Apply for a Community Grant

The request for proposal (RFP) is now open.  Applicants may apply through the link provided below.  Applications are being accepted from Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Only complete and submitted applications will be reviewed.

2023 MGM Resorts Foundation Application

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.

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

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 2023 Grant Process or the MGM Resorts Foundation, please email foundation@mgmresorts.com.

Grant Recipients

2022 Grant Recipients

Southern Nevada

  • Capability Health & Human Services
  • Children’s Heart Foundation
  • Edward Kline Memorial Homeless Veterans Fund
  • Eye Care for Kids
  • Foundation For an Independent Tomorrow
  • Foundation for Positively Kids
  • HELP of Southern Nevada
  • Hookers for Jesus
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
  • Lend a Hand of Boulder City
  • Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation
  • Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  • Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults Inc.
  • Nevada Health Centers Inc.
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • SAFE House Inc
  • SafeNest
  • Spread the Word Nevada
  • St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
  • Tech Impact
  • The National Hemophilia Foundation
  • Three Square
  • Westcare Nevada Inc.
  • A Wider Circle Inc.

Biloxi, Mississippi

  • De l’Epee Deaf Center Inc.
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc.
  • Make a Wish Foundation of Mississippi Chartered
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation Inc.
  • Mercy Housing and Human Development Inc.
  • Moore Community House
  • Son of a Saint
  • Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Inc.
  • The Bell Foundation Inc.

Detroit, Michigan

  • Alternatives for Girls
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Build Institute
  • Chaldean American Ladies of Charity
  • Living Arts
  • Racquet Up Detroit
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Vista Maria
  • Winning Futures

Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • A Place For Us Atlantic County Women’s Center
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey Inc.
  • Covenant House New Jersey Inc.

Tunica, Mississippi

  • Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
  • Kindred Place Inc.
  • Memphis Child Advocacy Center
  • Memphis Museums Inc.
  • Mid-South Food Bank
  • Mississippi Council on Economic Education
  • Palmer Home for Children
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Inc.
  • The Art of Northwest Mississippi
  • YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South

Northeast Ohio

  • EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute
  • Malachi House Inc.
  • Providence House
  • Vantage Aging
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Westchester and Bronx Counties, New York

  • Bronxworks Inc.
  • Catholic Charities Community Services Archdiocese of New York
  • Feeding Westchester Inc.
  • The Guidance Center of Westchester Inc.
  • United Way of Westchester and Putnam Inc.

Western Massachusetts

  • Community Music School of Springfield Inc.
  • Holyoke Health Center Inc.
  • YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Washington Metropolitan Area

  • A Wider Circle Inc.
  • Calvary Women’s Services Inc.
  • Christmas in April-Prince Georges County Inc.
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing Inc.
  • Food & Friends Inc.
  • Generation Hope
  • Habitat For Humanity International Inc.
  • Horizons Greater Washington Inc.
  • La Cocina VA
  • Mi Casa My House Inc.
  • Musicianship Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Inc.
  • United Communities Against Poverty Inc.
  • United States Veterans Initiative 

2021 Grant Recipients

Southern Nevada

  • Accessible Space Inc
  • Assistance League of Las Vegas
  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Children’s Heart Foundation
  • Clark County Law Foundation
  • Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Dress for Success Southern Nevada
  • Edward Kline Memorial Homeless Veterans Fund
  • Eye Care for Kids
  • Father Flanagan’s Boys Home
  • Foster Kinship
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc
  • Help of Southern Nevada
  • Hookers for Jesus
  • Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc
  • Junior Achievement USA
  • Just One Project
  • Las Vegas Rescue Mission
  • Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
  • Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation Inc
  • Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation
  • Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults Inc
  • Nevada Homeless Alliance
  • Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
  • Nevada State College Foundation Inc
  • Olive Crest
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Services Corporation
  • Raise the Future
  • S A F E House Inc Stop Abuse in the Family Environment
  • Safe Nest Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis Inc
  • Southern Nevada Public Television
  • Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Nevada Inc
  • Spread the Word Nevada
  • St Rose Dominican Health Foundation
  • Teach for America Inc
  • Tech Impact
  • The National Hemophilia Foundation
  • The Salvation Army
  • Three Square
  • VMSN Inc

Biloxi, Mississippi

  • Back Bay Mission
  • Catholic Social & Community Services
  • Coastal Family Health Center Inc
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast
  • Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence Inc
  • Hancock County Food Pantry Inc
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi Chartered
  • Mississippi Council on Economic Education
  • United Way of South Mississippi Inc

Detroit, Michigan

  • Cass Community Social Services Inc
  • Chaldean Community Foundation
  • Children’s Center of Wayne County Inc
  • Covenant House Michigan
  • Detroit Association of Black Organizations DABO Inc
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
  • Green Living Science
  • Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
  • Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation
  • Mariners Inn
  • Midnight Golf Program
  • Oakland Family Services
  • Racquet Up Detroit
  • Ruth Ellis Center Inc
  • Sphinx Organization Inc
  • Turning Point Inc
  • Winning Futures

Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • AtlantiCare Foundation, Inc.
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey Inc
  • Covenant House New Jersey Inc
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency Inc

Tunica, Mississippi

  • Dorothy Day House of Hospitality Inc
  • Friends of The Levitt Pavilion - Memphis Inc
  • Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
  • Kindred Place Inc
  • Memphis Child Advocacy Center
  • Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
  • Mississippi Council on Economic Education
  • Palmer Home for Children
  • Porter-Leath
  • YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South

Washington Metropolitan Area

  • Collegetracks
  • Community Advocates for Family & Youth
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate -CASA- Prince Georges County, Inc.
  • Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing Inc
  • Food & Friends Inc
  • Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.
  • Generation Hope
  • Mi Casa My House Inc
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Prince Georges Child Resource Center, Inc.
  • Senior Services of Alexandria Inc
  • United Communities Against Poverty Inc
  • Young Women’s Christian Association of the National Capital Area