What an exciting year! We have accomplished much, guided by our vision, “Where everyone has an
opportunity to thrive”. We are proud of maintaining high standards of integrity and transparency in donor relations, community service, organizational governance and fiscal responsibility. We are operating under our priority areas of concern: education, health and well-being and community enrichment. With these areas in mind, along with forging critical community partnerships, we have excelled in offering some crucial opportunities to our community.
• We have awarded a grant to Monroe Public Schools to enable them to implement the Generation E Institute Wiz Entrepreneur Program. This innovative curriculum will prepare the students to successfully compete in the global economy.
• We partnered with the Monroe County Health Department, Goodwill Industries, YMCA, and Monroe
County Opportunity Program (MCOP) to conduct a program to improve the health of senior citizens and
individuals with disabilities by increasing their access to healthy foods, exercise and through
education. Please read the outcomes of these programs in this report.
• We also looked at the needs for more art and cultural programs in our community by awarding a grant to the River Raisin Center for the Arts to stage an original production. The show proved to
be a great success on multiple levels.
Another responsibility of the Foundation is to convene groups of individuals to discuss issues in
our community. One area of great concern is improvements on the River Raisin Heritage
Trial. Weather plus wear and tear on the trail have caused it to need repairs. We will aim to make
sure the necessary work happens.
Please read the details of all of these wonderful projects. On behalf of the staff and Board of the
Community Foundation, I want to thank you for your past and current support. We invite you to
contact us to learn how we can work together to accomplish your charitable goals. We are here to
help you in your philanthropic efforts and help create a better future for everyone.