The following is a list of all recent grants awarded. In addition, archived grant lists are available by selecting 2011-2013 Grants.
Charlevoix County Community Foundation - $10,000www.c3f.org
Support for feasibility study of an Economic Development Strategy for Charlevoix County, conducted by the W.E. UpJohn Institute.
City of Petoskey - $7,750www.petoskey.us
Support for a collaborative project between the City of Petoskey, Petoskey Public School District and Petoskey Community Courts to restore six outdoor tennis courts for community use.
Experience Grand Rapids - $10,000www.experiencegr.com
Support for Grand Rapids as the site for the annual conference of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) Executives.
Fair Food Network - $150,000ww.fairfoodnetwork.org
West Michigan expansion of Double Up Food Bucks.
Grand Rapids Community College - $25,000www.grcc.edu
Support for 100th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance - $1,000www.ethnicdiversity.org
Support for the 2014 Summit on Race & Inclusion.
Local First Educational Foundation - $30,000www.localfirst.com
Support to increase social entrepreneurship and engagement among local business owners.
Well House - $25,000www.wellhousegr.org
Support for a planning grant aimed at capacity building and long-term sustainability.
Enhancing the Lives of Children and Their Families
Grand Rapids Community Foundation - $450,000www.grfoundation.org
Support for the Challenge Scholars initiative - Community infrastructure and last dollars scholarships targeted to first generation post-secondary students.
Grand Rapids Public Schools - $11,000www.grps.org
Support for an updated Downtown / Central Campus Master Plan.
Manistee County Community Foundation - $15,000www.manisteefoundation.org
Support for community collective impact strategy - Pathways to Preschool, Postsecondary Education and Prosperity.
The Center for Michigan, Inc. - $35,000www.thecenterformichigan.net
Support to study the impact of poverty on families in rural Northern Michigan.
Nurturing Community Arts
ArtPrize - $237,000www.artprize.org
Support for the creation of an artist seed grant program to increase the artistic quality and reach of ArtPrize.
Broadway Grand Rapids - $20,000www.broadwaygrandrapids.org
Capital support for structural improvements to DeVos Performance Hall.
Cultural Data Project - $10,000www.culturaldata.org
Support for the Michigan Cultural Data Project.
Grand Rapids Symphony - $10,000www.grsymphony.org
Support to broaden attendance at the spring 2015 LiveArts 85th Season Celebration.
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - $35,935www.glcorchestra.org
Support for organizational capacity-building and implementing a strategy for long-term sustainability.
Michigan Humanities Council - $10,000www.michiganhumanities.org
Support to increase sustainability.
Old Town Playhouse, Inc. - $10,000www.oldtownplayhouse.com
Renovation of the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan.
Ryerson Library Foundation - $15,000www.grplfoundation.org
Support for the Peninsular Club Archives and Robinson Photo Collection Digitization Project at the Grand Rapids Public Library.
University of Maryland - $22,500www.provost.umd.edu/devosinstitute/
Support for technical assistance of Grand Rapids Arts partners by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland.
Protecting the Environment
City of Grand Rapids - $30,000http://grcity.us
Support for a public planning process relative to the Grand River corridor.
Conservation Resource Alliance - $100,000www.rivercare.org
Support for the Jordan River Old State Road/Stream Crossing improvement project.
National Wildlife Federation - $10,000www.nwf.org
Support for the Peter Wege Tribute luncheon and 10th Annual Healing Our Waters conference held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway - $500,000www.outdoordiscovery.org
Support for Project Clarity to restore and protect the Macatawa Watershed.
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. - $50,000www.traversetrails.org
Support for the Pathways to Sleeping Bear Campaign.
West Michigan Environmental Action Council - $10,000www.wmeac.org
To support capacity building and organizational development.