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Wednesday, 14 February 2024 22:53

Save the Dates for Giving Hope Annual Events


Traditionally, Giving Hope holds four events throughout the year.  Giving Hope members and patrons are invited to attend annual events

Please mark the dates on your calendar. More information to come!

Pizza Party and Game Night - Wed., March 20th

Summer Event (TBD) - Wed., June 5th

Giving Hope Business Meeting/Dinner - Wed., Oct. 16th

Dixboro Shopping Event - Wed., Dec. 4th

Published in Giving Hope News
Wednesday, 14 February 2024 19:12

PORCH Gathering - Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
Our volunteers spent the Valentines eve with senior friends and shared music and sweets.
The world is a better place because of the love and sharing and caring!
Thank you to our volunteers for kind hearts.
You can make an impact with your love and make the world more beautiful!
Wednesday, 14 February 2024 18:29

How you can help Struggling Youth

Thank you Team Growth Works for an informational session and discussion on "how you can help a struggling youth".
When a child is acting out, showing signs of at-risk behavior, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, where can a parent turn?
For Wayne Country residents, they can turn to the Youth Assistance and Diversion Program - a service of Growth Works.
The Lunch & Learn sessions hosted by Local Impact Alliance are a great community resource in bringing people together and gather information.
If you have topic which you know would be good topic for discussion or you know of a speaker who would like to apeak on a topic which affects and connects community, please reach out to B Meade at 734-495-1200.
Learn more about Lunch & Learn
Learn more about Growth Works
Published in Lunch & Learn

A parents', grandparents', teachers' and counselors' introduction to local program for at-risk youth


When a child is acting out, showing signs of at-risk behavior, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, where can a parent turn? For Wayne Country residents, they can turn to the Youth Assistance and Diversion Program - a service of Growth Works.

This unique program provides an opportunity for a child to improve decision-making, take responsibility for their actions, and gain tools to navigate life.

The Growth Works team works with youth ages 11-17.5 to support young people and their families. The goal is to be a positive adult figure and meet each kid where they're at. The team members feel this is an opportunity to plant seeds for future growth.

Whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor or concerned citizen, we invite you to join us the EVENING of February 13 to learn more about how we can help our young people be the best version of themselves.

About Our Speakers ...


Laura Reiners

Growth Works Community Relations Director

Laura is responsible for sharing the mission and services of Growth Works to communities across Western Wayne County. She works collaboratively with nonprofits, school districts, municipalities and other community organizations to support youth and families in need.


Tiffany Borchardt-Mills - Client Services Supervisor

Tiffany oversees all of the day-to-day management of the Youth Assistance Program, working with her team to coordinate services. She has been instrumental in the growth of the program over the past five years, bringing these services to youth and families across Western Wayne County.



Shannon Williams - YAP Coordinator

Shannon is often the first person youth and families interact with as they enter the Youth Assistance Program. She coordinates and conducts all assessments to determine eligibility for the program; and ensure youth and families are a good fit.



Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:00-7:00 PM

Canton Township Administration Building

1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton

Lower Level - Meeting Room E

(online Zoom option is also available)

This is a FREE event, but we ask that you register.

Seating is limited to 32 guests.

Click Here to Register


Published in Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, 24 January 2024 22:00

A great community resource

The Lunch & Learn series hosted by Local Impact Alliance has been a great success in local community. The January topic "The Green Burial" was offered completely online and was well received and attended.
The community outreach committee of Local Impact Alliance handpicks the topics, speakers and venue to bring important topics for discussion in the local community.
It is great way to foster community and start dialogue in a very relaxed and open atmosphere. If you have any topic in mind or a speaker who would be great to listen to please reach out to Beth Meade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Here is the winter line up of topics:
#February: Growth Works - A Parent's Guide to Building Teen Life Skills
#March: Plymouth Canton Community Literacy Council - Integrating Adult English Language Learners Into the community
#April: Michigan Library Association - Protecting Access to Books through the Michigan Right to Read Initiative
You can get information about upcoming topic, date, venue or watch recordings of previous topics: Lunch & Learn
The recording for Green Burial lunch & learn - Eco Burial Lunch & Learn (passcode - 8Es1@nGC)
Published in Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, 17 January 2024 19:08

