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




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

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.


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 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.


American Legion Post 268

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.


Symons Elementary PTO

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.


Elm House

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.


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

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.