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

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.

Class Grey

To host community events, providing educational materials and diversity programming and creating a cadet fund for those interested in serving in law enforcement in Monroe County.

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 hearing impaired youth 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 County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Fund

For construction, additions and maintenance of the Monroe County Vietnam Memorial at Heck Park.

Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Superstore

To support various charities in the communities that they serve.

Monroe Rotary Club for Community Service Projects

To fund the construction and maintenance of the Youth Recreation Projects in Monroe County Michigan.

Turtle Island Dream Keepers Native American Fund

To facilitate cultural programming in conjunction with the Bicentennial War of 1812 commemoration i.e. Pow-Wow, a Native American educational tool.

VVA Museum Historical Society Fund

Depository for gifts and other receipts and is used to fund the VVA Museum and wall.