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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.

Giving Green for Giving Hope

Giving Green for Giving Hope

Calling All Giving Hope Lassies for a Zooming Good Time

Wear your green and zoom along with your fellow "Green Givers"

Wednesday, March 10th - 7 pm

An event benefitting the endowment fund of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle

The event will feature a brief history of the GH endowment fund and how it makes it possible for the women of Giving Hope to accomplish our mission of helping local women, children and families in need.

Canton Community Foundation President Beth Mead will explain the recent changes and the decision to partner with others to become the Local Impact Alliance.

Judges will award two of our best dressed "lassies" special Irish libations. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for gift cards to local shops and eateries - all donated by your GH Advisory Board Members.

We HOPE you will join us! 

Click Here to Register to Attend

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

 The Canton Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from 501(c)3 organizations whose primary purpose is providing programing to help local youth and seniors live heathy lives.  The application deadline is Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Questions?  Contact Beth Meade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-495-1200.

Click here to go to the online application.

 

2021 Scholarship Applications Now Open

2021 Scholarship Applications Now Open

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.

2021 Scholarship Applications

Criteria for Scholarships Using the CCF/CFCU Scholarship Application

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.

2021 Scholarship Application Now Open

2021 Scholarship Application Now Open

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.

2021 Scholarship Applications

Criteria for Scholarships Using the CCF/CFCU Scholarship Application

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.

Local Impact Alliance Giving Tuesday 2020

Local Impact Alliance Giving Tuesday 2020

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.

 

https://cantonfoundation.formstack.com/forms/giving_tuesday 

 

   

Local Impact Alliance Giving Tuesday 2020

Local Impact Alliance Giving Tuesday 2020

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. 

 

https://cantonfoundation.formstack.com/forms/covid_19communityfund

Coming Soon Annual Report 2020

Coming Soon Annual Report 2020

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.

Coming Soon Annual Report 2020

Coming Soon Annual Report 2020

 Coming Soon on Giving Tuesday, December 1st 2020 Annual Report

This year has been like no other. As we find our way, 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 making impact.

Plymouth Township Election Results

Plymouth Township Election Results

Incumbent Supervisor Kurt Heise is re-elcted to the position.

The Board of Trustees for Plymouth Township are, incumbent Charles J Curmi & Bob Doroshewitz, newcomers Audrey Moneghan & John C. Stewart.

Newcomer Clerk Jerry Vorva also got elected.

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