Grant History

2015
Camp Casey

For safety equipment to outfit a trailer for Camp Casey's (camp_casey.org) West Michigan Horsey House Calls. The Horsey House Calls surprise children with cancer and blood diseases with a knock on their door and a horse on their doorstep for a

$5,000.00
Streams of Hope

For iPads for Streams of Hope's (streamsofhope.org) tutoring and homework program. 

$1,942.00
Remembrance Rance

For camping equipment for Remembrance Ranch's (remembranceranch.org) Wilderness Adventure Ranch program for at risk children, 12-14 years old.

$2,450.00
The First Tee

For 30+ sets of junior golf equipment

$2,500.00
The Body Mind Being Project

Craft supplies for Snowman Decorating Contest at Midwinter Night's Dream event.

$400.00
Jubilee Jobs

Transportation assistance for Jubilee Jobs' (jubileejobsgr.org) Juvenile Justice-Involved Aftercare program

$520.00
GR Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour $4,000.00
Total for 2015 : $16,812.00
2014
Indian Trails Camp

For indoor play equipment. Indian Trails Camp, established in 1952 on the shores of Lake Michigan, is a camp for children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities that serves more than 1,400 individuals per year.

$3,000.00
Blandford Nature Center

For 60 pairs of snowshoes. The Blandford Nature Center, located at 1715 Hillburn Ave NW in Grand Rapids, educates and encourages community members to become better stewards of nature.

$4,000.00
Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan

For their 2015 Bike Camp. The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides resources, advocacy, and promotes public awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

$6,000.00
Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour

The Grand Rapids Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour provides at-risk children referred from area schools and agencies with the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their families and receive a gift of their own.

 

$4,000.00
Total for 2014 : $17,000.00
2013
Roosevelt Park Ministries Career Camp

The nonprofit organizes four weeklong summer camps for teens, ages 12-17, that highlight the importance of graduating from high school and attending college or special training.

 

$5,000.00
Autism Support of Kent County - Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver provides transmitters/locator units to be worn by autistic individuals who may wander off.

$2,250.00
Kendall Continuing Studies - Children's Summer Day Camps

Kendall Continuing Studies was awarded $2,120 for cameras and other equipment used at summer day camps with children, ages 10-17.

 

$2,120.00
Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports was awarded $2,000 for two sets of shot clocks for its wheelchair basketball and quad rugby tournaments.

 

$2,000.00
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology - Teen Arts Program

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology was awarded $1,500 for video production lab equipment for its Teen Arts program, primarily supporting students who attend Grand Rapids Public Schools.

$1,500.00
Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour $4,000.00
Total for 2013 : $16,870.00
2012
The First Tee of West Michigan

$2,000 for remodeling of new location of Homework & Hitting program. 

$2,000.00
Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour $4,000.00
Indian Trails Camp

$4,000 for purchase of Merry-Go-All.  

$4,000.00
Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

$700 for new washing machine. 

$700.00
West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT)

$1,500 for purchase of equipment for screen printing and photography classes. 

$1,500.00
YWCA West Central Michigan

$2,500 for equipment for new children's examination room. 

$2,500.00
Total for 2012 : $14,700.00
2011
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

To support Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' effort to remodel the playground area at Richmond Park.

$5,000.00
Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour $4,000.00
Art Van/Jaycees Santa Parade Children's Tent $1,000.00
Total for 2011 : $10,000.00
2010
Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 Basketball Buddies Program

To support the Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 Basketball Buddies Program.

$2,000.00
Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour
$2,830.00
Kid Care ID $1,010.00
Total for 2010 : $5,840.00
2009
Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association

To purchase a sports wheelchair to be used for participants in its sports camp program.

$2,000.00
Total for 2009 : $2,000.00
2008
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM

Supporting the "Dinosaurs just imagine" exhibit family fun nights. 

$20,000.00
GRAND RAPIDS JAYCEES EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE

Supporting the long term Grand Rapids Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble event. 

$1,000.00
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN State Basketball Finals

Supporting the 27th anniversary of the Special Olympic Michigan / Grand Rapids Jaycees partnership. 

$300.00
GRAND RAPIDS JAYCEES HOLIDAY SHOPPING TOUR

Supporting the longest-running Grand Rapids Jaycees Chapter event that offers 150 area children the opportunity to purchase holiday presents for their family members. 

$4,500.00
GRAND RAPIDS JAYCEES KID CARE ID

Supporting the distribution of identification kits for local children.

$1,000.00
GRAND RAPIDS FLIGHT - Junior Jammers

Supporting the Grand Rapids Flight at-risk youth reading program. 

$500.00
WEST GRAND NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION

Supporting the Safe Home for Seniors program. 

$1,200.00
RED CROSS OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS

Supporting the Red Cross Youth Volunteer service room construction. 


$3,150.00
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Supporting the One Book, One City of Kids program by purchasing books for 4th grade students. 

$3,850.00
Total for 2008 : $35,500.00
2007
Cherry Street Health Services $20,000.00
Special Olympics Michigan
$10,000.00
Holiday Shopping Tour
$7,000.00
Easter Egg Scramble
$500.00
Total for 2007 : $37,500.00