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Community Grantmaking Program

AAACF is pleased to announce that
we are now accepting applications!

Educational Equity & Economic Empowerment Grant Program

Total Grant Dollars: $300,000

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation's Community Investment Committee is seeking opportunities to invest funds that will support the healing of our communities. We recognize the economic disparities as well as the inequitable hardships that exist in Washtenaw County and that were made more apparent due to the pandemic.

The Community Grantmaking Program seeks to increase opportunities for economic empowerment and education attainment and to decrease racial and economic inequities throughout Washtenaw County by investing in community-based organizations, capacity-building, programs, and/or services that support:

Equity in Education:
  • Increase literacy efforts for marginalized youth in middle to high school
  • Providing mental health and wellness opportunities for marginalized youth from elementary to high school
  • Mentoring programs that provide a holistic approach and empower marginalized youth from elementary to high school
Economic Empowerment:
  • Educational programming to support those experiencing unemployment and/or economic hardship
  1. One application per organization.
  2. Attending an information session is a requirement.


Available Grant Dollars: ~$300,000 (request up to $20,000)
Geographic Reach: Washtenaw County
Staff Contact: Amina Iqbal

Application Submission Process:

  1. Review grant program guidelines at
  2. If needed, register for the NonProfit Portal to receive access to the grant application. All organizations must submit a request for credentials by Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 
  3. Attend one of three REQUIRED Information Sessions. Detailed information about the Information Sessions and a link can be found here.
  4. Submit completed application through the NonProfit Portal by 5:00PM est on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

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