The KCMSA Foundation awards Mini Grants to charities that support and promote the health and well-being of individuals, programs and organizations in greater Grand Rapids.
Each Mini Grant request should not exceed $3,000. Applications are received on an on-going basis from organizations with a 501(c)(3) status. Individual requests may be made through an organization that meets this requirement.
Thank you for your interest in our Mini-Grant Program. The goal of the Foundation is to make funding available to organizations that provide for the improvement of the health and well-being of the individuals in the greater Grand Rapids area. Those organizations should have 501(c)(3) status.
The recipients of support will be determined by the KCMSA Foundation Board through a grant application and review process.
Considerations are given to requests that meet the following criteria:
- Provide health education, medical services, medical supplies;
- Promote social welfare;
- Demonstrate a relationship between the proposal and the goal of the KCMSA Foundation;
- Are located in greater Grand Rapids;
- Are $3,000 or less;
- Are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
- Meet reporting requirements as stated on the application;
- Spend the grant dollars within one calendar year of receipt.
NOTE: KCMSAF guidelines do NOT allow grant funds to be used for a paid staff position, office supplies or office equipment.
Decision Making Process:
The Foundation Board of Directors meets four (4) times a year – September, November, March and May. Requests must be received by the 15th of the preceding month for consideration at a grant review meeting. Applicants will be notified after that meeting regarding the status of their request.
Grant Request due dates for the 2018-2019 review cycle are: August 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, February 15, 2019, and April 15, 2019.
Online or emailed submissions are preferred, but you may also submit an application via mail to:
233 East Fulton, Suite 222
Grand Rapids, MI 49503