2010 Approved Grants

Children’s Healthcare

The Beaumont Foundation (Royal Oak, MI)
Purchase of technology and equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Bethany Christian Services (Grand Rapids, MI)
Support for a registered nurse to provide additional services to medically dependent children in foster care.
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (Troy, MI)
Support for a patient Services Coordinator and underwriting of the Stepping Stones Manual.
Constance Brown Hearing & Speech Centers (Kalamazoo, MI)
Purchase of a non-sedated ABR and associated equipment.
Covenant Community Care (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Pharmacy Project.  This grant provided match for Federal funds.
Lions Hearing Center of Michigan (Detroit, MI)
Support for follow-up examinations, treatment and care for infants that failed hearing screenings at Oakwood Hospital.
Mercy Health Partners (Muskegon, MI)
Purchase of newborn hearing screener for The Birth Center.
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Support for the campaign to enroll Wayne County participants into the National Children’s Study.


Munson Regional Healthcare Foundation (Traverse City, MI)
Purchase of an AABR hearing screener for newborns and the purchase of hearing aids for uninsured or underinsured children.
Northern Michigan Hospital Foundation (Petoskey, MI)
Support for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program.
Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation (Dearborn, MI)
Purchase of Augmentative communication equipment for patients of the Center for Exceptional Families.
Sparrow Foundation (Lansing, MI)
Purchase of two A-ABR hearing screeners for newborns in the NICU and the Mother/Baby Center.
St. John Health System Foundation (Madison Heights., MI)
Purchase of audiology equipment for Providence Hospital and Providence Park Hospital.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (Pontiac, MI)
Renovate and expand the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Disbursed $250,000 per year over 2 years.
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Implementation of the inventory of State blood samples to the Michigan Neonatal Biobank.
Western Michigan University Foundation, (Kalamazoo, MI)
Support for the expansion of the cochlear implant program and the development of educational programming in the Van Riper Clinic. Disbursed $150,000 over 2 years.
Western Wayne Family Health Centers (Inkster, MI)
Purchase of a Radiographic processor, dental delivery systems and dental supplies.

General Healthcare

Lions of Michigan Service Foundation (Lansing, MI)
Support for providing hearing aids and audiology procedures for disabled and disadvantaged Michigan residents.

Children’s Human Service

Alternatives for Girls, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Resource Center.
Beyond Basics, (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Support for in school tutoring and reading program in three Detroit Public Schools.
Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan (Farmington Hills, MI)
Repairs to the gymnasium and labor costs for installation of new carpet at the Wertz Club in Shelby Township.
Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp. (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Peaches and Greens mobile produce market.
Forgotten Harvest (Oak Park, MI)
Support for the Integration Capacity Campaign to increase the capacity of the warehouse and increase the amount of perishable food distributed to the needy in Southeast Michigan.
Freedom House (Detroit, MI)
Support of the creation of a family space for children and a part time child care provider for families seeking political asylum and living at Freedom House.
Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Pontiac, MI)
Support for the Beds for Kids Project.
Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan (Traverse City, MI)
Purchase of a new refrigerated truck for Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan.
Kettering University, (Flint, MI)
Support for the endowment for the LITE (Lives Improve Through Engineering) Program for high school girls.
Lenawee County Educational Foundation (Adrian, MI)
Purchase of ten Mobile Amplification Systems to be used by the Lenawee ISD and Lenawee County local school systems.
Starfish Family Services (Inkster, MI)
Replacement of the roof and HVAC system for the Hiveley building.

Preservation of Open Space

Ducks Unlimited, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Purchase of the upper Bushman and Eisle parcels for inclusion in Independence Oaks County Park.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, (Traverse City, MI)
Challenge grant for the purchase and preservation of three parcels along the East Traverse Bay waterfront in Acme Township.
Heart of the Lakes, (Grand Ledge, MI)
Support for the Envision Michigan strategic conservation plan.
Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support to identify and establish strategic conservation priorities.


Little Forks Conservancy (Midland, MI)
Challenge grant for the purchase and protection of 419 acres on the Tittabawassee River.
Southeastern Michigan Land Conservancy (Superior Twp., MI)
Challenge grant supporting of the We Care Campaign for capacity building and expansion of preservation efforts throughout southeast Michigan.