Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, Inc. will use third quarter grant dollars to support two Honor Flights that will send area veterans to Washington, D.C. where they’ll visit meaningful sites like the World War II memorial, shown here.  


In July, members of Four County Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees met to review and approve grant requests totaling more than $87,000. These funds will be utilized by local nonprofit groups, schools and governmental agencies to address needs within the community.

Grant dollars were awarded to:

  • Bruce Township for a cemetery beautification project that aims to restore fencing and gates and improve pedestrian safety
  • Metamora Historical Society for the installation of air conditioning in the Old Town Hall to increase rental and usage opportunities
  • Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, Inc. to support two Honor Flights that will send area veterans and their guardians to Washington, D.C.
  • Operation Breast Density to support breast density education and awareness and provide financial assistance for supplemental imaging
  • Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies for the AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) program whose goal is to stop overdose deaths, reduce harm caused by heroin and other opioids, and strengthen community engagement in addressing public health challenges
  • Shelby Township Police Department for a Community Shred Day that will allow residents to shred documents at no cost so as to prevent potential fraud
  • Capac Elementary School’s FIRST LEGO League Discover and Explore robotics course for general financial support
  • Armada High School’s Digital Media Arts and Technology program for the purchase of equipment that allows students to create visual and audio products and learn effective communication skills
  • Capac High School for the purchase and installation of an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
  • DRIVE/R & E Family Foundation to purchase food for their Elementary School Weekend Food Program that serves 250 low-income children in three elementary schools in the Romeo and Utica school districts
  • West Berlin United Methodist Church for their food distribution program
  • Imlay City High School for the purchase of scenery and set pieces for the new Performing Arts Center
  • Romeo High School’s SERVE program to create a free thrift store for students
  • The Rainbow Connection’s scholarship program to support two scholarships for area students
  • Imlay City Middle School for costs associated with a sixth-grade theater trip to Meadowbrook Hall to a performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’
  • Almont Community Schools for the implementation of the Positivity Project at Orchard Primary and Almont Middle schools

Several of the foundation’s donor advised funds awarded program support to local schools and nonprofit agencies and for student scholarships. The Women’s Fund, a Field of Interest fund, granted dollars to Friends of Foster Kids for two college scholarships for foster youth aging out of the care system.

October 1 is the next deadline for applications. Applications and more information about the grant-seeking process can be found online at www.4ccf.org/grantees/.

The Foundation provides grants to eligible, IRS tax-exempt organizations, schools, and governmental agencies operating in the Four County Community Foundation service areas in Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland counties. Grants are made to support progressive ideas in education, health, and community, including youth and adult programs.

For more information about Four County Community Foundation, visit www.4ccf.org, call (810) 798-0909 or email Executive Director Kathy Dickens at kdickens@4ccf.org.