 to see what funding might be available for you.
  3. Create an account or login. If the grant you are seeking is currently accepting applications, create an account in our grant portal (click here). You will be asked to import your organization’s information during this process.
  4. Apply for grant. Once you’ve created the account, you’ll be directed to an application page listing the current grant opportunities available. Find the grant you are interested in and follow the prompts to complete your application.

BACF Grant Opportunities

Community Partnership Grants

Community Partnership Grants support a wide variety of programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in Bay County. Proposals are accepted twice a year; January through March with awards granted in May and July through September with awards granted in December. 

These grants provide funding for projects related to arts and culture, education and youth, environment, health and wellness, human services, recreation, and community initiatives.

Arenac County Community Partnership Grants Program

Twice a year, the Arenac Community Funds Committee awards grants to organizations in Arenac County through an online application process. All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities that serve residents of Arenac County are eligible to apply.

The Arenac Community Funds Committee provides a wide variety of funding for programs/projects related to animal welfare, arts & culture, education, youth, environment, health & wellness, human services, recreation, and community initiatives.

Education Mini Grants

Education Mini Grants are available to Bay and Arenac County K-12 educators who are interested in doing something innovative in their classrooms. Ten grants are awarded each year in amounts of up to $300 and are available until all ten are awarded. K-12 educators are eligible to receive this grant every other year.

Neighborhood Grants

The Neighborhood Grant Program’s goal is intended to support initiatives that strengthen Bay County neighborhoods. This program is intended to foster inclusion and build a sense of community within our neighborhoods. This pilot program will fund community-led solutions that will accomplish these goals. The maximum allowable grant request is up to $1,250. (Total project budget may exceed $1,250.)

Grant Application Timelines

Please call BACF at 989.893.4438 with any questions.

Community Partnership Grants

Currently accepting applications. Contact Joni King for application information.

Arenac County Community Partnership Grants

Currently accepting applications. Contact Joni King for application information.

Leslie L. Squires Foundation Grants

Currently accepting applications. Contact Joni King for application information.

Education Mini Grants

Currently accepting applications. Contact Joni King for application information.

Neighborhood Grants

Currently accepting applications. Contact Erin Kreutzberg for application information.

Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Grant Program

Accepting applications until January 31. Contact Joni King for application information.

Dow communityGives Youth Service Program

Currently accepting applications. Contact Erin Kreutzberg for application information.

Need assistance?
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989.893.4438

Joni King

Joni King - Program Officer

As a program officer, I am responsible for administering the Foundation’s grant processes and facilitating allocating committees’ activities.

Erin Kreutzberg

Erin Kreutzberg - Program Officer

As a program officer, I provide support for our various programs. Most of my work is currently centered around our DEI initiative and our grants program.