COMMUNITY GRANT FUND

The request for proposal (RFP) is now closed. Thank you to all the organizations who have submitted. Applications are currently being reviewed and organizations will be notified of application decision by June 30, 2022. If the contact for your organization changes, please email grantsconnect-support@yourcause.com so that you continue to receive notifications from us.

Grant decisions will be made by our employee Community Grant Councils (CGC) based in each of the regions in which MGM Resorts International operates domestically.

MGM Resorts Foundation grants are for a one-year period and do not automatically renew.

FUNDING AREAS
The Program will give priority to funding for agencies/projects/programs that provide services in the following focus areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Economic Opportunity/ Workforce Development
  • Education K-12
  • Family Services
  • Food Insecurity
  • Health and Wellness
  • Homelessness
  • Services for Seniors
  • Services for Veterans and Military Families

FUNDING LIMITS

MGM Resorts Region

Single program maximum amount per year

Multiple program maximum amount per year

Southern Nevada

$80,000

$90,000

Michigan

$15,000

$25,000

New Jersey

$15,000

$25,000

Southern Mississippi/Louisiana

$15,000

$25,000

Mississippi (AR, TN, MS area)

$10,000

$15,000

Northeast Ohio

$10,000

$15,000

Washington Metropolitan Area

$10,000

N/A

Westchester and Bronx Counties, New York

$10,000

$15,000

Western Massachusetts

$10,000

$15,000

If you are applying for more than one project or program, you must submit a separate application for each program. Programs may not be combined in one proposal submission. Washington Metropolitan Area applicants are eligible to apply for only ONE program or project per organization.

GRANT RECIPIENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To qualify for a Foundation grant, your agency must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide services within the regions where MGM Resorts International employees live, work and care for their families (see Funding Limits above)
  • Provide services for people, i.e., individuals, families, and children
  • Comply with the diversity and inclusion policies of MGM Resorts International: your organization may not discriminate, either in employment or its delivery of services, on any basis prohibited by law or the diversity and inclusion policies of MGM Resorts International, including race, national origin, color, creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion, disability or perceived disability, or veteran status

The MGM Resorts Foundation will not fund the following types of organizations/agencies or activities:

  • Governmental agencies
  • Public schools
  • Privately funded, tuition-based schools
  • Projects/programs that are exclusively devoted to medical research
  • Religious organizations that do not have valid 501(c)(3) status, and that do not provide services open to the general public
  • Pass-through agencies (organizations whose staff do not provide direct client services but who then distribute funding to third party organizations to provide projects/programs and services)
  • Special events and/or fundraising activities of nonprofit agencies/organizations
  • Capital campaigns or endowment funds
  • Candidates for public office, political campaigns, ballot measures (such as an initiative or referendum, political endorsements, support for legislation, or other political issues
  • Athletic or recreational programs

If you have any questions about the 2022 Grant Process or the MGM Resorts Foundation, please email foundation@mgmresorts.com.