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 open and will close on March 1st, 2017 at 11pm.  Grantees will be notified on the status of their grant in late April.


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.


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 one week 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

Reports are due February 1.  If your grant is a multi-year grant, please submit a report each February until the project is completed.  Please submit via email to Katy Furtado at kfurtado@wegefoundation.org.

Click here for our report guidelines.


ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

Click here to take the eligibility quiz!