Fall 2022 grant cycle now open for inquiries


Our Fall 2022 grant cycle is now closed. Our next, twice-yearly cycle will open in early 2023 with a deadline of March 1, 2023.

The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all people in Emmet County. As a place-based grantmaker, the Community Foundation is committed to making the community stronger including through its twice-per-year grant cycle. We are currently inviting eligible nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities to apply to the Fall 2022 grant cycle.

The application process begins with an email inquiry to [email protected]. From here, the foundation’s grant team of Kassia Perpich and Sarah Ford, both Directors of Community Philanthropy, will contact prospective applicants to learn more about their proposed projects and answer questions about the foundation’s grantmaking process. Eligible organizations will then be invited to submit a grant application.

We encourage interested organizations to reach out as early as possible. This allows ample time for prospective applicants to schedule a conversation with foundation staff. Inquiries will be accepted through Monday, September 26, 2022. Grant applications are due Monday, October 3, 2022.

Application review will take place following the grant deadline and will engage advisory committees made up of community members. Youth- and family-focused applications will be reviewed by the foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), made up of 24 area teens. The YAC will prioritize proposals that address issues identified in the Youth Needs Assessment, with the highest priority on youth mental health. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in late November 2022.

More information about our grant application process can be found here.


Monday, September 26:          Last day for grant conversations with foundation staff

Monday, October 3:                  Grant applications due by 11:59 pm EDT