Seeking A Grant

lakemichiganThe Wege Foundation accepts online applications twice a year, in the spring and fall, from any current 501(c)(3) organization.  Our grant cycle is currently closed.


GRANT GUIDELINES

As you consider submitting a grant application, please keep in mind your request should align with one of our five areas of interest (Education, Environment, Arts & Culture, Health Care, and Community Service) and should serve the Kent County area. Applications for Special Initiative grants for projects outside the Kent County, Michigan, area are accepted by invitation only and should not be submitted through this web site. If your project contains a capital campaign element, your project must be LEED certified.

Please note that the Wege Foundation may only fund a portion of your project.

Please review the Wege Foundation’s “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” policy available here.


APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete our brief eligibility quiz at the bottom of this page for our grant link to become available.
  • Submit a grant application through our online system.
  • After the request has been submitted, one of our staff members may contact you for a meeting or site visit.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by our Grants Committee.  You will be notified of a decision within two weeks following our committee meeting. 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Katy Furtado at kfurtado@wegefoundation.org or (616) 957-0480.


GRANT REPORT REQUIREMENTS

Beginning in 2017, all grant reports should be submitted through the grantee web portal.  For more information, please contact Katy Furtado at kfurtado@wegefoundation.org.

Click here for our grant reporting guidelines.


ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

Click here to take the eligibility quiz!