view from flower bed of storefronts in downtown sturgis michigan in summer

Grants

SACF is committed to serving the charitable needs of our community and enriching the quality of life for all people in the Sturgis area through creative partnerships & engaged grantmaking. We support a broad range of programs and projects including arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services, housing, seniors, and youth.

Grant Applications

The following are available through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation. If you have questions about grants, please contact us at sacf@sturgisfoundation.org or 269.659.8508.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for support, organizations and institutions must have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or be public schools, municipalities, or other governmental entities in the Sturgis area that serve a charitable purpose as defined by IRC §170(b)(1)(A).

CONSTANTINE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

CONSTANTINE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

Supports youth-related programs and projects in the Constantine area.

One competitive grant cycle per year by application only.

March 

1

STURGIS YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

STURGIS YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

Supports youth-related programs and projects in the Sturgis area.

Two competitive grant cycles per year (spring and fall) by application only.

March 

15

WILLIAM & HELEN DOYLE EXCHANGE CLUB FUND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD GRANT

WILLIAM & HELEN DOYLE EXCHANGE CLUB FUND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD GRANT

Supports charitable and educational programs in the Sturgis area.

One competitive grant cycle per year by application only.

May

1

HEALTHY YOUTH & HEALTHY SENIORS FUND

HEALTHY YOUTH & HEALTHY SENIORS FUND

Support for programs focusing on healthy lifestyle choices and activities for youth and seniors.

One competitive grant cycle per year by application only.

October 

15

STURGIS YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

STURGIS YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL FUND

Supports youth-related programs and projects in the Sturgis area.

Two competitive grant cycles per year (spring and fall) by application only.

November 

1

FORL FUND

FORL FUND

Provides student teaching grant awards to education majors fulfilling their student teaching requirement.

One competitive grant cycle per year by application only. Applications may be accepted at other times of the year-please call the Foundation for information on possible additional dates.

December 

1


NEWELL A. & GRACE A. FRANKS FUND

NEWELL A. & GRACE A. FRANKS FUND

Supports charitable and educational programs in the Sturgis area.

Review of completed applications is at the discretion of the Fund's Advisory Committee.

Open 

Year -Round

STURGIS COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

STURGIS COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

Supports the mission of the Community Foundation — to enrich the quality of life for all people in the Sturgis area.

Four competitive grant cycles per year. Grant committees review requests for proposals quarterly. Funding proposals due April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

Open 

Year - Round

CONSTANTINE COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

CONSTANTINE COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

Supports charitable and educational programs and projects in the Constantine area.

Four competitive grant cycles per year. Grant committees review requests for proposals quarterly. Funding proposals due April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

Open 

Year - Round

WHITE PIGEON COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

WHITE PIGEON COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

Supports charitable and educational programs and projects in the White Pigeon area.

Four competitive grant cycles per year. Grant committees review requests for proposals quarterly. Funding proposals due April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

Open 

Year - Round

OTHER CHARITABLE INTEREST FUNDS

OTHER CHARITABLE INTEREST FUNDS

Support areas include Animal Care, Arts and Culture, Community Well-Being, Health and Recreation, Scholarship Funds, Youth, Education, and Leadership, and designated funds support for specific non-profit organizations.

SACF holds over 100 funds serving many areas of charitable interest. If you are a qualified organization with a charitable need not met by any of the listed grant opportunities please call us for other grant possibilities.

Open 

Year -Round

Recent Grants

Sturgis Downtown Development Authority

Art Around Town

Art Around Town is a public art project that enhances the downtown district in Sturgis by collaborating with local artists who desire to have their work displayed in public spaces. The works are coordinated in partnership with the Open Door Gallery and judged at the end of April each year by two TV personalities from the “Home Town Living” morning show on CBS Channel 22 in South Bend, Indiana.

art installation in yard

Recent Grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County

Before & After-School Care Program
(K-5th Grade)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County’s KidsCare program provides affordable before- and after-school care for Sturgis Public School students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. With support from the Community Foundation, full and partial scholarships are made available for families in need of extra support. The program is housed at Eastwood Elementary school and transportation to and from school is provided by the school district for participating students. In addition, the program provides breakfast, snacks, and after-school homework help.

child and adult coloring

Recent Grant

SturgisSUCCESS

College and Career Readiness Programming

Sturgis Success, a local Career and College Access program, has existed for ten years. It is designed to help every graduate from Sturgis High School to be able to realize their goals and have an action plan started and in place to do so. Through SturgisSUCCESS, students receive help with college applications, FAFSA filings, connections to military recruiters and employers, apprenticeship programs, and anything else the student needs in order to be able to achieve the career of their choice. Grant funding will assist the SturgisSUCCESS program in becoming self-sustainable through the support of the SturgisSUCCESS Endowment Fund.

college classroom

Recent Grant

Sturgis Area Community Foundation

310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091

(269) 659-8508    Fax (269) 659-4539

Copyright © 2022 Sturgis Area Community Foundation

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible.
Form 990 (FY2021)

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