Special Project Funds

Special Project Funds

The primary purpose of a Community Foundation is to build endowment funds to secure the future of charitable giving. The trustees of the Community Foundation are aware, however, that there is sometimes a short term need for funding to carry out a program or project which will be of long term benefit to Monroe County. In such cases, the Community Foundation has the ability to establish Special Project Funds as a service to the community.

How To Start A Fund

The Community Foundation exists to help caring people like you give back to the causes and community you care about most. We make giving easy and effective and can establish your fund in five simple steps.

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation must first agree that the project serves a charitable purpose and meets the criteria of the Community Foundation. Special Project Funds offer many advantages:

  • Donations to the fund are tax deductible, since the Community Foundation is classified 501[c][3] by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • The fund is administered by the Community Foundation staff.
  • Accounting, permits and licenses, etc. are provided by the Community Foundation.

A Special Project Fund leaves the sponsoring group free to concentrate on fundraising, while we take care of the details of administration.

Current Special Projects

Allen Chevrolet Cadillac

To support various charities in the community.

Anti-Human Trafficking Fund

To fund education and training of our community along with creating awareness and recognizing victim’s needs.

Christmas in Ida

To fund the Christmas in Ida festival on the first Saturday in December.

Community Uplift Program

To serve as an incubator for veterans and community-centric, non-profit organizations that provide vital human services for our community.

Glo Monroe

An interactive community pop-up event with local performers and vendors.

Heart of the Badge

“Heart of the Badge” is a local initiative started by Monroe County businesses to support Law Enforcement by raising positive awareness of the job performed by our local police officers and increasing appreciation and respect for those who protect and serve our community.

KT Maviglia Fund for Hearing

To make grants available for youth with hearing loss in Michigan for hearing aids and related equipment.

Miss Monroe County Scholarship Fund

Administers Scholarships for the Miss Monroe Scholarship Pageant participants.

Monroe County D.A.R.E. Fund

Supports the activities of D.A.R.E., an anti-drug program, in schools throughout Monroe County.

Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Superstore

To support various charities in the communities that they serve.

Monroe Rotary Club for Community Service Projects

To fund community service projects that benefit and enhance the quality of life in Monroe County Michigan.

Robert Seldon Duncanson Society

Established to recognize and promote Robert Duncanson art work.

Whiteford Stone Co Park Fall Festival

Established for the purpose of park maintenance and improvements.