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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to community development. Also note there is a separate category for farms and rural development.


Web Sites

Note: Some listings are filed by surname

34 Federal Initiatives To Design and Maintain Intermodal Transportation Systems
http://www.educationmoney.com/transportation.html
The following programs are provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT was established in 1966 by Congress and provides assistance to State transportation agencies to plan and develop integrated, interconnected transportation systems essential to interstate commerce and travel. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

47 Federal Programs To Foster Economic Development
http://www.educationmoney.com/eco_devlpmnt.html
Programs listed are geared toward promoting local economic revitalization and community development. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Allstate Foundation
http://www.allstatefoundation.org/grant-focus-areas
Since 1952, we have invested more than $275 million in funding to communities across the country to address key social issues. Our grantmaking priorities fall into three categories: Safe and Vital Communities, Economic Empowerment and Tolerance, Inclusion and Diversity.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Bank of America Corporation and Foundation
http://www.bankofamerica.com/community/
http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm
Working in partnership with community leaders, Bank of America's local market leadership directs the majority of its foundation's giving through local grants that address pressing needs of communities across United States. Improvement of education is often at the core of many initiatives. The company's local grant making activities vary, depending on what each community needs. Its local market presidents and their teams develop relationships with other community leaders to determine the best use of philanthropic dollars in each community.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Grants and Funding for Entrepreneurship/Innovation
http://www.blackstone.com/citizenship/bcf
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has announced the Blackstone Entrepreneurship Initiative -- a five-year, $50 million commitment to foster entrepreneurship and economic recovery in communities hardest hit by the global economic crisis.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Brinker International Foundation
http://www.brinker.com/contact/charitable_requests.asp#gui
With a diverse variety of local fundraising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its restaurants contribute more than $3 million annually to a number of worthwhile charities. The foundation's objective is to support community programs and projects that are affiliated with children/family, arts, civic, and university-related educational programs. Research projects, travel, conference attendance, and capital campaigns are not supported.
(Last checked 06/17/11)

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants
http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/
CCHD is committed to supporting groups of low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. By helping the poor to participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives, CCHD empowers them to move beyond poverty. CCHD funds two categories of projects: organizing and economic development.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Religion and Social Services.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation,
see Mott Foundation

