Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation 2021 Catholic School Grant Application

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2022 School Grant Awards

The Arnie Ochs Cornerstone Fund of the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation is proud to announce that all 16 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Gaylord received a $5,000 unrestricted grant award in July 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Click here to view the 2021 School Grant Recipients

The Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation (NMCF) intends to award a maximum of $50,000 to Catholic schools to support innovative programs designed to engage and retain students and teachers in the school’s Catholic mission. This is broad because we know that Catholic schools have unique ideas and needs that can be supported through this grant. NMCF wants to hear from our schools and learn your ideas to inspire generations of future faithful Catholic leaders.

Ideal grant applications will present a school need that is currently unmet, either because it was cut from funding or is a new idea that has yet to find appropriate funding. Additionally, ideal grant applications will focus on Catholic initiatives within the school. This is a onetime grant available to Catholic schools located in northern Michigan.

Grants will be awarded in June 2021 and are intended for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please feel free to contact Christie Perdue, President at NMCF with any and all questions, 231-922-9070 or [email protected].

In general, NMCF will not fund:

  • Grants directly to individuals, political parties, or for-profit organizations
  • Annual fundraising events or drives
  • Organizations not supported or endorsed by the Catholic Church or not serving an identifiable Catholic population

Grant Timeline:

Early March: Schools are notified of the available grant application.

Friday April 16, 2021: Grant applications due to NMCF, submitted online below

June 2021: Grant announcements will be made and recipients notified.

Please note: This is an online grant application process without the ability to save as you go. We strongly recommend that you complete the application in a Word document and cut and paste your answers into the online grant application. You have only submitted the application once you press SUBMIT and see a confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission.

2021 NMCF Catholic School Grant Application

  • If different from above, please submit the name, phone number, email, and title of the school’s main development and fundraising contact person and principal.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    Please also upload or list the names and contact information of voluntary school board members or school advisory council members.
  • Description of School & Community

  • Grant Information

  • Please detail all aspects of the proposed program/project, and why your school views this as a defined need for your student and staff population.
  • Include all costs and income for this program/project. This should include all other funding sources if you are requesting partial funding from NMCF.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    If you would like to upload a file with your grant budget, please do so here.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.