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 - $42,000


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 - $27,000


Support for the "Transformation Investment Plan" - an effort to create a sustainable high-quality public safety operation.

City of Grand Rapids - $5,300


Support for the reconstruction and update of a model of downtown Grand Rapids.

County of Kent - $15,000


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 - $1,000,000


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 - $2,000


Support for surveys of citizens and local officials regarding municipal service sharing.

Michigan League for Human Services - $25,000


Support to help broaden the base of support for this statewide public policy organization focused on economically vulnerable families and children.

Midtown Neighborhood Association - $230,000


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 - $10,000


Support for the Michigan Metropolitan and Urban Strategy project - an urban economic redevelopment initiative.

The Center for Michigan, Inc. - $100,000


Support for the next stage in the development of an independent, nonpartisan "think-and-do" tank that champions a results-driven public sector.

Grants Archives

Grants from 2011

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