Local Impact Alliance Annual Report 2023

Working with you to Make an Impact Locally
Please take a moment and read our Annual Report, we are happy to report that the state of our Alliance (LIA), with our family of foundations and funds is very strong and we are energized and moving forward with new initiatives, helping our local communities thrive.
We continue to be an important pillar for our regional communities and have been able to grow in our purpose and capacity over the years.
Because of your generosity and support the Local Impact Alliance and it's affiliates celebrated a historic year of giving and grantmaking. 
Gifts to Alliance during the 2023 totaled in over 2 million dollars!!
The Alliance awarded nearly $1.65 million in grants and $157,000 in scholarships.
Thank you to each and every one of you and let's continue to  make an impact in 2024.
Please click on the link to read the 2023_LIA_Annual_Report-.pdf
Thursday, 11 January 2024 18:11

Scholarship Application 2024

Attention Students!

2024 Scholarship Applications are now OPEN

The 2024 Scholarship Applications for all scholarship funds managed through the Local Impact Alliance are now open. The applications will remain open until March 15, 2024.

We're proud to support our community's students and their educational endeavors by offering numerous scholarships. Our program includes financial aid opportunities for students of all ages who are at different stages in their educational pursuits, as well as a number of different areas of study.

Scholarships recipients will be notified in late April; and funds will be sent directly to schools for the fall semester.

To read the description of scholarships please click on the link below.



Click on the link below to be transferred to our scholarship applications.

Local Impact Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Nidhi Puri and Bryan Regner.
They started their new terms from new year.
The Local Impact Alliance comprises three Community Foundations, Canton Community Foundation, Community Foundation Of Plymouth, Westland Community Foundation, a Women’s Giving Circle, Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle, Community programs PORCH which addresses the issues of social isolation and loneliness and Future Fit a talent pipeline for local students and business in community, nonprofit Eagles for Children which raises funds to support local children's charities which benefits disadvantaged children.
The Local Impact Alliance was formed to strengthen and promote organized philanthropy in the Western Wayne area, particularly through the promotion and development of local community foundations and nonprofits.
Nidhi Puri web 
 Nidhi Puri - A Canton resident and is President and CEO of Arbor Corporation. She serves as a member of the Michigan chapters of the Association of the United States Army and Society of American Military Engineers and a founding member of the Northern USA-India Business Council, which is part of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Her experience and qualifications are in the fields of Marketing, Development, Business, and Event Planning. She wants to use her skills to make a positive impact in the community.
 Bryan Regner – Resides and owns a successful Edward Jones investment firm in Canton. Bryan has couple of funds Canton Community Foundation. His fund makes multiple grants to the local nonprofits, and he is very involved in the community. His expertise is marketing and finance. His motto – Going from Successful to Significant.
 We look forward to working closely with our new Board of Directors and make it a year of impact in our local community.
“The mission of Community Foundation of Plymouth is to empower local community programs to improve quality of life of it residents. We are excited to welcome our new board of director who will help us accomplish our goals”.
We are honored to announce a new member of Plymouth Foundation board, Delbert Redfield. A Plymouth resident, he brings experience in marketing, event planning to the board, and will bring local visibility to the organization.
Currently working at Hylant Group, Delbert has expressed excitement to work with other board members and staff of Local Impact Alliance. We very much look forward to the insights and new ideas he will provide in this new role.
Please join us in welcoming Del to the Local Impact Alliance family!
Community Foundation of Plymouth is an affiliate of Local Impact Alliance.

Mararet Dunning Foundation supports Local Impact Alliance, awards grant to upgrade technology.

Local Impact Alliance is set to upgrade it's software Pearl to more modern state of the art system from Bromellkamp, AkoyaGO.

This transiton would greatly increase data processing and analysing capabilities of staff members. 

It will also give us the tools needed to continue to engage with other nonprofits, grantees, as well as current and potential donors in an efficient and impactful ways.

The Local Impact Alliance supports the community foundations of Canton, Plymouth and Westland; as well at the Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle and Eagles for Children and more than 120 individual funds. With nearly $6 million in assets, the mission is simple: Build trusted partnerships to connect resources with community needs.

The Margaret Dunning Foundation was founded by Ms. Dunning in 1997. She was born in 1910 in Redford Township, Michigan, and moved with her mother to Plymouth, Michigan in the 1920s.


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