Hillsdale, Michigan – 30 September 2022

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is reminding area non-profits of the upcoming deadline for applications for the November general grant cycle.  All grant applications should be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on November 1st. This deadline is for applications for the HCCF Community Investment Fund, also known as adult or general grants, and the Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund, also known as YOUTH grants.

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is using a system called GOapply to accept grant applications. You will need to either create an account or migrate your old account. GOapply recently underwent major updates; therefore, if you used GOapply to submit an application during our last cycle, you will need to migrate your account to version 2.0. When you login, you will see a list of applications that you are eligible to apply for. Applications with multiple phases will be advanced by the Foundation. Once the next phase is available to you, you will see it in your Applicant Dashboard. Applications can be completed online at: https://goapply2.akoyago.com/hillsdale/.  You will find a “how-to” video and instructions on our website at https://abouthccf.org/.

The HCCF is interested in funding projects that will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hillsdale County and the YOUTH are interested in funding projects that affect youth.  Eligible projects generally fall within these categories: education, fine arts, social services, community development, recreation, environmental issues, health and wellness, and improvement in the physical, mental, and moral conditions of Hillsdale County residents. 

Applicants must be tax-exempt according to Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an educational institution, or a governmental unit. Grant application links and guidelines are available on the HCCF website, www.abouthccf.org. More information regarding applying for a grant can be obtained by calling the Foundation office at 517-439-5101 Monday through Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.

            The Hillsdale County Community Foundation was established in 1991 “For good. For ever.”  As a community grant-making foundation, it provides seed money to organizations and institutions that have identified problems and have designed constructive action programs aimed at solutions. A majority of the Foundation’s grant making is focused on the areas of youth, leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism. 

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Mindy Eggleston, Program Director

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

(517) 439-5101, M.Eggleston@abouthccf.org