ICE Grant Application - 2015

Innovative Community Enhancement Grants

Have pride in your community? Have a innovative idea that shows & shares that pride? 

Enter to win up to $500 to put your idea into action! This initiative has been formed to 

support small impactful projects and programs aimed at enhancing and engaging 

communities. The strongest proposals will demonstrate creativity and innovation.

 

Inspired by immense community pride found in Huron County, the Huron County 

Community Foundation is awarding multiple grants to projects that demonstrate and share 

that pride. Examples of projects include displays of public art, the beautification of a vacant lot, a public

performance, sidewalk chalking, planning a community day of service, starting a new summer youth

program... the possibilities are endless! 

 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS 

1. Have an idea.

2. Submit that idea by completing a short application (found above) along with one picture/visual 

representation of your idea. 

3. If your idea meets the qualifications, it will be unveiled at the Foundation's Annual 

Celebration. You will be able to represent your idea in person.

4. Ideas and photos will be posted for voting, so get everyone you know to vote for your 

idea on the Foundation's Facebook page. 

5. If your idea is one of the top vote-getters, you receive up to $500 to enhance your 

community! 

 

THE REST OF THE DETAILS

• Grants up to $500 will be awarded for projects that enhance your community. 

Submitted programs/projects must be for the benefit of Huron County citizens and 

not for personal or business benefit. Grant dollars awarded are to be used to 

complete the proposed project. 

• This includes new projects or programs, program enhancement within the scope of 

work or expansion of an already existing project.

• Any individual, business, or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. Only one 

application per individual, business, or non-profit organization, please. 

• Application: 

- Find the application form above

-Complete form which includes a 300 character project description. 

- Include one photo or illustration depicting your project in jpg format.

• Simply e-mail: hccf@huroncounty.com or mail: HCCF, PO Box 56 Bad Axe, MI 48413

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

• Monday, March 16th 2015, 5pm is Grant Deadline. 

• Monday, April 20th - Voting will begin at noon.

• Friday, May 1st - Voting will conclude at midnight.

• April 17th, 6pm - Presentation opportunity at the HCCF Annual Celebration: 

Port Austin Kayak & Bicycle Rental.

• Friday, May 8th - Winning applicants will be notified and may be asked for more in 

depth information on the project.

 

THE FINE PRINT

All grant application entries become the property of the HCCF and applications meeting the 

required criteria will be voted on by the public via the Foundation’s Facebook page 

(www.facebook.com/huroncountycf). The HCCF will post the Project Description (300 

characters) and photo/illustration depicting your project. Each “Like” received for that project 

will count as one (1) vote, so encourage your supporters to “Like” your photo! There is a 

limit of one (1) vote per Facebook account per project. The project ideas with the most 

votes will receive funding. Please note that the HCCF reserves the right not to publish 

applications that do not meet grant guidelines. As with all of our grants, decisions are 

subject to HCCF Board of Trustees’ approval.