The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan invites nonprofits with annual budgets of under $500,000 to apply for 5 grants of $7,500 available through our new initiative,Catapult. Our goal is to help support innovative nonprofit projects that could be “catapulted” forward with a small grant of this nature.
The application is brief and simple. The Catapult Steering Committee, seven entrepreneurs from southeast Michigan committed to supporting socially minded efforts in our region, select a group of semi-finalists who pitch their ideas to the group. Grant recipients receive a $7,500 grant and coaching.
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, or organizations that are pursuing nonprofit status and have a strong fiscal sponsor. You must be located in and/or serve southeast Michigan, have a clear mission that addresses community needs, and fill a gap in social investment.
The Catapult Steering Committee members have an interest in building infrastructure and capacity for emerging nonprofit, social impact enterprises in southeast Michigan. Beyond grant dollars, we want to help create additional opportunities for grant recipients to strengthen and sustain their work.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 1, 2016
Go to cfsem.org/initiative/catapult to apply, see 2015 winners and meet the Catapult Steering Committee
Contact: Karen Chassin, Director of Communications, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a multi-faceted, full service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in southeast Michigan. We promote and facilitate community philanthropy in seven counties in southeast Michigan: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair. Catapult is powered by the Ann and Carman Adams Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, a fund that supports the entrepreneurial skills of young people and encourages the economic development of southeast Michigan.