Grant Opportunities 

Thanks to the generosity of others, we’re able to offer grants 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




IHM Senior Living Community

Management training from the Gertz Family Values Fund.


Monroe Public Access Cable Television

Equipment and subscription service to live stream the programming of their educational channel on the internet from the Gertz Family Values Fund.


Monroe Center for Independent Living

Healthy Cooking & Nutrition Program from the Harry R. McGovern Charitable Fund.


Altrusa International of Monroe 

Books for North Elementary School from the Altrusa Literacy and McWebb Little Brown Bear Fund.


Gabby’s Grief Center

Wheelchair lifts from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.


Hope’s Closet Clothing Ministry

Cooking on a budget program from the Gertz Family Values Fund.


Junior Jets 

Gives young athletes the opportunity to get active and interact in the Carleton area from the Kellogg Youth Fund.


United Way of Monroe County

2022 grant of $7,040 to pilot a BUILDing Skills Summer Trades Camp for students in grades 9-12 from the Kiwanis North Youth Fund.


Elm House

Alarm System with strobe lighting for hearing-impaired residents from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors and the McGovern Charitable Funds.



Employees prioritizing mental health, social-emotional learning and trauma-informed care trainings.



Garden entryway, picnic tables and public art piece from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors and the Kellogg Youth Funds.  


City of Monroe

Addition of one bay of ADA swings to a new swing set at Martin Luther King Park.


Paddock Elementary School

To provide microscopes, digial scales, Keva Planks to provide hands-on experience with STEM.


Village of Maybee

Wheelchair-accessible paved pathway from the parking lot of the park from the Access to Recreation Fund.


St Joseph School

Funds for chromebooks, smart boards, and charging boxes from the Christian Community Support Fund.


Berlin Charter Township

Two ADA Supersaver commercial square picnic tables for the Robert D Laginess Park from the Access to Recreation Fund.


Milan FFA

Funds for a new FFA/Zoology barn for students to have access to additional hands-on experiences.


City of Milan

Funds for Saline River Access to enjoy the natural resources including parking area, kayak launch and walkway to playground for ADA access.


American Legion Post 268

Funds for planning the install of seawall and fencing along property boarding Ford Lake. 


Little Blessings Veteran and Community Outreach

 horse trailer for veteran equine program from the McGovern Charitable Fund.  


Ash Carleton Park Commission

Repairs to 1/2 mile blacktop walking trail and installation of two accessibility vehicle paved parking spaces.


Monroe Center for Healthy Aging

for volunteer appreciation event from the Harry R. McGovern Charitable Fund.


Dundee High School

for furniture and other supplies to create a sensory friendly learning environment from the ISD Special Children’s Fund.


London Township

Spring Clean-up from the Milan Area Enrichment Fund.


Symons Elementary PTO

Funds to provide six “specials” teachers with $1,500 microgrants for enrichment opportunities.


Milan High School

Production Guild opportunities to see a Broadway Production of Les Miserables.


Aid in Milan

2023 Thriving Together Program services for aide to Milan residents from the Milan Area Enrichment Fund.


Milan Middle School – ATD

Supplemental insurance for DASH, a certified Alliance of Therapy Dog at Milan Middle School.


Milan Middle School- Yearbook Club

Canon Rebel T7 DSLR cameras and additional equipment needed for the Yearbook Club.


Milan Area Schools

Big Red Bundles school supply program.


Meadow Montessori School

Advanced Placement Geography and History textbooks for the secondary program from the McWebb Little Brown Bear Fund.


Milan Historical Society

Funds to replace 40 windows in the 134-year-old Hack House Museum.


Knights of Columbus

Funds to provide 400 free meal tickets to K of C, Aid in Milan, Compassion Ministries and MSHL for one of the five K of C community dinners.


Milan High School Code Red Robotics

STEM learning opportunities from the Milan Area Enrichment Fund.


Milan Area Schools

Funding for winter gear for the McKinney-Vento & Foster Care students.


Milan Area Schools

Funding for Mural Project at both Paddock and Symons Elementary schools from the Armitage Brainard Milan Beautification Fund and the Fayne & Joanne McGovern Milan Youth Fund.


Milan High School

Funding for Gender & Sexuality Allliance Pride Picnic.