Program Grants 2008-2009

Davenport University
$155,957 for family-named scholarships:
  • M.E. Davenport Family Scholarship
  • Robert W. and Margaret D. Sneden Student Aid Fund
  • Engle Nursing Scholarship
Wedgwood Christian Services

$46,666 for "Building Hope for Children" capital campaign

Lighthouse Academy (Wedgwood Christian Services)

$20,000 to support programs and services for expelled high school students pursuing their diplomas

Friends of Michigan Veterans Homes

$50,000 for equipment upgrades and improvements at the residential facilities for veterans in Grand Rapids and Marquette, MI.

Lighthouse Communities

$40,000 (2nd year of 3-year pledge) for development of business incubator in Southtown neighborhood of Grand Rapids

Next Step of West Michigan

$5000 for employment training and re-entry services for men

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

$50,000 for K-12 educational programs in business and economics

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

$50,000 for Essential Needs Task Force fund

Kent County Agricultural Board

$30,000 for farmland Preservation of Development Rights (PDR) owner expense fund

City of Muskegon

$1,000 for Academic Olympics

Lose the Training Wheels Inc. (Marquette, MI)

$1000 for special-needs bike riding event

Cedar Tree Institute (Marquette County, MI)

$10,000 for Phase II of "Wings and Seeds" native plant restoration project

Council of Michigan Foundations

$2,500 for membership dues

TOTAL COMBINED GRANTS 2008-09:  $551,947