Our Four-Step Application Process is designed to be as clear and simple as possible. For applicants who have received funding from Arcus within the past three years, we have streamlined some aspects of Steps 3 and 4. At any point within the process, feel free to call our program staff for guidance.
Grants are awarded four times a year – but you can submit a Letter of Inquiry at any time.
We believe the organizations we fund should share our goals of inclusiveness, diversity and respect. We therefore require our partners to have an official, board approved EEO policy that specifically includes protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that we do not make grants to individuals, or for scholarships, lobbying purposes, political campaigns or medical research.
Unless otherwise instructed, all applicants, new or returning, must submit a Letter of Inquiry Form (LOI), upon invitation, in order to be considered for grant support.
Applicants that have not received funding by the Arcus Foundation in the past three years must also submit:
1. IRS 501(c)3 letter to verify non-profit status (if applicable)
2. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Click here to download the LOI form.
After reviewing your Letter of Inquiry, the Foundation will let you know whether a full proposal is invited, and if so, the deadline for submission. Detailed instructions for submitting a proposal can be found in Step 4. Our Grant Application Checklist will also guide you through the process.
Final decisions on grant awards are made by the Foundation’s Board, which meets to review funding requests four times a year.
Please contact your program assistant at any time for assistance in completing your proposal. Each proposal must include the following:
1. Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, completed and signed.
2. Proposal Form
a.) Board of Directors List with affiliations.
b.) Financial Information
Email or Upload (We prefer you send your proposal electronically.)
2. Via upload:http://www.arcusfoundation.org/pages_3/upload.cfm
Mail to: (If you are not able to email or upload your application, please mail 3 hard copies of the full packet including attachments, without binders or folders. )
402 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
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The Foundation invites inquiries from organizations with projects falling under these areas. For more information on the submitting an inquiry, click the links below:
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