Past Grant Recipients

For more information about our grantmaking process, please visit our grants page.


Adoption Option, Inc.
Midland, Michigan
Organizational Viability/Education: For the Learn, Evaluate, Achieve, & Play (LEAP) program for adopted/fostered youth and to maintain and expand other foster care/adoption-related services for children, youth, and families.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee
Veteran Support/Emergency Relief: For transitional and permanent housing and related support services for veterans.

ARC of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Disability Services: For the housing and support of Midland County residents living with disabilities.

Arnold Center of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Disability Services: For the support and rehabilitation of Midland County residents living with disabilities.

Bay City Public Schools – Indian Education Program
Bay City, Michigan
Education/Arts and Culture: For the support of educational and cultural programs for Native American K-12 students.

Bethany (Center) for Children and Families
Moline, Illinois
Emergency Relief/Education: For the support of children/families in foster care and other challenging circumstances.

Bethlehem #1 Missionary Baptist Church
Medon, Tennessee
Faith-Based Community Outreach/Education: For scholarships, educational awards, and youth/young adult outreach programs.

Cancer Services of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: For the support of individuals and families dealing with cancer and related challenges.

City Rescue Mission of Saginaw
Saginaw, Michigan
Veteran Support/Emergency Relief: For transitional and permanent housing and related support services for veterans.

Collage Dance Collective
Memphis, Tennessee
Arts and Culture/Education: For efforts to make dance accessible to students of all backgrounds and economic means.

Doctors Without Borders
New York City, New York (with global reach)
Emergency Relief/Hardship: To address the needs of individuals/families in intense medical situations worldwide.

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti Dance Program
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Arts and Culture/Education: For efforts to make dance and academic support accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Family Learning Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Education and Literacy: For extensive literacy and math services, school-based programs, and educational support for families.

First Ward Community Center
Saginaw, Michigan
Education and Literacy: For an innovative technology-oriented education program for diverse youth.

Food Gatherers
Saginaw, Michigan
Private Outreach/Food Insecurity: For Healthy School Pantry Program expanded to address the needs of ten schools in Washtenaw County.

Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church (FPAFC)
Saginaw, Michigan
Private Outreach/Food Insecurity: To purchase emergency food and personal hygiene items for qualifying applicants who come to them for assistance – people of all religions, ages, and races in Saginaw County.

Hidden Harvest
Saginaw, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: To support efforts to repurpose food for organizations addressing food insecurity.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.
Davenport, Iowa
Veteran Support/Emergency Relief: For veteran support services and to provide housing, food, and clothing for the homeless.

Imagination Library (via United Way)
Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa
Education and Literacy: For their ongoing efforts to provide age-appropriate books for every month of the year, from birth to age five, free of charge to thousands of families with small children.

Inner City and African Ministries (ICAM)
Mattapan, Massachusettes; Ghana, West Africa
Faith-Based Community Outreach/Education: For faith-based outreach, improved access to education and healthcare in Africa.

Little Forks Conservancy
Midland, Michigan
Organizational Viability/Culture: For conservancy vitality and efforts to protect natural and nature-related cultural resources.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center of Rock Island
Rock Island, Illinois
Education/Arts and Culture: For the support of cultural, educational, and youth/family support programs.

Metropolitan Memorial Baptist Church
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Faith-Based Community Outreach/Education: For faith based outreach and related youth/educational activities/programs.

Midland Area Homes
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: To support efforts to address housing-related challenges for Midland County residents.

Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: For the Backpack Buddies program, which provides nutritious food for children in need, plus general work toward addressing food insecurity issues.

MidMichigan Homecare (Visiting Nurses)
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: To support efforts to address the needs of individuals/families with medical challenges.

Omega Alpha Club Diversion Program
Midland, Michigan
Education/Emergency Relief: For the support of juvenile justice programming to help youth pursue a positive path.

Open Door of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Hardship: For the housing and support of Midland County residents struggling with homelessness.

Peoria School District 150
Peoria, Illinois
Education and Literacy: For an innovative cellphone-based standardized test prep program for diverse youth.

Reece Endeavor of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Emergency Relief/Disability Services: For the housing and support of Midland County residents living with disabilities.

River Bend Foodbank
Davenport, Iowa
Emergency Relief/Hardship: For collection and distribution of food to families in need throughout the Quad City area.

Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Saginaw, Michigany: For the additional educational assistance and related support services provided by the Dream Catchers For Life Self-Sufficiency program.


United Neighbors
Davenport, Iowa
Emergency Relief and Hardship: For the Newly Unemployed Assistance Program, which provides multiple months of transitional support for families who no longer have adequate resources to maintain basic life necessities.

United Way of the Quad Cities – Imagination Library & Women’s Leadership Council
Davenport, Iowa
Education/Capacity Building: For women’s leadership development, support for children/families in need, and providing books for birth to age five literacy.

Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund of Midland
Midland, Michigan
Veteran Support: For the maintenance and expansion of the local veterans memorial statues and plaques.

Volunteers of America – Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Veteran Support/Emergency Relief: For transitional and permanent housing and related support services for veterans.

Volunteers of America – Michigan
Southfield, Michigan
Veteran Support/Emergency Relief: For transitional and permanent housing and related support services for veterans.

Women of Colors, Inc.
Saginaw, Michigan
Community Outreach/Education: For educational and technology related expenses for STEM programs and related activities.

Women’s Leadership Council (via United Way)
Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa
Organizational Viability/Education: For their efforts to encourage, gather, and coordinate the women of the Quad City area to become more active in the issues and organizations that affect children, youth, and families in need.

Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island
Rock Island, Illinois
Emergency Relief/Education: To support efforts to address the needs of struggling children, youth, and families.