The Sigmund Grant Process

Sigmund Foundation grants are available to designated 501(c)(3) organizations in Jackson and Lenawee counties.  Although education is the primary focus of the Foundation, grants have varied according to the merits of the request.  

There are not set deadlines for submitting Letters of Intent. After submitting a completed Letter of Intent that is attached to this website, the Board of Directors will make a decision as to whether a full proposal should be reviewed.

Should they agree, the nonprofit will be sent a Sigmund Grant Application. A site visit will be scheduled by staff.  Depending on the request, potential grantees can anticipate a decision within eight to twelve weeks after their proposal has been received.

Hints About Grantwriting

1.  Research your potential funder: What areas do they usually fund? Check their websites: how much are their average grants? What type of programs do they usually fund? If you are unable to locate this information on the Internet, by all means contact them.

2.  Learn the difference between a Letter of Intent and a Proposal. Provide the potential funder with the information they request– in the order in requested.  Find out when letters of support are appropriate. 

3.  Writing grants to Federal agencies and private/family/community foundations differ greatly.

4.  Take advantage of grant writing seminars in your area. Information that is acquired will give you a helping hand in your search for funds.  In addition, the Internet is full of free websites devoted to grant making.  In Jackson and Lenawee counties, contact the Nonprofit Network for their expertise.

Previously Funded Grants

Adrian Rea Literacy Center – Operating - $25,000
Alzheimer’s Association - Expansion of Programs - $20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Lenawee County  - $85,000
Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties - $115,000
Community Respite Center – Scholarships for respite care - $10,000
Disability Connection, Inc  - Transportation Vouchers Pilot Program -$4,000
Foote Health Systems - Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies- $10,000
Great Sauk Trail Council/Boy Scouts of America - Dining Hall - $100,000
Herrick Medical Center – Women’s Health Center - $10,000
Hot Air Jubilee – Operating - $5,000
Jackson Community Foundation - Jackson Legacy Program - $5,000
Jackson County Airport - Aviation Heritage Park - $20,000
Jackson Friendly Home – Operating - $123,000
Jackson Habitat for Humanity – Operating - $25,000
John George Home, Inc – Operating Funds - $60,000
Jackson YMCA – Pool Lift - $4,300
John George Home, Inc – Operating Funds - $20,000
Lily Missions Center - Teen Transition Program - $13,500
Nonprofit Network – Operating – $2,500
Michigan Foster Care Closet – Utility Expenses - $3,265
Rise Above – Suspended and Expelled Program - $27,000
St. Luke’s Clinic – Operating Expenses - $5,000
The Daily Bread of Lenawee, Inc. – Operating - $20,100
The Reading Writing Connection – Scholarships - $5,000
United Way of Jackson County – Campaign - $10,000
United Way of Lenawee County - Lenawee 2-1-1 - $5,000