Community Development Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Community Development Grants Available from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DCD|Community%20Development
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Community Development Guide
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Community-Development-Guide-Programs-A-Z/
The Community Guide has been developed primarily as a reference tool for Michigan's communities. It is a free, in-depth resource for local officials and community developers and primarily identifies current community and economic development tools available within Michigan.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)
http://www.cedam.info
CEDAM advances community-based economic development to revitalize and rebuild Michigan communities and neighborhoods.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Community Improvement/Development Funding Opportunities Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps?search=1&tags_interest[]=community+improvement%2Fdevelopment
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Congressman Mike Rogers
Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
http://mikerogers.house.gov/constituentservices/grants.htm
Guidance and key resources to help eligible grantseekers find information on federal grants, loans, and nonfinancial assistance for projects, as well as on private funding. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, updated January 2010.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Cooperative Development Foundation
http://www.cdf.coop/
The Cooperative Development Foundation promotes self-help and mutual aid in community, economic, and social development through cooperative enterprise. CDF works to bring together the funds and partners to incubate and replicate cooperative solutions to people's needs. CDF administers a number of funds supporting cooperative activities ranging from helping people move from welfare to work, creating affordable housing co-ops for rural seniors, and creating value-added agriculture co-ops to help farmers increase their market share.
Also listed under Grants for Farms and Rural Development
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Downtown Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
http://www.purelansing.com/
Fund Lansing is aimed to assist companies and individuals in greater Lansing who are raising investment through web-based crowd funding platforms.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Economic Development Grants from the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Gants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Enterprise Community Partners
http://www.enterprisefoundation.org/
Enterprise helps build affordable housing for low-income Americans by providing financing and expertise to community and housing developers. Every 80 minutes, someone moves into a house we helped create. Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit that provides loans, grants and information resources.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/federal_resources_rural.pdf
Environmental Protection Agency, 2012.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Frey Foundation
Community Capital Projects
http://www.freyfdn.org/programs/capital-project-programs
The Frey Foundation will consider a modest portion of broadly-supported community capital projects in the Grand Rapids area, particularly the core city, and in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. Because of its focus on community improvement, the Foundation is especially interested in projects that are located in downtowns or older neighborhoods.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Fundsnet Community and Economic Development Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/27/Community-&-Economic-Development.html
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Gannett Foundation
http://www.gannettfoundation.org/
The Gannett Foundation serves those communities in which Gannett Co., Inc., has operations, such as Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Port Huron in Michigan. The program makes contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve the education, health and advancement of the people who live in Gannett communities. The contributions are our way of helping to improve the quality of life and addressing the most pressing community problems. The web site includes guidelines, how to apply for funds, limitations on funding, and an e-mail and fax address.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Georgia Municipal Association
Grant Advisory
http://www.gmanet.com/Grants.aspx
Shares a wide variety of possible grants.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Irving S.) Gilmore Foundation
Community Development Funding
http://www.isgilmore.org/priorities/
The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation provides funding for Kalamazoo area projects.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grant Resources & Responsibilities for Townships
http://web.archive.org/web/20060929015559/http://www.michigantownships.org/downloads/october02.pdf
Is your township planning a new project, but coming up a little short on funding? A wide area of untapped funds is available to townships--in the form of grants from state and federal government, and from private corporations. Although the grant writing process may seem daunting, this article shows you where to look for grants, what to include in a grant proposal and how to prepare yourself for grant writing success. Beverly A. Browning.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants & Loans : A Guide to Municipal Financing for Michigan Communities
http://www.preinnewhof.com/grants-and-loans/
Looking for funding options? Request a copy of Prein & Newhof's annual Grants & Loans Guide by emailing info@preinnewhof.com. The Guide includes: (1) Facts and contact information for more than 25 funding programs; (2) Grant-winning tips; (3) Examples of creatively-funded projects; (4) An extensive list of print and online funding resources.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Community Development
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DCD|Community%20Development
Lists some of the most recent funding opportunities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants.Gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Employment, Labor, and Training
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DELT|Employment%2C%20Labor%20and%20Training
Posts the most recently announced opportunities. Click on employment, labor, and training.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Regional Development
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DRD|Regional%20Development
Lists some of the most recently announced funding opportunities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Transportation
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DT|Transportation
Lists some of the most recently announced funding opportunities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Leadership for a Changing World
http://www.leadershipforchange.org/
Deadline: January 4
The Ford Foundation is seeking nominations of community leaders across the country who are successfully tackling tough social problems for the Leadership for a Changing World program. Twenty outstanding social justice leaders and leadership teams that are not broadly known beyond their immediate community or field will receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $30,000 for supporting activities. The program also includes a major, multi-year research initiative and numerous forums to bring awardees together with other leaders to share experiences, address specific challenges, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Contact the Ford Foundation to see if the program will be repeated this year.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Community Development Block Grant Contacts
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/michigan/community/cdbg
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Community Development and Assistance
http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/development-assistance
The Community Assistance Team (CATeam) was created in 2001 within the walls of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. We are charged with being a community's first point of contact within state government. The CATeam is dedicated to helping Michigan communities; large and small, urban and rural. Our mission is to strengthen communities by ensuring access to economic development services and programs that cultivate sustainable projects that will build a strong foundation for the future of Michigan.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan MiDEAL Program
Extended Purchasing Program
http://www.michigan.gov/localgov
Not a grant program as such, but this program does offer local governments the capability of reducing their purchasing costs through cooperative purchases. Any city, village, county, township, school district, intermediate school district, non-profit hospital, institution of higher education, community or junior college is eligible to participate.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Municipal League
Grant Resources
http://www.mml.org/resources/links/grant_resources.htm
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Opportunity Resource Fund : A Catylist for Michigan Communities
http://oppfund.org/
People have the right to affordable housing, good jobs, vibrant communities and the ability to start their own businesses. For many people and communities, access to the resources that support these rights may be blocked by institutional barriers such as:
-Race or class
-Cost of borrowing
-Exclusive traditional credit standards
-Financial institutions may no longer even be present
The Opportunity Resource Fund seeks to assist people in leading healthy, productive lives, no matter their race or financial situation. Help us help others by investing in safe, affordable housing, community development and entrepreneurship.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

