2024 Grant Cycle is Open
Application deadline is October 27, 2023 | Grant funds will be awarded first quarter of 2024
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation (DACF) and its two affiliates, the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation and the Norway Area Community Foundation, will be paying out up to $590,515 in grants and scholarships for 2024.
Up to $248,180 in scholarships will be awarded in 2024 through the following schools: Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, North Dickinson, Crystal Falls, Niagara, Florence, Pembine, and West Iron High Schools. Graduating seniors should check with their scholarship coordinator for the applications and criteria for the DACF scholarships offered at their school. Applications and criteria will be available on the DACF website starting in January 2024.
Agency & Field Grants
$342,335 is available for agency and field of interest grants in 2024. Grant application forms for field of interest grants are now available in the Forms box above.
If you are interested in applying for any of the grant funds listed below or require additional information, please contact the Dickinson Area Community Foundation office at 906-774-3131 for more information or to request the appropriate application forms and instructions.
Deadline for application submission to the Foundation was October 27, 2023.
Grant funds will be awarded in the first quarter of 2024.
Field of Interest Program Grants
$67,676 is available for field of interest program grants during the 2024 Grant Cycle. Grants are available from the following funds to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and agencies or organizations affiliated with non-taxable organizations (i.e., schools, churches, cities) located in or servicing people in the Dickinson County area and surrounding Michigan and Wisconsin areas.
Civic Improvement Fund
$3,779 Funds available for collaborative project(s) to benefit or serve the Iron Mountain, Kingsford, and Breitung Township communities. The Grant Committee includes a representative from each community.
Community Health Fund
$2,212 Funds available for grants for youth and senior health-related programs (i.e., programs designed to reduce behavioral risk factors such as substance abuse, alcohol/binge drinking, smoking, and depression; and to encourage healthy activities).
$4,537 Funds available for grants for projects that improve or create methods of enhancing natural resources in the region.
Fine Arts Fund
$2,438 Funds available for grants for projects in the area of theatrical, musical, and performing arts.
Health Care Fund
$2,415 Funds available for grants for programs involved in prevention, primary physical health care, educational, and other health related services.
Homeless Prevention Fund
$3,034 Funds available for grants for programs that provide assistance to people in need to prevent loss of homes.
$2,417 Funds available for grants to organizations that provide food to people in need.
Iron Mountain/Kingsford Kellogg Youth Fund
$22,205 Funds available for granting to applicants from the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area by the Iron Mountain/Kingsford Youth Advisory Committee (YACs) for youth-related programs.
Dickinson Area Non-Profit Agencies
$243,673 in grant funds will be paid out to the following Dickinson non-profit agencies that have established agency funds with the Foundation. Earnings in the individual organizations' agency funds are disbursed annually to the designated agency or organizaiton, in accordance with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation's spending policy.
Adult Basic Education
Almost Home Animal Shelter
Bay Cliff Health Camp
Crystal Lake Senior Center
Dickinson County Bike Path (DTN)
Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet
Dickinson Conservation District
Northern Lights YMCA
Menominee Range Historical Foundation
Northwoods Air Lifeline
Friends of the Braumart
Friends of Camp Batawagama
Light at the Inn
Champion Romney (DICSA)
Visual Arts (Association of Student Artists
Dickinson County Hospital
Newberg Living Endowment Fund
Dickinson Area Community Foundation
Norway Area Community Foundation
$7,090 Funds available for field of interest grants for non-profit organizations and agencies in the Norway, Michigan community in 2024.
Norway Affiliate Fund
$3,612 Funds available for grants for programs in the Noway community area.
Norway Kellogg Youth Fund
$3,478 Funds available for granting to applicants from the Norway area by the Norway Youth Advisory Committee (YACs) for youth related programs.
Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation
$17,549 Funds available for field of interest grants for non-profit organizations and agencies in the Crystal Falls, Michigan community in 2024.
Forest Park Youth Fund
$16,629 Funds available for granting by the Forest Park Youth Advisory Committee (YACs) for youth related programs in the Crystal Falls area.
Crystal Falls Community Project Fund
$920 Funds available for granting for community projects in the Crystal Falls area.
Crystal Falls Area Non-Profit Agencies
$3,363 in grant funds will be paid out to the following Crystal Falls non-profit agencies that have established agency funds with the Foundation.
Harbour House (Crystal Falls Koob Historic Fund)
Contemporary Center (Crystal Falls Koob Youth Fund)