MGM Resorts Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2020 Community Grant Fund Program

The MGM Resorts Foundation is accepting applications for its Community Grant Fund program from local nonprofits working to address hunger, support families, and improve the lives of residents in southern Nevada, Michigan and Mississippi.

Through the program, the company collection contributions donated by employees of MGM Resorts and, with input provided by the company's Community Grant Councils, distributes the funds through a competitive proposal process to nonprofits in MGM communities. In 2019, the council awarded eighty-five grants. 

The program gives priority to agencies/projects/programs that provide services in the following areas: affordable housing, economic opportunity/workforce development, k-12 education, family services, food insecurity, health and wellness, homelessness, services for seniors, and services for veterans and military families.

To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal revenue Code and have been in existence for a minimum of thirty-six months. Eligible organizations may apply for a maximum of $80,000 in southern Nevada, $15,000 in Michigan and Biloxi, Mississippi, and $10,000 in Tunica, Mississippi and metropolitan D.C.

Organizations applying for more than one project or program must submit a separate application for each program. If an organization receives funding for more than one project or program, it cannot receive more than $90,000 per year in southern Nevada, $25,000 in Michigan, and Biloxi, Mississippi, and $15,000 in Tunica, Mississippi and metro D.C.

For additional information, including eligibility criteria and lists of past grant recipients, see the MGM resorts Foundation website.

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Deadline: September 30, 2019