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The Canton Cares Fund provides financial support for Canton Township-sponsored programs assisting seniors, veterans, youths and persons with disabilities. It also includes programs assisting Canton residents following natural disaster, mass casualty or significant personal loss, and programs recognizing heroic or "above-and-beyond the call of duty" acts of township employees.
Click here to donate to Canton Cares Fund and help your community.
Have an older vehicle that you are considering donating to a cause?
Now you can donate that vehicle to the Foundation and designate it for either the general operating fund or any of the funds managed by the Foundation.
We have partnered with CARS to make donating a vehicle easy.
CARS takes care of everything from the pick-up and sale to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents. CARS is committed to treating every vehicle donor with gratitude and great service while delivering the highest possible returns to the Foundation. To date, CARS has returned more than $300 million to their nonprofit partners.
click here to learn more about how to donate.
Attention Students! The 2021 Scholarship Applications for all scholarship funds managed through the Local Impact Alliance are now open. The applications will remain open until March 15, 2021.
Click on the link below to be transferred to our scholarship applications.
CCF/Penelope Hope Klei Scholarship - Applicant must be planning to attend a Christian college.
Canton Clerk Election Inspector Scholarship - Applicant must have worked the 2020 election polls for Canton Township - both midterm and November.
Canton Historical Society Scholarship - Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be pursuing a degree in History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Historical Education or other like field.
Canton Police Benevolence Scholarship - Applicant must have participated in a Police Explorer program at a police department within Wayne County or planning to major in Criminal Justice. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. If applicant participated in an Explorer program, one letter of recommendation must be from an Agency Advisor.
Canton Soccer Club Scholarship - This scholarship is open to any Michigan resident that has played with the Canton Soccer Club for either the past 3 years or a total of 5 years overall. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach.
Cherry Hill Scholarship - Applicant must be employed by Waltonwood Cherry Hill (for a minimum of the past 4 months).
Community Financial Credit Union Scholarship - Applicants must have had their own personal Community Financial Credit Union account opened for at least 6 months prior to applying for the scholarship and demonstrate the credit union's "people helping people" philosophy. Account needs to have been open on or before September 15, 2020.
Jack Demmer Ford Scholarship - This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors or current college students attending any college or university with any major. The scholarship requires that the applicant has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Denski Family Scholarship - Applicant must be a senior cheerleader graduating from the Plymouth/Canton Community School District, planning to attend any college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have a minimum of 40 hours of documented community service. Applicants must also provide a letter of recommendation from their cheerleading coach.
Elizabeth Durack Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be a "non-traditional" student planning to attend any college or university in Michigan. A non-traditional student is generally someone beginning college later in life or returning to college following an extended absence.
Heather Nicole Hill Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors enrolled at the Starkweather Academy who are planning to attend Schoolcraft College as a full- or part-time student with any major, and with an appreciation of art. Art samples are required.
Starr D. Kohn, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be currently attending University of Michigan, majoring in Civil Engineering. Primary consideration will be given to students focusing on geotechnical, pavement or pavement-related fields of study.
Kenneth W. Kramer, PE Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students from the greater Plymouth and Ann Arbor areas who are pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at any Michigan ABET accredited university.
Gene & Jane Overholt Kiwanis Scholarship - This scholarship is available to all graduating seniors within the Plymouth/Canton school district (public, private or charter) who have demonstrated leadership through volunteerism in the community.
Dustin Piepsney Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is available to all Plymouth-Canton Community School student athletes involved in wrestling, football, or baseball. Applicants may attend any college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from their coach.
Erin Ryan Kiwanis Clubs of Plymouth Scholarship - This scholarship is available to all graduating seniors from any high school in Plymouth or Canton, Michigan. Applicants must have a passion for their community, be Key Club members, and have demonstrated leadership in Key Club.
Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District and plan to attend either the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor or the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Keith Patrick Torp Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be graduating from Plymouth-Canton Community School District and plan to attend either University of Michigan or Washtenaw Community College.
Fred Thomann Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be a student athlete graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District and planning to majoring in Education at any college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A letter of recommendation is required from both a coach and a teacher (the two may not be the same person).
Meredith L. Whalen Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is available to all female students graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District who plan to attend any college or university majoring in Business.
Join the Giving Tuesday movement!
Click on the link below to watch our short video to learn about the huge impact we were able to make in 2020. Our grants, scholarships and programs were able to support those in our communities struggling with basic human needs – many due to the impact of COVID-19.
Use the link below to give to the Local Impact Alliance so we can continue to make an impact in the greater Plymouth/Canton communities and beyond.
Coming Soon on Giving Tuesday, December 1st 2020 Annual Report
This year has been like no other. As we make our way through it, We want to tell our story. Please stay tuned for our Annual Appeal and Annual Report. We are going digital this year. With your support we are able to make impact.
Congratulations to Steven Sneideman, Board Chair of Local Impact Alliance on being elected as Canton Township Trustee.
Township Trustee Ann Marie Graham Hudak got elected as Township Supervisor.
Among the Eight Board of Trustees hopefuls four canditates won 4 year term. newcomer Kate Borinski, incumbent Sommer Foster, newcomer Tania Ganguly, incumbent Steven Sneideman.
Clerk Michael Siegrist and Treasurer Dian Slavens were also elected unopposed.
We hope you will support us this year on Giving Tuesday. Watch your email and social media for opportunities to give and help support the programs and services at the Local Impact Alliance.
For the past 10 years, the Canton Community Foundation has partnered with Legal Help for Veterans to host our annual Veterans' Summit. While the COVID crisis is preventing us from hosting an in-person event this year, we will not let it deter us from educating Michigan veterans and their care givers on the many changes in their benefits.
Please join us for our 11th Annual Virtual Veterans' Summit, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9-Noon.
While this is a free event, we ask that you register using the link below in order to receive the login information.
Thank you to our sponsors, Jack Demmer Ford and Community Financial Credit Union, for assisting us in offering this program to our military veterans.