The ACCF believes in building relationships. To allow us to learn as much as we can about your organization, your goals, and your needs we require each grant applicant to meet with Foundation staff prior to applying for a grant. Appointments are available starting in late July for organizations applying for a Youth (TAG Team) grant and starting in October for those applying only for a Legacy Grant. Please contact the Foundation at 269.673.8344 to schedule an appointment.
Applicant meetings are typically 30 minutes in length. A confirmation email includes details of what to prepare for the meeting.
Grant applications are provided when a grant applicant meeting is scheduled.
Youth grant application due date: 5 pm on the first Friday in September
Legacy grant application due date: 5 pm December 20, 2019
Grant recommendations will be made to the ACCF Board of Trustees in March, applicants will be notified by April 1st, and organizations receiving a grant must be present for the ACCF Grant Awards on April 23, 2020.
Please contact us at 269.673.8344 with any questions.
The ACCF Legacy Endowment Fund is an unrestricted endowment established to impact broad community needs and interests. The Endowment generates annual grant funds for eligible non-profits addressing health & human services, arts & culture, economic development, and the environment.
The ACCF Youth Endowment Fund was established as a result of a challenge by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 1994. The challenge for community foundations in Michigan pledged a match of up to $1,000,000 for communities that could raise $1,000,000. The goal was to provide an avenue and financial resources for youth to become engaged in philanthropy. With deep gratitude 25 years later to Mr. Mike Jandernoa and Mr. Bill Swaney, the match was met and a $2,000,000 youth endowment was born. Revenues generated by the ACCF Youth Endowment Fund are distributed as grants to non-profits that serve the youth of Allegan County.