2011 Approved Grants

Children’s Healthcare

Bell Hospital, (Ishpeming, MI)
Purchase of sensory integration equipment to enhance the Pediatric Rehab Services Department.
The Botsford Foundation, (Farmington Hills, MI)
Purchase of an ALGO 5 newborn hearing screener.
Center for Family Health, (Jackson, MI)
Support for the campaign for the new centralized health center in downtown Jackson. Grant matched by Medicaid.
Cherry Street Health Services, (Grand Rapids, MI)
Support for the capital campaign for the City Health Center.  Funds matched by Medicaid.
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (Troy, MI)
Support for the translation of the Stepping Stones manual into Spanish and for the Teen Respite Program.
Covenant Community Care, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the expansion of pediatric dental services through the Mobile Dentistry and expansion of current clinic.
The Detroit Institute for Children, (Detroit, MI)
General operating support.
The Hurley Foundation, (Flint, MI)
Purchase of a newborn hearing screener and renovation of a pediatric examination room at Hurley Medical Center.
Lions Hearing Center of Michigan, (Detroit, MI)
Support for follow-up examinations, treatment and care for infants that failed hearing screenings at Oakwood Hospital.
Marquette General Foundation, (Marquette, MI)
Purchase of newborn hearing screening and additional audiology equipment
Spectrum Health Foundation, (Grand Rapids, MI)
Purchase of two tympanometers, a Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential machine, and a Verfit System.
St. John Community Health Investment Corporation, (Highland Park, MI)
Support for the expansion of the Parent Infant Partner Program to reduce the number of infant deaths.
Wayne State University, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the inventory of State blood samples at the Michigan Neonatal Biobank.

General Healthcare

Lions of Michigan Service Foundation, (Lansing, MI)
Support for providing hearing aids and audiology procedures for disabled and disadvantaged Michigan residents.
Samaritan Center, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the installation of two dental operatories in new Ford Wellness Center.

Children’s Human Services

Beyond Basics, (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Support for in school tutoring and reading program in three Detroit Public Schools.
Central Detroit Christian Development Corporation, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Care Net Program for parents.
Child and Family Services of Michigan, (Lansing, MI)
Support for a replacement roof.
Christ Child House, (Detroit, MI)
Program support for residential facility for children who have been victims of severe abuse and neglect.
City Mission, (Detroit, MI)
Expansion of City Mission Academy; demolition of abandoned building and replacement with two modular classrooms.
Covenant House of Michigan, (Detroit, MI)
Renovations to Kitchen and roofs at the Crisis Center and the Rights of Passage facilities.
Detroit Cristo Rey High School, (Detroit, MI)
Expansion of Work-Study Program to include two work-study positions at Covenant Community Care.
Detroit Science Center, (Detroit, MI)
Support for production and post-production costs for three Engineering Theater shows.


First Step Western Wayne County, (Plymouth, MI)
Program support for services to children suffering from traumatic aftermath of domestic assault.
Grace Centers of Hope, (Pontiac, MI)
Capital support to purchase and renovate a childcare center for homeless children.
Hispanic Education for Life Skills Project, (Pontiac, MI)
Support for a part time, bilingual caregiver to supervise and engage children in learning activities while parents learn English.
Holley Institute, St. John Health System, (Detroit, MI)
Purchase of a new van for the Holley Family Village.
Judson Center, (Royal Oak, MI)
Support for the Transition to Independence, a program in partnership with Berkley School District Serving teen and youth adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Southwest Housing Solutions, (Detroit, MI)
Capital support for improvements to offices for Southwest Counseling’s youth programs for high risk youth
Turning Point, (Mt. Clemens, MI)
Capital Support for a new domestic violence shelter in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County.
Winning Futures, (Warren, MI)
Support for the expansion of mentoring program into two Detroit Public Schools.

Preservation of Open Space

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Challenge grant for the acquisition of 40 acres to incorporate into the Hall’s Lake Preserve in Isabella County.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, (Traverse City, MI)
Support for the purchase of acreage to incorporate into the Bill Carls Pyatt Lake Preserve and challenge grant supporting the General Land and Conservancy Funds.  $250,000 per year over 6 years.
Huron Pines, (Gaylord, MI)
Matching funds supporting the invasive species control project along the Lake Huron shoreline and removal of small dams.
Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support for the Bioreserve Project to provide technical support and land owner contact to southeast Michigan Land Conservancies.
Land Trust Alliance, (Washington, D.C) $300,000