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Funding & Opportunities in Michigan

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

Entergy Micro Grants
Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture; community improvement/enrichment; education and literacy; the environment; or healthy families.
Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation

First Children's Finance Loan Fund
Loans and technical assistance to start, strengthen, and expand child care businesses in homes, centers, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Texas
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: First Children's Finance

Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation

Investigator Initiated Research Program
Funds Michigan-based applied research projects addressing the quality and cost of health care, access to care, and community health.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
Encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas.
Geographic coverage: Ohio, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2014

Michigan Community Health Matching Program
Grants for non-profit organizations to develop and evaluate new approaches that increase access to health care, address public health issues, improve quality of care, and enhance efficiency of health systems in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Michigan J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Michigan, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Michigan Health Council

Michigan Proposal Development Award
Grants to help Michigan-based nonprofit community organizations develop grant proposals for health care initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the greater Midwest region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

Physician Investigator Research Award
Funding for Michigan physicians to explore a research idea concerning quality, cost, or appropriate access to care.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Plum Creek Foundation Grants
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
Geographic coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation

Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in Michigan

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

Brighter Futures Community Grant
Funding for community-based oral health programs in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, with special consideration given to programs that focus on underserved or at-risk populations.
Geographic coverage: Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Michigan Foundation

Enhancing Primary Care in Michigan's Safety Net Organizations
Awards grants to Michigan-based safety net organizations to develop or adapt an innovative health care delivery model that increases access to primary care and improves service delivery and quality.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 14, 2014
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2014
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Humana Foundation Community Grants
The Humana Foundation supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 States and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Sponsor: Humana Foundation

Michigan Building Healthy Communities Program
Awards funding to Michigan elementary schools to undergo a "Healthy School Transformation", which will involve infusing healthy nutrition, education, and physical exercise throughout the school environment to increase children's health, fight childhood obesity, and improve academic achievement.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2014
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Michigan Community Assessment Process
Offers community needs assessments to small and rural communities in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council

Michigan Community Grant Award
Offers grants to organizations engaged in rural community development work in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2014
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council

Michigan Family Planning Services Grants
Grants to provide family planning services in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2013
Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs

Michigan State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment for primary medical, dental, and mental healthcare providers who agree to provide healthcare services in Health Professional Shortage Area of Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Sponsor: Michigan Department of Community Health

Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grants
Awards funding for innovative projects that engage those most at risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke, as well as hard-to-reach audiences.
Geographic coverage: Available in 11 midwestern states.
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2014

Midwest Garden Grant
Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2013

Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Projects North Central Region
A competition for seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of Land Grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the twelve-state North Central region of the United States.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

National Farmworker Jobs Program
Grants to assist eligible migrants and seasonal farmworkers and their families to prepare for jobs likely to provide stable, year-round employment both within and outside agriculture.
Geographic coverage: California, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2013
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration

NIMH Outreach Partnership Program
Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 25 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reinventing Oral Health in Michigan: Community Mini-Grant Program
Offers funding to local communities to create networks of innovation, advocacy, and leadership to improve the oral health of residents in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Dec 5, 2013
Sponsor: Michigan Oral Health Coalition

Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Area: Alabama, California, Federal States of Micronesia, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, and Palau
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, California, Federal States of Micronesia, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, and Palau
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care

Strengthening the Safety Net: Improving Health Care Access through Michigan's Free Clinics
Provides grants to free clinics in Michigan for operating support, extended hours, and/or programs that assist with health insurance enrollment.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jun 16, 2014
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 2)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 31 states
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2014
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation