Grant Opportunities 

Thanks to the generosity of others, we’re able to offer grants and scholarships to create lasting benefits to our community. Unless otherwise specified in the original fund agreement, the Community Foundation awards grants only to charitable programs and organizations which benefit the people of Monroe County, Michigan. 

We operate under a spending policy established by the Finance and Investment Committee, and comply with standards for Michigan Community Foundations.

Grants Awarded

Grant

Description

Amount

YMCA

Program Scholarships for their Learning Pod program from the Kellogg Youth Endowment.

$15,000

MCOP

 Grant for ALCC Health Hub from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund and Gertz Family Values Endowment Fund.  

$10,000

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

to help fund the creation of the St. Joseph Center for Hope, a 24-hour seven-days-a-week crisis intervention center for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction from the Monroe Health Plan Endowment.

$120,000

City of Monroe

Stone Cairn repair on Elm and N. Dixie from the Monument Preservation Fund.

$10,000

Airport Community Schools

for Ruling our eXperiences (ROX), 1 20 week comprehensive and evidence based empowerment program for 5-12th grade girls from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.

$15,000

Child Care Network

to support child care tuition scholarship program from the Kellogg Youth Fund.

$5,000

Children with Hair Loss

Striving for Strands program from the Kellogg Youth Fund.

$5,000

London Twp Citizen Civic Club

Refrigerator and stove from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.

$4,000

Elm House

to install a culligan reverse osmosis system and reusable BPA free water bottles, photo sensors and two keyless entry systems and funding for educational outings every other month from the Salow Family Endowment and McGovern Charitable Fund.

$3,000

Foundation at MCCC

Interative database for art collection from the Manausso Family Endowment & Gertz Family Values.

$3,000

IHM Sisters

for the Monroe County International Day of Peace celebration for local middle and high school students at St. Mary’s park funded by the Kiwanis North Youth Fund and the McGovern Charitable Fund.

$6,400

International Wildlife Refuge Alliance

for a graphic element trailer wrap from the Salow Family Endowment and the Kellogg Youth Fund and for Intern from the Environmental and Manausso Family Endowment Fund

$9,000 

Little Blessings Veteran and Community Outreach

 for veteran equine program from the McGovern Charitable Fund.  

$2,000

Mason Music Boosters

for instruments from the Kellogg Youth Fund and musical from the Jeff and Gretchen Kopmanis Instrumental Music Endowment Fund.

$4,488

Exeter Historical Society

for supplies to restore an early 1900’s barn from the History Endowment Fund.

$2,000

Monroe County Library System

towards the Bookmobile from the McWebb Little Brown Bear Fund, Gertz Family Values Fund. Altrusa International of Monroe was granted $1,600 from the Altrusa Literacy Fund to give away 700 books in partnership with the Bookmobile.

$25,000 

Monroe Public Schools

to create a tele-health clinic throughout MPS from the Monroe Health Plan Endowment.

$100,000

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

 for handicap accessible power doorway in the Ida Community Center from Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors and Kehres Senior Citizens Fund.

$2,750