Frequently Asked Questions

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

AAACF does not make out-of-cycle grants.

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.

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

Click "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts to reset your password. If you are unable to reset your password, please contact Nathan Smith ( for assistance.

To make any changes to the grant administrators on the account, please contact Nathan Smith(

  1. Login to the Nonprofit Portal
  2. Navigate to "View Applications"
  3. Find the previously started application and click on the App ID to continue working

Steps to Apply

While every competitive grant program will have instructions on how to apply that may have additional requirements, such as attending an information session, the following steps are reflective of the general application process and can get you prepared for when the program you want to apply for is open.

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 registering for the first time, please follow the link above and if you are already registered, please email for credential resets or to update contacts (include name, job title and contact info for new users). For non-technical questions about grant programs, please see the Grants Programs page for details on who to contact.

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

The Applicant Tutorial is a helpful resource for navigating and applying in the portal.

To apply for a grant, register your nonprofit.