Seeking A Grant

lakemichiganThe Wege Foundation accepts online applications twice a year, in the spring and fall, from any current 501(c)(3) organization.  Our grant application is currently closed.


GRANT GUIDELINES

As you consider submitting a grant application, please keep in mind your request should align with one of our five areas of interest (Education, Environment, Arts & Culture, Health Care, and Community Service) and should serve the Kent County area.  If your project contains a capital campaign element, your project must be LEED certified.  Please note that the Wege Foundation may only fund a portion of your project.

Prior to submitting your application, please review The Wege Foundation’s Cross-Cutting Themes and Goals and “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” policy.

Applications for Special Initiative grants for projects outside the Kent County, Michigan, area are accepted by invitation only and should not be submitted through this web site.


APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete our brief eligibility quiz at the bottom of this page for our grant link to become available.
  • Submit a grant application through our online system.
  • After the request has been submitted, one of our staff members may contact you for a meeting or site visit.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by our Grants Committee.  You will be notified of a decision within two weeks following our committee meeting. 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Katy Furtado at kfurtado@wegefoundation.org or (616) 957-0480.


GRANT REPORT REQUIREMENTS

Beginning in 2017, all grant reports should be submitted through the grantee web portal.  For more information, please contact Katy Furtado at kfurtado@wegefoundation.org.

Click here for our grant reporting guidelines.


ELIGIBILITY QUIZ

Click here to take the eligibility quiz!