(Charles Stewart) Mott Foundation
Flint Area Economic Revitalization
http://www.mott.org/FundingInterests/programs/flintarea/econrevitil.aspx
(1) Housing and Neighborhoods: To support community development activities that promote affordable housing and livable neighborhoods.
(2) Workforce Development: To support innovative strategies that increase the employment of Flint area residents who face multiple barriers to good jobs in the regional labor market.
(3) Economic Development: To help Flint build a strong and vibrant regional economy.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Endowment for the Arts
Citizensí Institute on Rural Design
Workshop Grants
http://www.rural-design.org/request-for-proposals
Final deadline : March 5, 2013
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, helps rural communities with populations of 50,000 or fewer improve their quality of life and economic health through facilitated design workshops. The program builds teams of local leaders, community organizations, and specialists in design, planning, and creative placemaking to help rural communities strengthen their economies, enhance their rural character, leverage their cultural assets, and design efficient housing and transportation systems. Each community selected to participate in the Institute will receive $7,000 in 1:1 matching funds to plan and host a two-day workshop.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

New Detroit
http://www.newdetroit.org/
New Detroit's primary mission is to combat racial injustice and polarization, which are the major stumbling blocks to the growth and prosperity of the city, the region, and the state. We believe that problems are best addressed through collaboration and compromise. To this end, New Detroit will act as a coalition-builder, facilitating communication and interaction between the disparate ethnic and economic groups that comprise the metropolitan area. Giving limited to the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Norman Foundation
http://www.normanfdn.org/
The Norman Foundation supports efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental, and social well-being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives. These efforts may
(1) promote community-based economic development efforts that try out new ownership structures and financing mechanisms;
(2) work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, and to link environmental issues with economic and social justice; or
(3) promote civil rights by fighting discrimination and violence and working for equity.
The foundation provides grants for general support, projects, and collaborative efforts. It also welcomes innovative proposals designed to build the capacity of social change organizations working in the listed areas of interest. The foundation does not make grants to support conferences, scholarships, research, films, media or arts projects, or to capital funding projects, fundraising drives, or direct social service programs, such as shelters or community health programs.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits : Environment
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Partnerships for Change
http://www.partnershipsforchange.cc/rfp.asp
Partnerships for Change is a new multi-jurisdictional planning assistance program developed by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), Michigan Municipal League (MML), Michigan Townships Association (MTA), Michigan Society of Planning (MSP), and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). The overall mission of the program is to foster new and expanded cooperation between cities, townships and villages in developing and carrying out local land use policies that contribute to the preservation of cultural and natural resources. Wherever possible, these policies should encourage urban redevelopment and discourage urban sprawl. Administered by LIAA, Partnerships for Change is funded by over $700,000 in grants from the Americana Foundation, Frey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, C.S. Mott Foundation, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Coastal Management Program, as well as MML and MTA.
There are two key requirements for participation in the Partnerships for Change program: 1. a commitment to adopting new policies and/or programs that provide additional protections for critical natural and cultural resources; and 2. a commitment to cooperative planning with one or more neighboring municipalities as a means of developing and adopting these policies and/or programs. All applications should be sent to: Partnerships for Change, Land Information Access Association, 324 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/sdop/
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People supports grassroots projects that are developed, owned, and controlled by groups of poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people. Priority is given to local projects rather than regional, statewide, or national projects. Generally, annual grants range from $10,000 to $50,000 for projects in the U.S.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Religion and Social Services.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Senator Carl Levin's Grants Page
https://www.levin.senate.gov/help/grants?pid=ae31eaa5-b6c3-bea0-c69d-6de66e02fe07
My Michigan regional offices have sponsored several grant workshops for nonprofit organizations seeking information on the grant process. Materials from recent workshops can be downloaded.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Senator Debbie Stabenow's Grant Assistance and Procurement Page
http://stabenow.senate.gov/?p=grant
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Smart Communities Network: Funding Opportunities
http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/management/financl.shtml
As with any successful venture, financing is an essential component of sustainable development. Learning about the range of financial resources that are available will help your community or business in planning and implementing sustainable development projects. This web site highlights various programs, primarily federal, from around the country.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

