2018 Approved Grants

Children’s Healthcare

Bronson Health Foundation (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Support for the purchase of a Retinopathy camera for the detection of retinal detachment in premature infants at Bronson Children’s Hospital.
Community Foundation of Greater Flint (Flint, MI)
Support for capital improvements and purchase of medical equipment for Early Childhood Education facilities within the city of Flint.
Exalta Health (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Support for the expansion of dental clinic to include services to pediatric patients.
Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District (Ewen, Michigan)
Purchase of hearing screening equipment for children from birth to three years of age.
Hospice of Michigan(Michigan)
Support for the Pediatric Hospice Program to expand into Southwest Michigan and the Lansing area.
Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (Tawas City, Michigan) 
Purchase of hearing and vision screening equipment
Judson Center, Inc. (Royal Oak, Michigan)
Capital support for a primary healthcare clinic in Warren, MI.
Kent ISD (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Purchase of audiology and hearing screening equipment
McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation (Petoskey, Michigan)
Purchase of hearing screening equipment.
Otsego Memorial Hospital Foundation (Gaylord, Michigan)
Capital support for the addition of a surgical suite for pediatric patients.
Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
Capital support for construction and furnishings at the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Children’s Hospital DMC.
Three Rivers Health Foundation (Three Rivers, Michigan) 
Purchase of newborn hearing screening equipment.
University Prep Schools (Detroit, Michigan)
Capital support for school based health clinic at University Prep Academy Middle Schools.
Variety: The Children’s Charity (Birmingham, Michigan)
Support for the Myoelectric Center at the Beaumont Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District
Purchase of hearing and vision screening equipment for early childhood programs.

Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI)
Support for the Make Your Date Program to lower infant mortality rates in Detroit.


Children’s Human Services

Autism Alliance of Michigan (Detroit, Michigan)
Support, over a two year period, for the Training Advocates and Caregivers across the Lifespan of Disability program.
Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, Inc. (Boyne City, Michigan)
Capital support for installation of new drain field to service Challenge Mountain Ski Lodge, an adaptive ski lodge for people with disabilities
Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan, Inc.(Alpena, Michigan)
Support, over three years, for the Day One program, an in home prevention and education program for potentially high risk families.
Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan (Traverse City, MI)
Support for expansion of trauma assessment and treatment center programs
CAN Council - Great Lakes Bay Region (Bay City, Michigan) 
Support, over three years for Children’s Advocacy Center to minimize child trauma.
Crossroads of Michigan (Detroit, Michigan)
Support for the Parenting Support Program.
Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Pontiac, MI)
Support for the replacement of the warehouse roof.
Goodwill of Northern Michigan (Traverse City, Michigan)
Support for capital improvements to food rescue facility and the repair of distribution trucks.
Hope Network Foundation(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Purchase of a handicapped accessible van for the Center for Autism programs.
Inland Seas Education Association(Suttons Bay, Michigan)
Renovation of the Thomas M. Kelly Biological Station in Suttons Bay.


Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (Dearborn, Michigan)
Renovation of facility to include a food pantry and demonstration kitchen for refugees, immigrants and people without homes.
Leelanau Children’s Center (Leland, Michigan) 
Support for the local food program at the children’s center.


Lions Visually Impaired Youth Camp (Lapeer, Michigan) 
Support for infrastructure improvements at Bear Lake for children with medical needs.
Methodist Children’s Home Society (Redford, Michigan)
Renovation of the Henderson-McManus Cottage for therapy to resident children impacted by trauma and abuse.
New Day Foundation for Families (Rochester, Michigan)
Support for the Financial Treatment Initiative to assist families in the midst of cancer treatment.
Operation Refuge (Inkster, Michigan)
Support for roof repairs of food distribution center.
Starfish Family Services (Inkster, MI)
Support installation of security equipment in multiple locations and emergency preparedness training.
Wellspring (Detroit, Michigan)
Support for ministry home and campus improvements.
World Medical Relief(Detroit, Michigan)
Support for the blanket relief program.
Youthworks Detroit(Detroit, Michigan)
Capital support for building renovations.
The Yunion (Detroit, Michigan)
Renovation of therapy space in a new facility.

Preservation of Open Space

Acres, Inc. (Huntertown, Indiana)
Support, 1:1 challenge, for the purchase and protection of 80 acres in Hillsdale County, Michigan.
Chikaming Open Lands (Sawyer, Michigan)
Support for the acquisition of the Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve in Berrien County.
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.(Memphis, TN)
Support for acquisition and wetland restoration projects along the White River in Muskegon County, MI.


Headwaters Land Conservancy (Grayling, Michigan)
Support for the Townsend Conservation Easement on the Pigeon River in Otsego County.


Land Trust Alliance, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Support for the Excellence Program for Michigan Land conservation.
Legacy Land Conservancy (Ann Arbor, MI)
Support, 1:1 challenge, for land preservation acquisitions.


Little Traverse Conservancy (Harbor Springs, MI)
Support, 1:1 challenge, for the Ellinger Road Nature Preserve.


Mid Michigan Land Conservancy (Okemos, MI)
Capacity support, 1:1 challenge.
Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy(Rochester, MI)
Support for the Anchor Bay Woods Preserve Expansion and stewardship capacity building.
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (Ypsilanti, Michigan) 
Capacity support for accreditation preparation.
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (Galesburg, MI)
Support, 1:1 challenge, for the purchase of property to expand the Cherry Beach Park.