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The primary mission of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation is to develop a community-wide vehicle for permanent endowments to enhance the quality of life in the area and to establish and manage worthwhile endowed funds for the benefit of our community.


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MISSAUKEE COUNTY GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

The Missaukee Area Community Foundation awards grants that benefit the citizens of Missaukee County, Michigan. There are two grant making programs, the General Grant making Program and the Youth Grant making Program. 

The deadline for the General Grant making Program is October 31st.  Information about this Grant Program, and the grant application form, can be found on this website.  Please click on the Missaukee Area Community Foundation tab on the toolbar above (on this website!).  If you have any questions, please contact us at 231-775-9911.  Applications may be emailed to cacf@cadillacfoundation.org or mailed to CACF, 201 N. Mitchell Street, Suite 101, Cadillac MI 49601.

The Missaukee Area Community Foundation Youth Grant Program runs through May.  Information and an application form may also be found under the Missaukee Area Community Foundation tab on this website.

The Missaukee Area Community Foundation is a geographic component fund which is held by the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.

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YOUTH GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Grants shall be awarded to qualified non-profit organizations that serve the Cadillac Area youth based on selections and recommendations by the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth Advisory Committee.  GRANT FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR YOUTH PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY.  (It is expected that the majority of grants will be for $1,000 or less)  Priority consideration will be given to applicants that: demonstrate an innovative, unique project or program for young people within Cadillac Area; identify specific needs or interests of young people, with a project or program designed to meet these needs or interests; illustrate creative uses for grant money to enhance youth learning, leadership, and growth in our area.

Information can be found under the "CACF Grant Making" tab on the above toolbar.  Once there, choose Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth grants.  This program uses the Common Grant Application form, which is also found under the same tab.

First time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation offices at 775-9911 and schedule a meeting prior to submitting your application.

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TRUSTEE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

The TRUSTEE GRANT PROGRAM is currently open.  Applications are available on this website, or by calling the Foundation offices at 775-9911.  The deadline is October 31, 2016.    No applications will be accepted after that date for this cycle.

The Foundation uses a common grant application for many of its grant programs.  You can access that application on this website by viewing the "Common Grant Forms" under the "Grants" tab on the above toolbar.

First time applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation offices at 775-9911 and schedule a meeting prior to submitting your application.

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NOW SCHEDULING FOOD PANTRY SPONSORSHIPS

The Foundation is currently scheduling sponsorships for the Free Food Pantry.  The cost of a sponsorship is $825 and can be shared between individuals and/or businesses.  Dates are available from August 2016 through the end of 2016.  For further information, or to schedule a date, please contact Doreen Lanc at 231-775-9911.

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FREE FOOD PANTRY CONTINUES THROUGH YEAR END

Free food distributions will continue through 2016.  Located at 908 6th Street, in the Cadillac Distributing building, the Pantry takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at approximately 1:45 pm.  The Pantry continues to distribute food until it is gone, usually no later than 3:30.

Remaining distribution dates through the year end are  August 18th; September 1st & 15th; October 6th and 20th; November  3rd & 17th; and December 1st & 15th.

No pre-authorization is required to participate.  Households (and individuals) who are at risk of food insufficiency are invited to bring a container capable of carrying up to 50 lbs of fresh foods, and to arrive at approximately 1:45pm (gates are locked until then generally).  If a person is unable to attend but needs this service, a friend or relative can come up to the distribution site and pick up the food for them.

This Free Food Pantry is made possible in our community through the generosity and service of local citizens, businesses, the Rotary Club of Cadillac, Feeding America, and the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.  For further information about sponsoring a truck, or to volunteer to help with the Food Distribution, please contact Doreen Lanc at the Foundation offices at  775-9911.

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PELL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND INSTITUTION GRANTS AVAILABLE

Grant Applications for the Pell Grant Program for Educational Organizations and Institutions are being accepted through October 31, 2016.  For grantmaking guidelines and an application form, please visit the "CACF Grantmaking" tab on this page.  if you need additional information regarding this program, please use the "Contact Us" form at the top of the page, and we would  be happy to answer all of your questions.  This Program uses the Common Grant Application Form.

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The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors' wishes.

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