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Ypsilanti Area Community Fund Grant Program

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

Total Grant Dollars: $70,000

YACF Mission Statement: Every family in the Ypsilanti area will thrive by gaining access to programs and services through collaborative partnerships across sectors that measurably increase health outcomes and educational attainment leading to economic well-being.

Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) is seeking opportunities to invest funds in community-based projects that specifically support racial equity programs related to economic empowerment including efforts related to systemic transformation, and revitalization throughout Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township (48197 and 48198 zip codes).

Priority will be given to applications with the following focuses. Funding examples, but not limited to, are listed below each focus.

Community Public Health:
  • Mental health supportive programming
  • Violence prevention support
  • Providing health and wellness opportunities for families
Youth Educational Support:
  • Mentoring Programs/Leadership Development
Community Support
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Programming to support those experiencing unemployment 
  1. One application per organization.
  2. Attending an information session is a requirement.


Geographic Reach: Ypsilanti/Ypsilanti Township
Available Grant Dollars: ~$70,000 (request up to $10,000)
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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