The MCC Foundation funds selected projects of the College each calendar year. Grant requests are open to all areas of the College and all proposed projects must demonstrate a direct benefit to the College.

Mini-Grant Proposal Guidelines

Application

The MCC Foundation will fund selected projects of the College each calendar year. In order for projects to be considered for funding, a mini-grant proposal must be approved by your respective supervisor, Vice President, and the President (if direct report). The President will forward the proposal to the Foundation Board for final approval. Guidelines governing these proposals follow.

Project Requirements

Grant requests are open to all areas of the College, and all proposed projects must demonstrate a direct benefit to the College and enhance the student experience. Proposals for program support or other departmental projects must show that there are no available funds in their respective budgets.The proposal must include a method of evaluating the effectiveness or value of the request. For example, in a proposal for student emergency financial assistance, documentation could be provided indicating the number of students and the needs that will be met with Foundation funds. Funds available each year for mini-grant proposals are contingent on the success of Foundation special projects, i.e. Reverse Raffle, Golf Tournament. Proposals are funded for one year only and must be used by June 30 of each year.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals must be submitted to respective supervisors, Vice Presidents or President (if direct report) at any time during the fiscal year. Within five working days, the supervisor, and Vice President will recommend/not recommend the mini-grant application to the College President. The President will make a recommendation will to be presented to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Grant recipients will be notified of funding within 10 days of submitting the grant proposal.

Proposal Reporting

By June 30th of each year, the administrator of the funded proposal will be required to present to the Board a narrative follow-up report on the outcome of the grant activities. This report should be specific in detailing purchases, sponsored activities, or other verification of expenditures.

Proposal Budgets

Each funded mini-grant will be expended directly through the Foundation Office. Grant expenditures should parallel the proposed activities and will be monitored through the President’s Office. At the end of the grant period (June 30), any monies remaining will revert to the Foundation.

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