Our Goal: Provide opportunities to enhance: community infrastructure, arts and entertainment programs, diverse cultural experiences and all around community engagement.
Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs has identified Monroe County as one of the 45 underserved communities for art opportunities.
the Arts for everyone
Monroe county library system bookmobile
Bringing Back the Bookmobile
As we all know, literacy and access to these materials are fundamental to a productive society. The Community Foundation was happy to partner with the Monroe County Library System to bring back the bookmobile to provide free access to educational, informational and recreational resources to all.
Our $25,000 donation to this project will support these efforts by removing barriers, equalizing opportunities and increasing access for our community while promoting literacy and a life-long love of reading.
The bookmobile has the capacity to bring 1,800 books to the most vulnerable populations in our community. Onboard technology will allow patrons to utilize the Library’s extensive digital resources. Transportation issues will no longer limit a family’s access to library resources.
Universal accessibility for recreation
Access to Recreation
The mission of the Monroe County Access to Recreation Advisory Council (ATRAC) to serve as an advocate for universal accessibility in recreational planning throughout the County.
- 2014 Awards: City of Milan for $1,657.00 and Ash Township for $18,343.00. City of Milan requested funds to improve the Nature Park with 8 handicapped accessible picnic tables. Ash Township requested funds to improve Unity Park to improve the play area and equipment.
- 2015 Awards: City of Monroe $10,000 for Martin Luther King Park.
- 2017 Awards: MCISD $9,920 for Music Therapy Pathway Improvements.
- 2018 Awards: Mannik & Smith $3,000 for River Raisin Heritage Trail. Goodwill Industries $4,100 for All Terrain Wheelchair, Luna Pier Parks & Recreation $3,100 for picnic table.
The income from the permanent Access to Recreation Endowment provides ongoing support accessibility projects in Monroe County.
Community Enrichment Initiatives
As we all know, literacy and access to these materials are fundamental to a productive society. The Community Foundation was happy to partner with the Monroe County Library System to bring back the bookmobile to provide free access to educational, informational and...
Art Classes for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Mon-Arc of Monroe received $4,500 for the social opportunities and promoting healthy choices program for the monthly Art Classes for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the McGovern Charitable Fund
Aid in Milan
https://youtu.be/aHnQUeeUfow Every year the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation helps to fund a local charity that gives back to the community of Milan, Michigan. This year they helped support Aid in Milan, a not for profit that for the last 40+ years has helped...