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How to Apply

Step 1: Register your nonprofit.

Registering your nonprofit signs you up for emails regarding our grant programs and gives you access to the NonProfit Portal. If your nonprofit is already registered and you’d like to add or change users, please email us at grants@aaacf.org with the name, title and contact info for new users.

Step 2: Review grant programs. 

Information about each grant program is available under Grants Overview. When each grant cycle opens for applications, additional information will be posted online through a Request for Proposals (RFP).

Step 3: Apply for a grant online through our NonProfit Portal.




Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for an AAACF grant?

501(c)(3) nonprofits providing services in Washtenaw County, Michigan are eligible to apply for grants from the AAACF.

How do I apply for a grant?

To apply for a grant, all organizations must register for access via the Nonprofit Portal. 

After receiving login credentials, all organizations must contact the appropriate AAACF Community Investment Team member, as specified on the grants main page. This will be done either with a phone call, webinar video, or information session.

The application and all additional resources are accessed through the Nonprofit Portal.  

Please note that each grant cycle is open for approximately 5 weeks.

How many applications may an agency submit during a single cycle?

Organizations may submit one unique application per grant program. For example, an organization may request support from the Youth Council for a project, and submit a separate application to the Bach Fund, as long as it is for a different project. 

Does AAACF make out-of-cycle grants?

AAACF does not make out-of-cycle grants.

When are grant decisions released?

There are variations between each grant program, but all applicants will be contacted no later than eight weeks after the grant deadline. 

What is Coordinated Funding?

For all questions pertaining to Coordinated Funding, please visit their website at www.coordinatedfunders.org.

Nonprofit Portal FAQ’s

How do I register?

Registration for the Nonprofit Portal can be found here.

What happens if I forgot my password?

Please contact Maryellen Ferro or Katie Van Dusen to request that your password be reset.


What happens if I need to either add or remove administrators for my account?

To make any changes to the grant administrators on the account, please contact Maryellen Ferro or Katie Van Dusen.


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