We are committed to ensuring that every child is ready to enter kindergarten and is provided with a nurturing and safe childhood. To that end, we fund numerous avenues for early literacy, safety education, and other programs to make sure children are ready to succeed.
- Luther Public Library – preschool story hour
- Muskegon Area Intermediate School District – Read Early, Read Often project
- Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse – Summer car safety program
Committed, nurturing, and loving parents are not a guarantee in this world. But they are a necessity for healthy, well developed children who are ready to learn.
- Catholic Charities of West Michigan – Teen Parent program
- Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse – Period of Purple Crying program
- Fountain Hill Center – Scholarships for parent counseling workshops
Not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education – we prefer to focus on Strategies That Engage Minds.
- Scholarships for the FFA Washington Leadership Conference
- Grand Rapids Public Museum – Our World, Our Habitat scholarships
- Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency – STEM Expo
- Michigan State University – scholarships for Osteochamps program
Health and Dental Care
Good health and dental care are as important for learning as they are for growth and development of children. To this end, grants are made to institutions to help improve the care or expand services for children.
- Hope Network – Playground equipment for autism assessment program
- Northwest Michigan Health Services – mobile dental equipment
- Baldwin Family Health Care – expansion of restorative dental services for children
Historical Youth Programming
There are some general youth programs that have been a part of the Foundation’s interest since the establishment of the Foundation. These provide opportunities for children to experience things outside of their normal activities. Support includes camp scholarships, the local Agricultural fair, a variety of TrueNorth Community Services activities including Children’s Christmas, Coats for Kids, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lakeshore – Hometown Hero’s site based program
- Rose Lake Youth Camp – camp scholarships
- Camp Newaygo – camp scholarships