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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.

Canton Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients for it's various Funds for the year 2024

Canton Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients for it's various Funds for the year 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.

Our online scholarship application opens in early January and remains open until mid-March.  Scholarships recipients are notified in May; and funds are sent directly to schools for the fall semester.

A description of each scholarship offered through the Westland Community Foundation of Plymouth can be found Here

 

Canton Community Foundation Scholarship Winners 2024

 
Barbara Ann Romano Scholarhsip Angel Walker
   
Barbara Church Rodenberg Anirudh Krishnan
   
Canton Soccer Club Scholaship Donovan Thomas
  Langdon McGuire
  Landon Locke
  Michael Zheng
  Karly Ruffner
  Noor Raza
   
 Canton Police Scholarship Braden Michalak
   
Elizabeth Durack Memorial Scholarship  Mary Krusz
  Preston Parana
   
Denski Family Scholarship Sylvie Sherman
   
Dustin Piepsney Memorial Scholaship Joshua Smith
   
Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship - U/M Arslaan Zahid
Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship - EMU Ivy Gharaibeh
   
Meredith Whalen Memorial Scholarship Lila Aikens
   
Jack Demmer Ford Scholarship Michael Nowell
Jack Demmer Ford - Trade Scholarship Coen Hilden
   
Dennis Noricks Memorial Scholarship Mitchell Robillard
   
R.K.Bhama MD Memorial Scholarship Abhinav Raghu
   
Bonnie Berg Memorial Scholarship Aliya Kurian
Hagbard Berg Memorial Scholarship Addison Furlow
Kelly John Wheatlyy Scholarship Nadia Kreft
   
Waltonwood Cherry Hill Scholarship Bennett Gleneski
  Michael Yu
   
Robert Loyd Memorial Scholarship Aubrey Buffa
  Amelia Luecke
  Ava Kephart
   
Livonia Firefighters Scholarship Paige Egner
  Jaden Reji
   
Grigg Family Scholarship Mackenzie Melnik
  Reese Vaerten
   
Marjorie & Donald Treadwell Scholarship Alana Carrer
   
 Jason Russell Maurer Memorial Scholarship  Zewditu Brooks
   Shania Crumbey
   Haley Daulton
   Gabriella Dudzic
   Gavin Flosky
   Amanda Harvey
   Ava Harvey
   Kirsten Hewines
   Oliver House
   Karis Keith
   Tyler Nichols
   Ethan Obidzinski
   Paige Perry 
   Fiona Samson
   Rachel Schmitt
   Zachary Seventko
   Chloe Simon
   Autumn Simon
   Brooklyn Simon
  Carly Sumner 
   Lilians Tasich
  Lordina Twum 
   Caleb Upton
   Claire Walker
   Kaitlyn Weiss
   Leah Zarrilli
   
Matthew Carey Memorial Scholarship Clifton Buckens
  Steven Doyle
  Gabrielle Simpson
  Emily Jacobs
   

 

Community Foundation of Plymouth awards Scholarships for 2024

Community Foundation of Plymouth awards Scholarships for 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.

Our online scholarship application opens in early January and remains open until mid-March.  Scholarships recipients are notified in May; and funds are sent directly to schools for the fall semester.

A description of each scholarship offered through the Westland Community Foundation of Plymouth can be found Here

 

Community Foundation of Plymouth Funds and Awardees

 
CFCU/ George Lawton Scholarship Jayden Joy
  Grace Fernandes
  Rachael Miska
  Delaney Morrin
  Issac Hopp
   
CFCU/Margaret Dunning Scholarship Angelica Salazar
  Cassandra Tallman
  Monica Vaughn
  Nylah Brown
  Angelique Sanchez
   
CFCU/Ron Carlson Nicholas Green
  Arsalaan Zahid
   
CFCU Trade Ryleigh Danis
  Brennan Laing
  Alyssa Oudeh
  Lauren Liggons
  Derek Roth
  Arianna Hernandez
   
Plymouth Reign Soccer Scholarship  Sam Baum
  Alexis Pickerel
  Cooper Nieuwastadt
   
   
Erin Ryan/Kiwanis Scholarship  Krithvi Rayarapu
   
Gene & Jane Overholt Kiwainis Scholarship Anirudh Krishnan
   
Shannon Smith Memorial Scholarship Taten Lake
   
Dul Scholarship  
   
   
   

 

Westland Community Foundation awards Scholarships

Westland Community Foundation awards Scholarships

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.

Our online scholarship application opens in early January and remains open until mid-March.  Scholarships recipients are notified in May; and funds are sent directly to schools for the fall semester.

A description of each scholarship offered through the Westland Community Foundation of Plymouth can be found Here

 

 Westland Community Foundation Scholarship Winners for 2024

 
Westland Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Matthew Daniels
  Allison Thaxton
  Mackenzie Goetz
   

 

Westland debuts new LOGO!

Westland debuts new LOGO!

The Westland Community Foundation is debuting a new logo to the community.
 
The Westland Community Foundation celebrated 25 years of giving in 2021. During 2021, a major milestone was achieved: Westland Community Foundation has distributed over $1,000,000 in funds (includes matching funds) to organizations in Westland.
 
In 2021 a major decision was made by the Board of Westland Community Foundation to join the Local Impact Alliance. As time evolved, so did the need to continue the foundation’s work best representing the area in which is served. The foundation successfully underwent a strategic planning and merging process with Local Impact Alliance.
 
The Board members realized that the logo needs to represent many facets of the foundation: the generosity of the community served, collaboration among donors and nonprofits with the foundation, growth of the community and hope.
PORCH Volunteers visit their Senior Friends

PORCH Volunteers visit their Senior Friends

Check out all the beautiful creations from Canton Residents!
 
Thank you to our volunteers for their kind hearts and time spent painting with our senior friends.
 
The world is a better place when we take time to slow down and get to know our community.
 

Image Gallery

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Giving Hope in the Community

Giving Hope in the Community

Women's History Month in Canton

Giving Hope was Invited by Canton Township to host a table at their Women's History event on March 14. Five Board members, Sharon Filips, Raeann Neil, Karen Hanchett, Noel Bittinger and Donna Clack were on hand to tell ladies attending the event about Giving Hope and all of the good work we do in the community.

Fleece and Thank You Event

In 2023, Giving Hope granted money to the Fleece and Thank You organization to provide blanket kits to be made and then given to children who are in the hospital. On Saturday, May 11, at 9 am the public is invited to come to the Summit in Canton to make blankets. No skills or materials are necessary. Bring a freind! Contact Janet Brady This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Got Crayons?

Starting on March 30 and continuing for two weeks, bring your old crayons to the Canton Library and put them in collecton box. They will be melting them down and creating a giant Canton Community Crayon!

Giving Hope Grant Applications are now open for 2024

Giving Hope Grant Applications are now open for 2024

We’re happy to announce that the Giving Hope Grant Applications are now open for 2024! 

We will be awarding $12,800 among various charities benefitting women and children mostly in the Plymouth, Canton and Northville areas. If you have friends or associates that are involved in these organizations, please let them know. The deadline for submission is April 19th.

Your generous donations since 2008 have allowed us to award over $218,000 to over 58 organizations.  We appreciate your support through all the yearly donation opportunities both online and in-person for granting, Pass the Purse and 100 Women. Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle truly has made an important impact on our local community in need, and we can all be very proud of our efforts.

Below is the link to access the grant application.

https://cantonfoundationgrants.communityforce.com/

Save the Dates for Giving Hope Annual Events

Save the Dates for Giving Hope Annual Events

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

Local Impact Alliance Annual Report 2023

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
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