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84 Nonprofits Get CARES Fund Grants through Oakland County

June 26th 2020

The grants, which ranged from $4,000 to $500,000, will help the organizations restore vital services and programs for Oakland County residents such as food distribution, shelter, health care and financial assistance that were reduced or eliminated because of the pandemic.

Rat Patrol, Color Guard and FernCare Among Ferndale Grant Recipients

July 11th 2018

Rat Patrol, Color Guard and FernCare Among Ferndale Grant Recipients (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Rat Patrol was one of seven community projects that received grant money from the Ferndale Community Foundation this year. Checks were presented at Monday night’s City Council meeting by Foundation President (and Council member) […]

Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

May 1st 2018

Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications The Ferndale Community Foundation—an organization that provides grant funding to in-need community groups in the areas of health, culture, education, the arts, and other human services—has released its grant application for the 2018 year. According to Foundation Chairperson and Ferndale City Councilman Dan Martin, grants are available to nonprofit […]

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done

March 21st 2018

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- Communities though Oakland County have embraced the idea that public art has an impact.  Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know how to pull public art projects off.  That’s why Oakland County recently hosted […]

Groups Can Apply for Active Lifestyle Minigrants…

February 18th 2018

Groups Can Apply for Active Lifestyle Minigrants through Brooksie Way (Brooksie Way, Feb. 18, 2018) ROCHESTER, MI – Not-for-profit organizations and community groups whose programming is designed to promote active lifestyles for Oakland County residents have until March 9 to apply for a Brooksie Way Minigrant. The program has helped support nearly 150 projects throughout […]

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters

January 8th 2018

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters (MDEQ, Jan. 8, 2018) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup […]

Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

March 15th 2017

Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications The Ferndale Community Foundation is now accepting grant request applications for the organization’s 2017 grant cycle. According to Foundation Chairperson and Ferndale City Councilman Dan Martin, grants are available to nonprofit groups and organizations for projects that provide opportunities for public art, cultural or music events, health programs, and/or […]

MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready

September 29th 2016

–MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Change in communities happens in one of two ways, either with thoughtful planning or by chaos.  Across the state there are communities on the cusp of recovering from the recession of the past decade, and those […]

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity

September 23rd 2016

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – “When most people think of cities, they think of buildings, streets and cars. But when I think of cities I think of people… Where people go and where people meet is at the core of community,” […]

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Groups

August 9th 2016

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Groups (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Several community projects are getting a boost in funding thanks to grants given by the Ferndale Community Foundation.  The grants were announced at the July 25 City Council meeting (sorry we got behind due to the elections), with […]