Connect. Invest. Grow.
The organizations of the Local Impact Alliance are working hard for all of the communities of Western Wayne County. Below is just a sampling of the latest news from the nonprofits and groups under the LIA umbrella.
SAVE THE DATES!
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
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.
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.
I am excited and honored to begin my term as Advisory Chair of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle. Linda Demmer has done a fabulous job of leading this group over the last few years and I know she will continue tol be involved as an active member and advisor to our organization. I would also like to welcome Jackie Jossey as our new Treasurer and thank Denise Murray for doing such a great job as treasurer over the past few years. We have a wonderful group of ladies serving on the various committees that make Giving Hope a valuable asset to our local community.
Are you looking to become more actively involved in helping women, children and families in 2024? Please consider joining a committee or becoming a board member at large. The commitment is not too taxing and the rewards are great!
The Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle board would like to wish our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at our 2024 events!Karen HanchettChairwomanGiving Hope, Women's Giving Circle