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
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.