2011 Grants — Enhancing the Lives of Children and Their Families
The following is a list of all grants awarded in the last calendar year. In addition, archived grant lists are available at the bottom of the page.
Baxter Community Center, Inc. - $55,000www.baxtercommunitycenter.org
Support for an initiative to expand the capacity of a high-quality child development program through repurposed space within the neighborhood community center.
Children's Assessment Center - $2,100www.cac-kent.org
Support for multidisciplinary team training in the investigation of child sexual assault.
Heart of West Michigan United Way - $10,000www.hwmuw.org
Support for the establishment of an Early Education Scholarship Fund, a community-wide initiative to improve access to high-quality early education for at-risk preschoolers in preparation for kindergarten entry.
Literacy Center of West Michigan - $10,000www.literacycenterwm.org
Support for the Family Literacy program in collaboration with the Schools of Hope program within Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency - $5,000www.nmcaa.net
Support to meet a challenge grant to engage economically disadvantaged 3-year-old children in high-quality preschool in partnership with the local Great Start Collaborative.
Ready for School - $120,000www.readyforschool.org
Funding for the Holland-centered, community-led early care and education initiative designed to better prepare young children for school entry.
South End Community Outreach Ministries - $10,000www.secomministries.org
Support for the Read to Me parent/child education program.
The Manna Project, Inc. - $21,000www.mannafoodproject.org
Support for the Food 4 Kids Backpack program that provides nutritional meals for economically disadvantaged children over the weekends and summer recess.
The Salvation Army - $10,000www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc.nsf
Support for the Little Pine Island Cabin and Rope Challenge Course capital campaign.
Wedgwood Christian Services, Inc. - $63,000www.wedgwood.org
Support for the Hope Academy of West Michigan, a pre-K to 12 charter school for the academic preparation of underserved preschool children and improved outcomes for at-risk elementary and high school students.