2013 Approved Grants

Children’s Healthcare

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, (Troy, MI)
Support for outreach to the Hispanic community in Michigan and to upgrade the agencies website to accommodate bilingual services.
Lapeer County Intermediate School District, (Lapeer, MI)
Support to upgrade audiology equipment for performing hearing screenings and FM amplifications for hearing impaired students.
Lions Hearing Center of Southeastern Michigan, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Detroit Parent Network and Deaf Can, a research program to educate physicians and audiologists about supplemental resources.
Memorial Health Care, (Owosso, MI)
Purchase of newborn hearing screening equipment for the Family Birth Place at Memorial Healthcare.
Michigan Coalition for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, (Lansing, MI)
Purchase of newborn hearing screening equipment for midwives assisting with home births throughout the state of Michigan.
Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support to renovate bedrooms and restroom facilities for families staying at the Ann Arbor House.
St. John Providence Health System, (Grosse Pointe, MI)
Support for the renovation and expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
The Beaumont Foundation, (Royal Oak, MI)
Purchase of Giraffe Omnibeds and bed side warmers for the Troy location Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Children’s Center, (Detroit, MI)
Support for a nurse practitioner at Gee White Academy.
The Detroit Institute for Children, (Detroit, MI)
Support for therapeutic programs including: Speech, physical and occupational therapy and the purchase equipment.

Children’s Human Services

Bethany Christian Services, (Grand Rapids, MI)
Support for the ADOPTS program and Project Open Arms.
CARE House of Oakland County, (Pontiac, MI)
Provide support for funding for the Early Head Start Program and capital debt reduction.
Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp., (Detroit, MI)
Provide continued support for the CareNet program for parents with children under the age of 3.
Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) (Detroit, MI)
Support for the rehabilitation of the alley for outdoor space, at Peterboro facility.
Cranbrook Educational Community, (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Support for Cranbrook Cares, a pediatric cancer support program at the Science institute.
Crossroads for Youth, (Oxford, MI)
Support for renovations to the Girls Center residential building.
Fair Food Network, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support for the Double Up Food Bucks program, a program providing a dollar-to-dollar food stamp incentive to purchase fresh produce.
First Step – Western Wayne County, (Plymouth, MI)
Support for a child advocate position.
Haven, Inc., (Pontiac, MI)
Support for the Plant the Seeds of Hope Capital Campaign to construct a new facility providing shelter and services to families dealing with domestic violence.
Hispanic Education for Life Skills Project, (Pontiac, MI)
Support for a bilingual preschool educator, an early childhood aide, supplies and breakfasts for the Children’s Activity Center.
Judson Center, Inc., (Royal Oak, MI)
Renovations to Judson Home to better serve teens and young adults with developmental disabilities who participate in the independent living skills program.
Macomb Community College Foundation, (Warren, MI)
Provide support for new hearing enhancement equipment at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts.
Matrix Human Services, (Detroit, MI)
Provide support for the Born to Succeed Program, targeting low-income parents with children birth to three in the Southwest and Osborn Communities of Detroit.
McClaren Oakland Foundation, (Pontiac, MI)
Provide support for the Scholars In-Class Tutoring Program at Pontiac High School.
New Day Foundation for Families, (Rochester, MI)
Support of the Beaumont Initiative to provide services to families dealing with cancer.
Northeast Guidance Center, (Detroit, MI)
Support for the construction of an addition of a specialized therapy room with equipment for children who have a developmental disability.
Starr Commonwealth, (Albion, MI)
Support for the Autism Center located at Starr Detroit Academy.
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, (Ypsilanti, MI)
Support to replicate the Educational Advocacy program into the foster care system of Wayne County.
The University of Michigan, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support for the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy.
Wellspring, (Detroit, MI)
Support for facility expansion to provide additional educational and afterschool services.

Preservation of Open Space

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, (Weidman, MI)
Provide support for Phase III of the Hall’s Lake Natural Area land acquisition project in western Isabella County.
Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation, (Grand Ledge, MI)
Support for the launch of the SEMIWILD program.
Huron Pines, (Gaylord, MI)
Support for the Land Stewardship Program, a centralized system of conservation in northeast Michigan.
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, (Grosse Ile, MI)
Support for the construction of shade structure on the Great Lakes School Ship Dock and Fishing Pier at the Refuge Gateway and Humbug Marsh Unit of the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge.
Legacy Land Conservancy, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support for the acquisition of the Trachet Family property in Kent County.
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, (Clarkston, MI)
Support for a full-time Executive Director.
The Nature Conservancy, Inc. – Michigan Chapter, (East Lansing, MI)
Challenge grant to purchase critical properties near existing preserves and reserves.
The Stewardship Network, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support for a training program in land conservation in the Western Lake Erie area of southeast Michigan.