Cultivating Dreams. Enhancing Lives.
The Canton Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Western Wayne County and beyond by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
- Encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
- Support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
While the Canton Community Foundation remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, the following are areas that will generally not be considered for funding at this time:
- Routine operating expenses
- Travel, tours or trips
- Endowment campaigns
- Special fundraising events and sponsorships
- Political organizations
- Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
- Issues that divide us, not unite us
New Hope Center for Grief Support- $5,000 New Hope plans to expand School-Based Grief Program in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District. It currently offers the program at the four Plymouth-Canton High Schools (Plymouth, Canton, Salem, and Starkweather). District leadership values New Hope’s program and wants to gradually expand across all the elementary and middle schools (19 schools).
Miracle League of Plymouth - $3,500 Winter Holiday Party an indoor event, fully catered, for all the special needs families (including mothers and all children within those families)
Rainbow Connection - $2,000 Special Response for Canton Wish Families. The program will assist wish families who have unexpected financial burdens coinciding with having to care for a child in a critical condition. Along with IMMEDIATE relief in the areas of groceries, gas, car repairs, rent/mortgage, utilities, furniture, clothing, funeral expenses, and other emergent needs.
Partnership for Arts & Humanities - $2,000 Adaptive Creative Expression. To launch new adaptive arts and movement-based programming at the Village Arts Factory for a youth demographic that has been widely and historically underserved and will benefit from opportunities to explore and build new skills (communication, fine/gross motor, etc.,) while forming important social connections and meaningful ties to the community.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan — $1000 grant to start an at-risk troop at Field Elementary School. From friendship to leadership, and science exploration to career literacy, Girl Scouting provides a wealth of real-world benefits for girls.
Families Against Narcotics — $5000 grant to expand the program into Wayne County. Families Against Narcotics is a safe place where people can face and learn about addiction from others who have had similar experiences.
Canton Township - Summit on the Park — $1000 grant for Nordic Pole Walking classes for seniors at the Summit. Nordicwalking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport.
B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center, Canton Township — $2500 grant to expand the afterschool program for low-income families. The B.L.O.C.K. (Building Leaders Out of Canton's Kids) is a hip 3,000 square foot, state of the art center, providing after school programming and plenty of fun. The center offers a safe, supervised and social setting for teens ages 11-17.