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




Monroe County Senior Legal Services

Technology upgrades


Monroe County Intermediate School District

Program services for student mental health by supporting educator wellness from the Monroe Health Plan Endowment.


United Way of Monroe County

Project Ramp from the Monroe Health Plan Endowment and the Paul E. Braunlich Family Memorial Endowment Fund.


Aid in Milan

Program services for aide to Milan residents from the COVID Relief Fund.


The Mon-Arc of Monroe

Program for improving coordination of services and resources within the community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Gertz Family Values Fund.



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



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


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.


City of Monroe

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


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.


Child Care Network

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.


London Twp Citizen Civic Club

Refrigerator and stove from the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.


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.


Foundation at MCCC

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


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.


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


Little Blessings Veteran and Community Outreach

 for veteran equine program from the McGovern Charitable Fund.  


Mason Music Boosters

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


Exeter Historical Society

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


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.


Monroe Public Schools

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


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.