State Farm Foundation
http://www.statefarm.com/foundati/cogrants.htm
The State Farm Companies Foundation makes charitable contributions to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, and educational institutions. The Foundation does not fund individuals seeking personal help or scholarships, banquets, tours, competitions, teams, or clubs, politically partisan programs, religious programs, and organizations outside the United States and Canada. The State Farm Foundation was established in 1922. The Foundation's philanthropic interests are meeting the needs of their communities by focusing their giving in three areas: education, safety, and community development. Proposals are accepted year-round and are reviewed in a timely manner. However, approval time depends on the requesting amount and completeness of the proposal. Requests exceeding $100,000 are considered quarterly. For more information contact, Public Affairs Office, Michigan Operations Center, 410 East Drive, Marshall, Michigan 49069-0001; Telephone: (616) 789-5000; E-mail: jobopps.mich@statefarm.com.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Survey of Economic Development Programs in Michigan
http://www.crcmich.org/EDSurvey/toc.html
The updated 2007 publication builds upon this effort by updating the descriptions of the 35 federal and state economic development initiatives still in effect, analyzing 8 new initiatives, and expounding program concepts to further aid the reader. Major program categories include Federal Zone Programs, Grants or Direct Subsidies, Loans, Tax Abatements or Credits, Financing Programs and Tax Authorities, and Job and Employment Training programs. Programs not befitting these are listed as Other Local Unit Economic Development Options and Miscellaneous Authorities, Miscellaneous Grants and Loan Programs, and Miscellaneous Statewide Programs. These program categories include sundry economic development programs, and non-program, statutory adjuncts that facilitate development activities. It is important to note, however, that several programs could be categorized by more than 1 heading. For example, the Freight Economic Development Program is structured as a loan program, but functions as a grant program if employment targets and other incentives are met by the participant. Program classification was predicated, ultimately, on the primary mission of the program. Citizens Research Council of Michigan Report, 2nd edition, 2007.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Survey of Economic Development Programs in Michigan
http://crcmich.org/PUBLICAT/2000s/2007/rpt347.pdf
An update to CRC Report no. 334, describing 35 federal and state economic development initiatives still in effect, analyzing 8 new initiatives, and expounding program concepts to further aid the reader. Citizens Research Council of Michigan Report No. 347, June 2007. 2nd edition.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Transportation Grants Available from the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Gants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Transportation Grants/Programs from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
http://grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=CATSEARCH&fundActivity=T
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government. Select transportation as funding activity category.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Trickle Up Organization
http://www.trickleup.org/
Founded in 1979, the Trickle Up Program's mission is to help the lowest income people worldwide take the first step up out of poverty, by providing conditional seed capital and business training essential to the launch of a microenterprise. This proven social and economic empowerment model is implemented in partnership with local agencies.
Trickle Up currently works with nearly 50 Coordinating Partner Agencies to help implement our program in the United States. Our domestic partners are generally community-based organizations or community development corporations that have an established track record of reaching the economically disadvantaged in underserved neighborhoods. In addition, we aim to work with partners who provide Trickle Up entrepreneurs with links to credit or savings, vocational training and/or technical assistance to support their enterprises. Implementation of Trickle Up requires that our partners identify grantees/entrepreneurs, disburse seed capital, and provide them with business training. Coordinating Partner Agencies find that incorporating Trickle Up into their program strengthens their organizational capacity, the skills of their staff, the ability to do outreach, and the overall success of their programs. None of these partnering agencies are located in Michigan as of yet.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

WalMart Foundation
http://www.walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/203.aspx
Through its community involvement program, WalMart provides funding to a number of nonprofits working in the areas of children, community, education, and environment. WalMart also provides scholarships to associates.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Woodward Corridor Investment Fund
http://www.woodwardcorridorfund.org/
A new fund sponsored by the Kresge Foundation and others is fronting $30 million to help develop new housing options along the Woodward Corridor in Detroit.
(Last checked 06/08/14)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

FUNDING SOURCES FOR COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2003-2004 : A GUIDE TO CURRENT SOURCES FOR LOCAL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS. Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 2003. 9th edition, 705pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HN90.C6 F86 ed.9 2003/2004
Citizen groups, government agencies, nonprofits, community foundations and trusts, and individuals can access information on over 3,200 current opportunities--including capital construction projects, health care programs, rural education and cultural outreach service delivery programs, and genral opeating support for existing organizations--from 2, 346 sponsors.Includes a list of www sites of sponsoring organizations and a 12 page guide to proposal planning and writing by Lynn E. Miner, Marquette University.

RAISING MONEY IN LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS: A GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. Susan Wright. New York, N.Y. : Carol Publishing Group, 1993. 106pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HG 177 .W75 1993
Describes the process of raising money for individuals and small businesses. Includes sections on loans, Small Business Administration financing, venture capital, creating a business plan, grant proposals, program-related investments, working with nonprofits, and federal agency funding.

SURVEY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN. Livonia, Mich. ; Citizens Research Council of Michigan, 2nd edition, 152pp.. Planning and Design Library HC107 .M5 S87 2007
While state and federal agencies offer ample information on economic development programs in Michigan, the absence of a central repository of major programs has prompted the CRC to attempt such a compendium. This book categorizes and describes over 40 federal and state economic development initiatives, and offers the reader an index of programs and program concepts for ease of use.

 

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