• Grants


We work to improve the lives of individuals in Mecosta County.

Mecosta County Community Foundation funds programs and organizations that help to strengthen our community to make a lasting difference.  

Our grantmaking responds to the changing needs of the county. Through our grant rounds, we work to respond to the community and identify priorities.

Those pursuing grants from the Community Foundation are encouraged to learn about the priorities and funding abilities of the Community Foundation. The grants committee and Community Foundation Advisory Board make grant recommendations based on grant guidelines provided with the grant application.

We evaluate incoming grant applications based on specific categories identified by the Community Foundation.
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Historical Preservation & Resources
  • Nature Conservation & the environment
  • Social services 
MYCAC grant opportunities also available for youth programming servicing Mecosta County Youth. Please see the MYCAC page for information specific to those grants. 

Grant Application Process
Mecosta County Community Foundation has two general grant rounds each year. Applications for community grants are due April 1 and October 1. Eligible agencies must be located in, or directly serve, the people of Mecosta County. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies can apply for funding from the Community Foundation using the links below. 

Community grants are awarded from unrestricted and field of interest funds with the Community Foundation. 

A request for a grant from the Community Needs Fund is made by completing and submitting the required application materials below. 

One copy of the grant application is required and should be mailed to: 
P.O. Box 1012-C
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307 

Forms Necessary for Community Needs Fund Grants  
  1. Guidelines & Requirements
  2. Application Cover Letter
  3. Project Proposal Budget Form
  4. Grant Evaluation Form


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If you have questions about any of our grants, please contact us by calling 231.592.8347 or emailing
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