1120 E. Long Lake
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The Foundation makes general grants with a maximum award of $1,000 in the following five major categories:
- Image and Feel — To invigorate the senses to make citizens more aware of the beauty of the world and those around them.
- Lifelong Learning — To highlight education as a life long process for all ages and the cornerstone of the community. Knowledge seeking and knowledge sharing communities are happy, productive, thriving places because the exchange of information and ideas stimulate creativity, leads to action and change for a vibrant community.
- Lifestyles — To ensure and promote the care and well being of citizens through areas of recreation, fitness, human services and social interaction that promote strong family values.
- Wealth Creation — To promote a balance between residential and business to assure a strong economic future through redevelopment, innovation and appropriate use of resources while maintaining a family centered quality of life.
- Diversity — To promote harmonious relationships and open communication in a diverse community through education and multicultural exchanges.
The Foundation also makes Healthy Young and Healthy Seniors grants for programs that deal with the issues of tobacco use prevention and cessation. These grants are funded by awards from the Tobacco Settlement as administered by the State of Michigan. All programs must benefit healthy youth under the age of 18 or healthy seniors over the age of 65.
In addition the Foundation has ten endowment funds from which grants can be awarded. Description of these funds can be found on the Endowment Funds page.