Grants and Scholarship Overview

Effective April 1, 2015 Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has TWO grant application deadlines per year for grants from unrestricted grant sources,  February 1, and August 1.  Applicants for grants are strongly encouraged to contact us for an appointment before completing an application. The consultation process is meant to assist the potential applicant in understanding the Community Foundation’s grantmaking process and application requirements. Donor advised funds, Agency Funds and Scholarship Funds have separate distribution timelines. Contact the Foundation for information regarding these.

An expression of interest or the provision of an application should not be considered a guarantee of funding. All grant requests go through a complete review process before any funding decision is made.

Our staff is always happy to assist applicants. After reviewing our grant application, please contact us to go over any questions you may have. If you submit a draft of your proposal at least 10 business days before the due date, we will evaluate it and give you feedback on ways you might strengthen the proposal before you submit it for review.

The Power of Grants

How Your Support for the Foundation Helps People, and How They Help Others

Susan Jacquez-Dean, M.D., grew up in Buchanan, Michigan gDr. Susan Jacquez-Deanraduating from Buchanan High School in 1994. With the help of a Unity Health Education Fund Scholarship, she attended University of Michigan, graduating with an BS in Microbiology in 1994.  She graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 2002, with continued support from a scholarship grant from the Unity Fund.

After completing her residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she did her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, graduating in 2007.  Today, Dr. Jacquez-Dean is board-certified in General Psychiatry, and will soon take her Child Boards.

Because I am trained in both adult and general psychiatry, I see both parents and children.  I treat the whole family, which is very rewarding.  I do a combination of inpatient and outpatient consultation work. I am very grateful for the support that the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has given me throughout my training, and if there are any high school/college students interested in a degree in medicine, I would be happy to talk with them.

Dr. Susan Jacquez-Dean