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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS RECORD NUMBER OF IMPACT GRANTS LANSING, MICH.

The Community Foundation announced on August 25 a record number of large Impact Grants awarded to 14 nonprofits throughout the region, totaling $632,000 in its 2017 grant cycle,…

The Community Foundation announced on August 25 a record number of large Impact Grants awarded to 14 nonprofits throughout the region, totaling $632,000 in its 2017 grant cycle, compared to one or two in years past.

Impact Grants of up to $75,000 each are awarded annually for strategic projects that transform nonprofits and the community. Projects must increase the long-term impact of an organization, reach underserved populations, or support innovative, collaborative efforts for transformative change.

Organizations that received Impact Grants this year are: 

  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing – $31,000 for cultural economic development strategic plan 
  • Burcham Hills Foundation – $20,000 for new Volunteer-to-Employee Pathway program
  • Capital Area College Access Network/CAUW – $36,000 for expanded Pathways to Potential program
  • Asset Independence Coalition/CAUW – $30,000 for expanded Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • CASA for Kids – Barry and Eaton County – $54,000 for expansion to Ingham County
  • CASA – Clinton County – $62,340 for new child advocacy center 
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank – $75,000 for new warehouse
  • Lansing Community College Foundation – $75,000 for new Center for Manufacturing Excellence
  • Meridian Charter Township – $75,000 for new Farmer’s Market
  • Old Town Commercial Association – $75,000 for new Chavez Plaza
  • Peckham, Inc. – $32,000 for new skilled trades education program
  • Potter Park Zoological Society – $16,500 for new zoo outreach program 
  • Luke Lutheran Church – $40,000 for community kitchen renovation
  • YMCA – $10,000 for new Healthy Living Mobile Fitness Bus

The Community Foundation also created a new Capacity Building Grant Program, investing in 18 nonprofit partners with grants totaling almost $300,000 to help strengthen their organizations through fundraising training, board development, strategic planning and other assistance. The Community Foundation also expects to grant approximately $3 million this year from funds that support specific charities and causes.

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