In 2013 the Charlotte Generosity Fund awarded two $1,000 grants to local non-profit organizations that demonstrated the ability to collaborate in order to make a difference in the lives of Eaton County residents. This spring, Charlotte Generosity Fund committee members are looking to continue to make a positive impact in the area.
Grant applications are now available at Fulton Lumber Co. in Charlotte. You can also request an application by sending an email to or posting to the Charlotte Generosity Fund Facebook page. Grant applications are available to any local non-profit, regardless of size, that demonstrates a program or cause that utilizes collaboration. Applicants must also show how their program meets one of seven elements of a healthy community:
• Meets the basic needs of residents
• Promotes health and wellness
• Creates quality education and learning opportunities for all ages
• Ensures a vibrant and diversified economy
• Provides broad access to arts and culture
• Fosters strong and connected neighborhoods and communities
• Protects and stewards the natural environment
“By sharing resources and focusing on mutual goals, our community has the capacity to enhance existing programs as well as recognizing and addressing emerging needs,” stated Christi Dutcher, Charlotte Generosity Fund advisory committee chair. “To that end, organizations applying for grants must demonstrate collaboration with other organizations in the region.”
The Charlotte Generosity Fund, a fund within the Eaton County Community Foundation, was established in 2013 through funds raised during the annual John Gaedert Generosity Celebration. Applications are due by May 19 and can be mailed to ECCF-Charlotte Generosity Fund, 316 N. Washington St., Charlotte, MI 48813.