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Tue 27

Membership Enrichment Committee Meeting

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 28

Webinar Wednesday

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 28

CHANEL Makeup Event

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 29

Membership Enrichment Committee Meeting

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Past Grant Recipients

2017-2018

  • Children’s Center – $5000. For shelving installation in their new library.
  • 826 Michigan – $1000. Supplies for their Detroit in-school writing program.
  • Heroes Alliance – $2000. Supplies and after-school snacks for their Cooperative Learning Center program.
  • Living Arts – $1000. Costumes for their showcase performance.
  • On Top of the Hill – $1784. Supplies for their Youth Life Skills program.

2016-2017

  • Girl Scouts of SE Michigan – $2500. For their Girl Engagement Initiative in these areas: Financial Literacy, Health & Wellness, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math, and Outdoor Arts
  • Vista Maria – $2100. In support of housing and personal expenses of young women in the Sheperd Hall Transitional Living Program.
  • Alternative for Girls – $2500. Leadership Training Series for Young Women, 100 Girls.
  • Community Robotics of Metro Detroit – $3028. Fund supplies and equipment costs for the “Discover Robotics” program for young people ages 5-8.
  • Greening of Detroit – $2500. To expand the Move-Grow-Eat Garden and Nutrition Education program to new community gardens in the Detroit area.
  • MECCA Development Corporation – $2000. For their Upholstery Training Program that will prepare participants with a skill set for employment.

2015-2016

  • Clark Park Coalition – $2500. To cover costs for materials, supplies and field trips for an Arts and Crafts and Photojournalism program.
  • Midnight Golf Program – $2500. To underwrite fees for the Dining and Professional Etiquette component of a 30 week Life Skills Training program.
  • Arts and Scraps – $2860. To be used for the creation of “STEM Thinking Made Simple” program to leaders of 16 Girl Scout troops in low income areas of Wayne County.
  • Detroit Children’s Choir – $1000. To assist growth and further development of programs offered at the GoLightly in-school choir program.
  • Heroes’ Alliance – $2500.  To purchase education supplies for an after-school engineering program for high school students.
  • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency – $500. To purchase 62 companion K-8 books for “The Big Read” program.
  • buildON – $300. To cover printing & communications for their Regional Service Project in Detroit, an afterschool youth service program.
  • Detrit Sharks Cheer Expansion Program – $971.25. To cover partial costs for their athletic program on the Eastside of Detroit.
  • Hope Community Outreach and Development Services – $695. To help fund the “Show Me the Money-Your Child’s Path to Financial Literacy” program in the 48214 and 48215 Detroit zip codes.
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation – $490. Funds to cover the cost of testing one of the remaining untested city of Detroit rape kits.
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute – $500. Partial funds to sponsor 10 students at the one-day Giant Step Teen Conference.
  • PuppetART –  $280. To purchase workshop materials for 1 field trip group in the Summer Edition Program.

2014-2015

  • MACC Development – $1,000. Purchase supplies for literacy program.
  • Wayne Chidren’s Healthcare Access Program – $2,386. Purchase supplies to support their fit kids program.
  • Cotillion Society of the Detroit –  $3,810. Men of Tomorrow program, which mentors and teaches etiquette to middle school boys in Detroit.
  • Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation – $1,000. Replenish books and train volunteers for the Junior Great Books program.
  • Developing K.I.D.S – $4,000. Food and supplies for its after-school and family activities.
  • Awarded 826 Michigan – $1,000. Student matierals for Detroit In-School Workshop Roadshows to develop creative and expository writing skills and to help teachers inspire their students to write.
  • Crescendo Detroit – $2,950. Guest speakers/presenters and admittance to DSO, Michigan Opera Theater and Matrix Theater for 25 students during their Summer Camp.
  • Living Arts – $2,500. Dance costumes for “Out-of-School-Arts’ summer program, providing multidisciplinary arts and dance classes to youth in Southwest Detroit.
  • Wayne State University – Another Chance program – $2,500. Smart Boards for Another Chance program which provides literacy training to adults to help them prepare for GED.
  • SHILOH Girls – $2,869. 2015 Detroit-based Program Costs, including meals, art supplies, etiquette program, science program dance program, financial literacy, fitness program.

