Funding to support nonprofit capacity building in Kent County, Michigan

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a grant from the NPTA Fund, the following requisites apply:

  1. The applicant is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
    • The applicant is not a school, part of a school system, supporting organization or¬†foundation or government entity.
    • If the applicant is a religious-affiliated organization, it must demonstrate that it operates a social service program that is open to the public and involves no required religious activities for participants.
  2. The offices of the nonprofit are located in Kent County.
  3. The organization serves primarily Kent County residents.
  4. In general, the organization should have a minimum of two years in operation. However, exceptions will be considered, including organizations in the start-up phase.
  5. The applicant’s annual operating budget is less than $2 million.
    • Organizations may exclude the value of in-kind donations from their total operating budget.
    • Organizations may also exclude pass-through grant amounts if it can be demonstrated as such.
  6. The organization must not currently have a grant open with the Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund. A maximum of $10,000 will be granted per organization per calendar year. Generally, we do not fund in two consecutive years.
  7. The applicant can demonstrate that grant funding will contribute to a higher, sustainable level of community service pursuant to its mission.
  8. Joint projects or collaborations are encouraged. A maximum of $15,000 may be considered for collaborative projects but must be submitted as one jointly crafted proposal.
  9. We encourage a diversity of financial support in proposals brought to the NPTA Fund for consideration.
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