Before an application is submitted, grant applicants are askedĀ  to meet with our staff to discuss the project. You may contact our staff by calling 517.278.4517 or by e-mailing

To review the types of grants the Community Foundation has given in the past, please take a look at our annual reports under News & Resources or contact us!

Other Sources of Grant Writing Assistance

  • The Foundation Center publishes books and offer training courses, both online and in the classroom at various levels, to help you learn to write grant proposals that are more likely to succeed.

    The Foundation Center's free Proposal Writing Short Course describes how to prepare of the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.

  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    Basic Elements of Grant Writing