2014 Grants

The following is a list of all recent grants awarded. In addition, archived grant lists are available by selecting 2011-2013 Grants.

Building Community

Charlevoix County Community Foundation - $10,000

www.c3f.org

Support for feasibility study of an Economic Development Strategy for Charlevoix County, conducted by the W.E. UpJohn Institute.

City of Petoskey - $7,750

www.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 - $10,000

www.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 - $150,000

ww.fairfoodnetwork.org

West Michigan expansion of Double Up Food Bucks.

Grand Rapids Community College - $25,000

www.grcc.edu

Support for 100th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance - $1,000

www.ethnicdiversity.org

Support for the 2014 Summit on Race & Inclusion.

Local First Educational Foundation - $30,000

www.localfirst.com

Support to increase social entrepreneurship and engagement among local business owners.

Well House - $25,000

www.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 - $450,000

www.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 - $11,000

www.grps.org

Support for an updated Downtown / Central Campus Master Plan.

Manistee County Community Foundation - $15,000

www.manisteefoundation.org

Support for community collective impact strategy - Pathways to Preschool, Postsecondary Education and Prosperity.

The Center for Michigan, Inc. - $35,000

www.thecenterformichigan.net

Support to study the impact of poverty on families in rural Northern Michigan.

Nurturing Community Arts

ArtPrize - $237,000

www.artprize.org

Support for the creation of an artist seed grant program to increase the artistic quality and reach of ArtPrize.

Broadway Grand Rapids - $20,000

www.broadwaygrandrapids.org

Capital support for structural improvements to DeVos Performance Hall.

Cultural Data Project - $10,000

www.culturaldata.org

Support for the Michigan Cultural Data Project.

Grand Rapids Symphony - $10,000

www.grsymphony.org

Support to broaden attendance at the spring 2015 LiveArts 85th Season Celebration.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra - $35,935

www.glcorchestra.org

Support for organizational capacity-building and implementing a strategy for long-term sustainability.

Michigan Humanities Council - $10,000

www.michiganhumanities.org

Support to increase sustainability.

Old Town Playhouse, Inc. - $10,000

www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Renovation of the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan.

Ryerson Library Foundation - $15,000

www.grplfoundation.org

Support for the Peninsular Club Archives and Robinson Photo Collection Digitization Project at the Grand Rapids Public Library.

University of Maryland - $22,500

www.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 - $30,000

http://grcity.us

Support for a public planning process relative to the Grand River corridor.

Conservation Resource Alliance - $100,000

www.rivercare.org

Support for the Jordan River Old State Road/Stream Crossing improvement project.

National Wildlife Federation - $10,000

www.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 - $500,000

www.outdoordiscovery.org

Support for Project Clarity to restore and protect the Macatawa Watershed.

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. - $50,000

www.traversetrails.org

Support for the Pathways to Sleeping Bear Campaign.

West Michigan Environmental Action Council - $10,000

www.wmeac.org

To support capacity building and organizational development.

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