2013-2014

  • Blanket With Love – $2,500.  Purchased fleece for volunteers to create 500 blankets to be distributed to children as presents at the Most Holy Trinity Annual Christmas Party.
  • Full Circle Foundation – $5,000.  Helped create a microenterprise Commercial Laundry Service for the Adults with Special Needs by purchasing linens laundry baskets, racks and more for skills and job training.
  • Inside Out Literary Arts Project – $4,500.  Printed literary magazines for students at six elementary schools in Detroit who are participating in the Literacy Arts Project. Students will work under the guidance of a writer-in-residence.
  • Bridgepointe – El Sueno Project: Hygiene Education – $670.  Funds used to purchase items for hygiene kits for 80 low-income girls in grade 4 at the Detroit academy of the Americas as a starter kit in their Girls Empowerment program.
  • Detroit Institute for Children – $2,199.  Purchase a 60” TV for the Therapeutic Technology Room, to be used in “The Benefits of Using Technology for Improving Pediatric Therapies” program for children with visual and hearing special needs.
  • Giant Step Teen Conference and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute – $2,300.  Covered printing costs for the annual 1-day conference for 250 9th and 10th graders from 50 Metro Detroit Area High Schools.
  • Think Detroit/PAL Youth Sports Development – Girls Initiative – $1,100.  Purchased uniforms and other supplies for the Girls Initiative, to encourage girls to participate more in sports, which will help their overall development and confidence.
  • God’s Oldschool Ministry, Inc. – $2,500.  Grant funds used to purchase school supplies for 500 children, to be distributed at the 2014 Summer Youth Outreach Fair.
  • Camp Casey – Horsey Calls:Detroit South East Michigan – $1,410. Funds were used to cover the costs of Horsey House Calls, during which children with cancer and their families interact with a therapy horse.
  • Detroit Community Health: Teens for a Better Tomorrow – $1,378.  Funds covered some of the costs of the annual Teens for a Better Tomorrow conference.
  • Girl Scouts of SE Michigan – $1,740. Provided program supplies and materias for activities and snacks at meetings, as well as GSUSA memberships, uniforms, pins, books, badges, etc.
  • Just the Beginning Foundation: Detroit Legal Summer Institute – $1,880.  Supported the 4-week summer law immerson program for underrepresented, low-income high school students, teaching critical thinking, reasoning, oral communication and writing.
  • Minor League Sports Academy – $1,000. Covered costs of equipment and supplis for the Motor City Elite Track Club’s first annual Track Camp.
  • Youth with a Vision: Summer Youth Program – $1,350.

2012-2013

  • Pewabic Society, Inc., $1,500.
  • Detroit Sharks Youth Organization, $5,000.
  • Arts & Scraps, $2,960.
  • Barnabas Inc., $2,000.
  • Mercy Education Project, $2,750.
  • Humble Design, $3,500.
  • Living Arts, $1,500. 
  • Green Living Science, $505. 
  • Detroit Children’s Choir, $1,500. 
  • Magic Carpet Theatre, $2,000.
  • PuppetART Theater, $1,100. 
  • Christ Child House, $2,000. 
  • Westside Cultural & Athletic Club, $4,000.
  • Jefferson East Business Association, $5,000.

2011-2012

  • Playworks Detroit, $2,000.00.  Grant funds used to purchase workshop supplies, certificates and a banner.
  • Detroit Institute for Children, $5,000.00.  Grant funds used to purchase a universal exercise unit.
  • Marygrove College, $3,200.00.  Grant funds used to purchase books for a contemporary American author series.
  • Alternatives for Girls, $2,800.00.  Grant funds used for helping to fund the “Stop Trafficking Our Peers” campaign.
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development, $4,000.00.  Grant funds used to sponsor eighty students for the 2012 Giant Step Teen Conference
  • First Children’s Finance, $800.00.  Grant funds used to fund location rental, food, materials and incentives for the “Boot Camp” trainings for directors/owners of child care businesses.
  • Wayne County 4-H Mentoring Program, $4,100.00.  Grant funds used to cover the cost of lodging, food, participating fees and activity supplies for the 4-H Mentoring Weekend.
  • Rainbow Alliance, $3,100.00.  Grant funds used to help with the funding for 90 individuals to attend Camp Rainbear.

2010-2011

  • Detroit Children’s Choir$400.00.  Grant funds used to purchase food for the two day spring concert event in May 2011.
  • Detroit Youth Foundation, $2,500.00.  Grant funds used to assist with providing food for six date nights at Youthville events.
  • Southwest Counseling Solutions, $1,000.00.  Grant funds used to purchase educational materials for the Family Literacy Program.
  • Jefferson East Business Association, $3,000.00.  Grant funds used to support the children’s area at the Jazzin’ on Jefferson event.
  • Beyond Basics, $2,500.00.  Grant funds used to support the Read to Rise Tutoring Program.
  • Developing Kingdoms In Different Stages, $1,500.00.  Grant funds used to assist with the Grief, Loss and Trauma Support Program.
  • City Year, $2,500.00.  Grant funds used to purchase materials and equipment for Family Literacy Nights.
  • The Guidance Center, $2,000.00.  Grant funds used for the Reading is Fundamental Program.
  • Pewabic Society, Inc., $1,000.00.  Grant funds used to purchase materials for Bedside Art-Fun with Clay program.
  • Matrix Human Services, $1,500.00.  Grant funds used to purchase sing-along concerts, supplies and books.
  • Greening of Detroit, $1,400.00.  Grant funds used to purchase supplies and snacks for the Camp Greening program.
  • God’s Old School Ministry, $1,000.00.  Grant funds used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for five hundred kids.
  • Detroit Historical Society, $2,200.00.  Grant funds used for the exhibit learning station.
  • Corpus Christi Church, $2,500.00.  Grant funds used for the Summer Youth Enrichment Program.