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.
Altrusa International of Monroe County
$3,000 for the River Raisin Jazz Festival 2019 entertainment venue from the Manausso Family Endowment Fund.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
$6,000 for the Monroe Schools Disability Awareness Workshop for MPS 4th graders from the Kellogg Youth Fund.
Aid in Milan
$3,000 for Rent and Utility assistance from the McGovern Charitable Fund.
Airport Community Schools
$15,000 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.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
$120,000 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.
Child Care Network
$5,000 to support child care tuition scholarship program from the Kellogg Youth Fund.
Children with Hair Loss
Striving for Strands program from the Kellogg Youth Fund.
City of Luna Pier Parks & Recreation
$2,100 for a picnic table that allows wheelchair access. Funds provided by the Access to Recreation Fund.
Friends of Potter Cemetery
$1,500 to continue to restore, maintain and preserve the 170-year-old cemetery in Ash Township.
Goodwill Industries in Monroe
Goodwill Industries in Monroe received an all-terrain wheelchair to enable participants access to a larger variety of recreational outings.
$6,400 for the Monroe County International Day of Peace celebration for local middle and high school students at St. Mary’s park on Friday, Sept 20, 2019 funded by the Kiwanis North Youth Fund and the McGovern Charitable Fund.
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
Received $5,500 for a graphic element trailer wrap from the Salow Family Endowment and the Kellogg Youth Fund and $4,290 for Intern from the Environmental and Manausso Family Endowment Fund
$5,500 / $4,290
Little Blessings Veteran and Community Outreach
$2,000 for a session of training for veteran equine program from the McGovern Charitable Fund.
Mason Music Boosters
$4,000 for instruments for the music program from the Kellogg Youth Fund and $488.46 towards their musical from the Jeff and Gretchen Kopmanis Instrumental Music Endowment Fund.
$4,000 / $488
Mon-Arc of Monroe
$4,500 for art classes as part of social recreational programs for developmentally disabled persons in Monroe from the McGovern Charitable Fund.
Monroe County Library System
$25,000 towards the Bookmobile from the McWebb Little Brown Bear Fund, Gertz Family Values Fund and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 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 / $1,600
Monroe Public Schools
$100,000 to create a tele-health clinic at Arborwood Elementary Campus’ south building. This will be a pilot program, with the hope it will be expanded throughout MPS.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
$2,750 for handicap accessible power doorway in the Ida Community Center from HYHS and Kehres Senior Citizens Fund.
The Sawyer Homestead
$800 for Founders day from the Heritage Resources Fund.
Southern Shores Field Service Council
$4,000 for the expansion and improvement of the scouting program in Monroe County from the Kellogg youth fund.