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Visit this space for all the news regarding how the Community Foundation of Plymouth is working in Plymouth and Plymouth Township.

CFP awards Grants

CFP awards Grants

Community Foundation of Plymouth recently announced the 2021 Grants receipts.
Congratulations to:
  1. $5000 to the Plymouth YMCA to fund Girls on the Run and Stride programming.
  2. $2661 to Growth Works for Narcan kits.
  3. $2500 To Camp Casey for Horsey Call.
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.

https://localimpactalliance.org/grants/plymouth-grants/

Community Foundation Plymouth Grants Application is now Open!!

Community Foundation Plymouth Grants Application is now Open!!

Community Foundation of Plymouth Grants Application is now Open!!
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
 
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- 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.
 
Community Foundation is part of Local Impact Alliance and is serving the community for over 30 years.
 

Please apply online at the link below.

Grants Application

Farmers Market Plymouth

Farmers Market Plymouth

National Farmers Market Week
August 1-7, 2021
 
Let’s celebrate Farmers Markets! National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities.
Beth Meade, President/CEO of Local Impact Alliance helping with sowing at Canton Historical Farm. The produce from this farm is donated to Open Door ministries.
 
Plymouth and Canton both have great Farmers Market.
 
Canton Farmers Market
500 N. Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187Wayne
(734) 394-5375
Farmers Market Hours
Start Date: 05/09 - End Date: 10/17
Sunday : 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
 
Plymouth Community Farmers Market 2021
Saturdays, May 8 - October 23, 8am - 12:30pm
760 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth, MI 48170

https://www.plymouthmich.org/.../Plymouth-Community...

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

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 Community Foundation of Plymouth can be found here.

 

Scholarship   Winner
     
George Lawton/ CFCU   Evan Adamski
    Morgan Cummings
    Avery Geyer
    Kari Klavon
    Tanvi Mallya
    John Mullins
    Sydney Shanahan
    Ezekiel Snyder
    Ryan The
    Kalena Wingrove
     
Margaret Dunning/ CFCU   Lauren Atkinson
    Alyssa Ewell
    Sheldon Huff
    Justin Kurncz
    Brianna McNab
    Alison Samp
    Khyelyn Young
     
Al Berrie/ CFCU   Claire Martin
     
Ron Carlson/ CFCU   BJ Blume
    Ethan Gross
     
Dul Foundation Scholarship   Sean Bodwin
    Peter Boyer
    Stephen Derosia
    Christopher Hamman
    Sydney Shaw
    Jackson Vacca
    Alyce Krumm
Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park

Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park

Happy 4th of July!!
We have an important announcement for Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park.
 
Each year thousands of visitors stroll the park, admiring the beautiful pathways, the newly refurbished canon and --- most importantly --- paying respect to the names of the veterans visible on the pathways and the veterans plaza.
After 14 years of harsh Michigan weather, the pavers in the veterans plaza are no longer legible with the names and rank of our honorable service men and women.
The project of removing and replacing the veterans plaza pavers bricks pavers with new laser engraved pavers made of material that has been developed to stand up to brutal winters of Michigan would cost $41,000.
We are pleased to announce Loren Wadington is donating $20,000 from her donor-advised fund at Canton Community Foundation toward the cost of the project.
The remainder of the project will be covered by the Grunwell Cashero Co.
Grunwell Cashero was the contractor for the original construction of the park including stonework, monuments and brick and paver installation.
The work is expected to start in the Spring of 2022.
 
If you wish to support causes like these please support our Foundation, so we can continue to serve Plymouth Canton areas.
Music in the Park

Music in the Park

How about some live music to enjoy in your neighborhood park with your family and friends!

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Community Foundation of Plymouth makes a significant donation for Mental Health Research

Community Foundation of Plymouth makes a significant donation for Mental Health Research

The gift from the Anthony G. Sclabassi Memorial Fund will provide philanthropic support of mental health programs at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. A majority of the funds are ultimately going to be used to support innovative research in the prevention and treatment of depression, bipolar and other mood disorders and will be leveraged into bigger grant dollars.  Additional funds will be used to support the Psychiatry Education and Outreach Gift Fund which will allow for educational programming and outreach for patients and their families, community members, students, educators, health care providers and others touched by mental illness and addiction disorders in an effort to spread awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

Additional resources can be found on website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19

A New Way to Donate

A New Way to Donate

 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.

Please call Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more details.

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.

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