Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Marshall County has applied for and received grants several times. Most recently the organization started a new program titled, “Sports Bigs”, which is focused on matching adults and children with a common interest in sports. They found that often “Bigs” had difficulty finding something to relate to with the “Littles” so sports seemed like a natural area to emphasize. The program has seen an increase in matches since starting the program, which is good for the kids who had been waiting for a match. The Community Foundation of Marshall County is proud to partner with them to help support young people who need an adult mentor.

Does your nonprofit organization need a grant for a new project or program? Contact the Community Foundation to find out how your organization can apply for a grant.

Applications for 2016 grants are available and are due in the Community Foundation of Marshall County(CFMC) office by January 15, 2016. “We are excited to announce over $100,000 will be given out in grants to projects that enhance the quality of life in Marshall County,” says Keith Bloomquist, Board Chair.

Applications are available on the CFMC website  or by emailing the office at

Applications should be submitted by email to by January 15, 2016. If hard copies are submitted, please include 5 copies of the application.

Nonprofit agencies/organizations, schools, government entities, or other qualifying charitable organizations may apply. Just like Big Brothers Big Sisters, your organization could implement an exciting new program with the Community Foundation as a partner.

Inquiries about the 2016 grant opportunities and other foundation information should be directed to Bettie Bolar, at 641-758-3028 or by email to