Foundation Accepting 2017 Grant Applications

Applications due Tuesday, August 1

The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the second of two 2017 Community Funds grant rounds. These grants support specific projects or programs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment.

Community members who serve on MCCF’s Grants Committee evaluate the grant proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

Grant applications are due by 4:30 pm, Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Applicants must be organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status or organizations with 501(c) IRS status whose request is charitable in nature for the following:    

         Start-up costs for new programs or the expansion of needed programs
         One-time projects or needs

The Community Funds at the MCCF are some of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 347 funds. Earnings from the Community Funds make the biannual grant cycle to Marshall County nonprofits possible. Donations to Community Funds at MCCF from individuals and corporations are always welcome and provide a way to make a permanent investment in the community for ever-changing needs. The larger the Community Funds become, the more in total grant monies may be awarded.

The first grants from unrestricted funds at MCCF were awarded in 1995; since then MCCF has awarded over $3.6 million in total grants to the community from these funds alone. The growth of unrestricted funds now enables MCCF to award more than $200,000 in unrestricted fund grants on an annual basis.

During the Spring 2017 grant round, $122,588 was awarded to twenty-two organizations in Marshall County.

In addition to the MCCF Community Fund, several unrestricted funds also support new and emerging needs. These funds include the Barbara and Ralph Winters Community Fund, the Brian and Patricia Kitch Family Community Fund, the C & M Overmyer Unrestricted Endowment Fund, the iAB Financial Bank Community Fund, the John and Kay Finlay Community Fund, the Philip and Sylvia Bieghler Community Fund, and the Paul and Carol Nye Community Fund.

The MCCF grant application is available online at