DCCF seeking applications for 2022 grant cycle

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Community Foundation and its two affiliates, the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation and the Norway Area Community Foundation, will be paying out up to $488,306 in grants and scholarships for 2022.

Scholarships in the amount of $207,410 will be available starting in January 2022 through the following schools: Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, North Dickinson, Crystal Falls, Niagara, Florence and Pembine High Schools. Graduating seniors should check with their scholarship coordinator for the applications and criteria for the DACF scholarships offered at their school.

Agency and field of interest grants in the amount of $280,896 will be available. Grant applications for field of interest grants are now available. Grant application forms are available on the foundation’s website at www.dickinsonareacf.org. Those interested in applying for any of the grant funds listed below or requiring additional information, contact the Dickinson Area Community Foundation office at 906-774-3131 for more information or to request the appropriate application forms and instructions.

Deadline for application submission to the foundation is Oct. 29, 2021. Grant funds will be awarded in the first quarter of 2022.

Field of interest program grants will have $78,670 to award. Grants are available from the following funds to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and agencies or organizations that are affiliated with non-taxable organizations (i.e. schools, churches, cities) located in or servicing people in the Dickinson County area and surrounding Michigan and Wisconsin areas:

— Civic Improvement Fund: $3,673 for collaborative project(s) to benefit or serve the Iron Mountain, Kingsford, and Breitung Township communities. The Grant Committee includes a representative from each community.

— Community Health Fund: $2,148 for grants to benefit youth and senior health-related programs (i.e., programs designed to reduce behavioral risk factors such as substance abuse, alcohol/binge drinking, smoking, and depression; and to encourage healthy activities).

— Environmental Fund: $2,201 in grants for projects that improve or create methods of enhancing natural resources in the region.

— Fine Arts Fund: $2,367 in grants for projects in the area of theatrical, musical and performing arts.

–Health Care Fund: $1,880 in grants for programs involved in prevention, primary physical health care, educational and other health related services.

— Homeless Prevention Fund: $2,884 in funds for programs that provide assistance to people in need to prevent loss of homes.

— Hunger Fund: $2,330 available to organizations that provide food to people in need.

Iron Mountain/Kingsford Kellogg Youth Fund: $26,136 available for granting to applicants from the Iron Mountain/Kingsford Area by the Iron Mountain/Kingsford Youth Advisory Committee for youth-related programs.

The Norway Area Community Foundation and The Crystal Falls Community Foundation will be funding $23,060 in field of interest grants for 2022. Non-profit organizations and agencies in the Norway and Crystal Falls communities may apply for grants in the following fields of interest:

— Norway Affiliate Fund: $3,488 available for grants for programs in the Norway community area:

— Norway Kellogg Youth Fund: $3,663 to applicants from the Norway Area by the Norway Youth Advisory Committee for youth related programs.

Forest Park Youth Fund: $15,032 is available for granting by the Forest Park Youth Advisory Committee for youth-related programs in the Crystal Falls area:

— Crystal Falls Community Project Fund: $877 available for community projects in the Crystal Falls area.

— $176,130 will be paid out to the following Dickinson area non-profit agencies: Adult Basic Education, Almost Home Animal Shelter, Bay Cliff Health Camp, Crystal Lake Senior Center, Dickinson County Bike Path (DTN), Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet, Dickinson Conservation District, Northern Lights YMCA, Menominee Range Historical Foundation, Northwoods Air Lifeline, Friends of the Braumart, Friends of Camp Batawagama, NorthPointe, Light at the Inn, Champion Romney (DICSA), Dickinson County Hospital Administration Fund, Dickinson County Hospital Benevolent Fund, Dickinson County Hospital Community Fund, Dickinson County Hospital Capital Fund, Dickinson County Hospital Newberg Living Endowment Fund, Visual Arts Fund (Association of Student Artists) and the Salvation Army which have established agency funds with the Foundation.

Earnings in the individual organizations’ agency funds are disbursed annually to the designated agency or organization, in accordance with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation spending policy.

In addition, $3,260 will be paid out to the following Crystal Falls area non-profit agencies which have established agency funds with the Foundation: Harbour House, Crystal Falls Koob Historic Fund and the Contemporary Center, Crystal Falls Koob Youth Fund.


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