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.
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.
Gives young athletes the opportunity to get active and interact in the Carleton area from the Kellogg Youth Fund.
United Way of Monroe County
2021 grant of $5,000 for #IMatter Youth Summit from the Kellogg Youth Fund. 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.
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 1st grade classrooms with 97 social-emotional learning storybooks, furniture, organizational tools, calm lighting, hands-on tools, 19 wobble seats.
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.
Funds to install seawall and fencing along property boarding Ford Lake. Payable to Milan American Legion Post 268.
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 a double-stack convection oven from the Kehres Senior Citizens Fund.
Dundee High School
for furniture and other supplies to create a sensory friendly learning environment from the ISD Special Children’s Fund.
London Twp Citizen Civic Club
Refrigerator and stove from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.
Funds to provide students with one author visit, one theater performance, a science, musical or social-emotional assembly and a family evening concert.
Aid in Milan
Program services for aide to Milan residents from the COVID Relief Fund.
to install a alarm system with strobe lighting for hearing-impaired residents during sleeping hours from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund and McGovern Charitable Fund.
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.
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.
Purchase of new motors, replacement transmission parts, CNS machine from the Fayne & Joanne McGovern Youth Fund.
Milan Area Schools
Funding for winter gear for the McKinney-Vento & Foster Care students.