At RCCF, we make grants to Roscommon County’s effective not-for-profits as an investment in our community and the men, women and children who live here. We’re also dedicated to helping Roscommon County students enroll in college and succeed once they get there, offering multiple scholarships to help them do just that.
Grants are only available to governmental agencies or those with a 501 c3 designation. Grants are not available for individuals, for profit businesses, or nonprofits without a 501 c3.
We have two sources of grants, the main RCCF funds and the YAC funds. Within each grant fund source, you may apply for a “common grant” or a mini grant. Common grants are for a maximum of $2500 and mini grants are for a maximum of $300. YAC grants must be related to or to benefit youth or children of Roscommon County. RCCF common grants and mini grants must be related to or benefit the residents of Roscommon County. The grant applications must be in the RCCF office by 3:00 of the last day of the application period. This is usually April 30 or October 30. Grants received after the closing day of the period will be submitted for the next grant cycle. Grants are usually awarded one to two months after the closing of the submission period. Grant applicants will be expected to make a presentation to the grant readers. Those who are not available to make a presentation, or are unable to send a representative, will not be awarded grants.
Information for the RCCF Common Grant (Read this before filling out the application.)
Information for the YAC Common Grant (Read this before filling out the application.)
Roscommon County Community Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy
The Roscommon County Community Foundation prohibits discrimination against current or prospective board members, employees and volunteers on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristics. The Roscommon County Community Foundation commits to the principle of equal opportunity, especially in all aspects of employee relations, including employment, salary administration, employee development, promotions and transfers.
The Foundation’s grant making policies reflect the belief that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in an organization’s activities and decision-making process. Thus, the Foundation actively seeks to promote access, equity and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination based on race, creed, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other factors that deny the essential humanity of all people. This principle is a lens through which all the work of the Foundation is viewed.
The Foundation reserves the right to decline proposals from organizations the board and staff of which do not reflect the diversity of the community in which they work.