The Pokagon Fund’s Municipal grants are awarded for projects that are requested by the governing board of any of the following jurisdictions and then approved by the Fund’s Board of Directors: the City of New Buffalo; the Townships of New Buffalo, Three Oaks or Chikaming; the Villages of Three Oaks, Grand Beach or Michiana; River Valley School District; or New Buffalo Area Schools.
Application for Municipal grants are reviewed as they are submitted. TPF’s Board of Directors will usually make a decision on each application at its regular meeting in the month following when an Initial Questionnaire (if a Letter of Inquiry is necessary) or full application is submitted but it reserves the right to postpone a decision.
A unit of government that is not on the list above may not request a Municipal grant from the Fund but may want to consider an application for Discretionary funding. Those municipalities considering submitting a Municipal grant application should contact The Pokagon Fund to determine the amount of funding that is available for it to request because these amounts change frequently. Projects must align with one or more of TPF’s purposes, which are outlined in the “Discretionary and Municipal Grantmaking Guidelines” available using the link below.