2011 Grants — Encouraging Civic Progress
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.
Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation - $42,000www.cah.org/Foundation/foundation.html
Support for the School Nurse Partnership initiative designed to provide site-based preventative health services to school children in the Charlevoix area.
City of Grand Rapids - $27,000www.grand-rapids.mi.us
Support for the "Transformation Investment Plan" - an effort to create a sustainable high-quality public safety operation.
City of Grand Rapids - $5,300www.grand-rapids.mi.us
Support for the reconstruction and update of a model of downtown Grand Rapids.
County of Kent - $15,000www.accesskent.com
Support for a study of the area's parks systems in order to identify, evaluate, and propose organizational, operational, and funding models that could maintain services for multiple jurisdictions.
Grand Action Foundation - $1,000,000www.grandaction.org
Support for a capital campaign to transform the southern tip of downtown Grand Rapids into the area's first year-round urban farmer's market, and the country's first LEED-certified public market.
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council - $2,000www.gvmc.org
Support for surveys of citizens and local officials regarding municipal service sharing.
Michigan League for Human Services - $25,000www.milhs.org
Support to help broaden the base of support for this statewide public policy organization focused on economically vulnerable families and children.
Midtown Neighborhood Association - $230,000www.midtowngr.org
Support for capital improvements to the Fulton Street Farmers Market to provide greater access to fresh, locally-sourced food for the surrounding neighborhood as well as to the greater Grand Rapids area.
The Brookings Institution - $10,000www.brookings.edu/metro
Support for the Michigan Metropolitan and Urban Strategy project - an urban economic redevelopment initiative.
The Center for Michigan, Inc. - $100,000www.thecenterformichigan.net
Support for the next stage in the development of an independent, nonpartisan "think-and-do" tank that champions a results-driven public sector.