$30,000 in Community Grants Available from Herman Gundlach Fund

Applications Due August 10th at Keweenaw Community Foundation Office


Hancock, Michigan—The Herman Gundlach Fund of the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications for its annual granting cycle. $30,000 is available from the fund for local organizations addressing community needs. Individual grants will be funded up to $5,000. To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than noon on August 10th, 2016. Grant award recipients will be announced by September 28th, 2016.


Donor-advised funds are established at the bequest of a donor wishing to provide flexible capital for charitable activities while retaining the ability to make annual grant recommendations to specific projects or interest areas. From captain of the Houghton High School and Harvard University football teams to a captain of industry, Herman “Winks” Gundlach Jr. was a man of many passions. Besides being a successful businessman, he was a prominent activist. Upon his death at age 91 in 2005, instructions were laid out about how to continue his legacy of giving back to the community he grew up in and worked in. Through the Herman Gundlach Fund, Winks continues to leave his mark on the community he loved.

Applications are available on KCF’s website at http://keweenawcommunityfoundation.org/grants-scholarships/donor-advised-grants/. Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes.  Preference will be given to programs that are collaborative in nature between multiple community organizations. Grants must be used to address community needs for any or all ages throughout the Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

For more information on giving or grant opportunities, please visit the KCF website (www.keweenawgives.org) or email mail@k-c-f.org. To be placed on KCF’s request for proposals list, please email your contact information to mail@k-c-f.org. You will be notified when grants become available.

KCF welcomes partnerships in the Foundation and urges interested parties to share this information with their constituents and all sub-groups within their organization.  Tax deductible contributions may be made to any of KCF’s 80+  funds online at www.keweenawgives.org.  All contributions to a permanent endowment of KCF qualify for a Federal Tax Credit.

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