Grants

Grants for non-COVID-19 related requests have opened back up as grantmaking committees have resumed meeting (remotely). At this time preference is being given to COVID-19 Phase 1 requests, but other requests are being accepted. Please contact Derek at Derek@stclairfoundation.org regarding any grant requests.

There are numerous ways to receive a grant from the Community Foundation, and almost any nonprofit organization in St. Clair County is eligible. We recommend that you contact the staff to help you carefully review the Guidelines and Procedures before completing an application. Grant applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Grant requests seeking $50,000+ will only be reviewed during the 4th quarter of the calendar year.

We accept grant applications year-round, but if you want it reviewed at the next scheduled meeting it MUST be submitted at least two weeks prior.

View 2020 Grantmaking Schedule

Grant recipients can download the Community Foundation logo (PDF) and use as appropriate or contact us for a .jpg file.

Community Foundation of St. Clair County Grant Request Procedures in response to COVID-19 Crisis:

About the Fund

During times like this, we are proud of our small town region and the tremendous passion of people to give back and support one another. At this time we are viewing grants in two phases. Phase 1 is dealing with the immediate crisis at hand by supporting our nonprofits on the frontlines. Phase 2 will begin in the near future when our region begins its recovery phase, and our attention will turn to how we can leverage philanthropy to help get our local economy up and running and thriving again.

Eligibility

Phase 1- Currently our grants will be to organizations dealing with the immediate crisis at hand by supporting our nonprofits on the front lines. This will be for organizations dealing with emergency needs due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Phase 2- We know that in the near future our region will begin its recovery phase. In Phase 2, we will address small business recovery and economic development. Our attention will turn to how we can leverage philanthropy to help get our local economy and help small businesses up and running and thriving again.

There is currently no official timeline on when grants will shift from phase 1 to phase 2. This decision will revolve around the ever-changing needs of the community as a result of Covid-19.

The Thumbcoast Regional Response Fund will generally not consider proposals to fund:

  • Grants directly to individuals
  • Political campaigns or lobbying activities
  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes, although religious organizations providing non-religious community services will be considered
  • Endowments

    Process
  • Grants will be awarded each week. The intent is to fund grants weekly for as long as funding is available and community needs exist related to COVID-19.

  • Applications will be accepted via email to Program Coordinator, Derek Daly, at derek@stclairfoundation.org or by mailing them to the Community Foundation.
  • COVID-19 Grant Request

    EZ Grant application for all other requests

    Contact

    Please email questions to Derek Daly at Derek@stclairfoundation.org

    Small Business Grant through the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County

    Other Available Grants

    Youth Advisory Grants (YAC) Grants

    The Youth Advisory Council awards grants based on their current priorities, which are: education, stress management, and self-care. The YAC also offers mini-grants to any student(s) and adult advisor/teacher of a school club, organization, or classroom in grades K-8. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year and will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting.

    YAC information and applications →

    Blue Water Arts Committee

    Grant funds are made possible from the Charles and Margaret Anderson Foundation Endowment Fund held at the Community Foundation of St. Clair County (CFSCC). The Blue Water Arts Committee (BWAC) is the advisory committee for the CFSCC for granting decisions to be made in regard to arts and cultural programs and projects in the local Blue Water Area.

    Applications available in the green section above...