Recent Awards

Early Childhood/Literacy

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.

  • Fremont Public Schools – Daisy Brook Elementary – Family Fun Literacy Night
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – Kids Can Van Museum Outreach Programs
  • Grant Public Schools – Readers into Leaders After School 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.

  • Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan – 2023 Family Support Program

Education (STEM)

Not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education – we prefer to focus on Strategies That Engage Minds.

  • MAISD – Muskegon Area School District – 2nd & 3rd Grade EL Education Project-Based Learning
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore – Building Great Futures with STEAM Program
  • Newaygo County Farm Bureau – Farm Science Lab STEM Program
  • Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes – Financial Literacy, Workplace Readiness and Entrepreneurship Education Program
  • Hart Public Schools – Virtual Reality Project, Problem and Place-Based Math and Science STEM Education
  • Michigan 4-H Foundation – Newaygo County 4-H Fab Lab SPIN Club
  • Pathfinder Community Library – LEGO Build STEM Outreach Program

Health/Nutrition/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.

  • Stony Lake Therapeutic Riding Center – Equine Therapy Scholarships
  • Bethany Housing Ministries – Support for the Urban Agriculture Club
  • Great Start Baby Pantry – Support for Diapers and Diapering Supplies
  • Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – Social and Emotional Arts for Healing Program
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission – Support for Baby Pantry Diapers and Diapering Supplies
  • Open Arms Child Advocacy Center – Family Advocacy Services Program
  • Holton Public School – Hope Squad Suicide Prevention Program
  • Baldwin Family Health Care – Pediatric Oral Health Outreach Program
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids – Muskegon Farm to School Nutrition Education

Life Experience

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 and 4-H activities, a variety of TrueNorth Youth Programs and Services including: Children’s Christmas, Coats for Kids, Tools for Schools, Children’s Car Seats, and TrueMentors.

  • Camp Scholarships to multiple local summer camps
  • Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS) – Recruiting and Outreach Program
  • Mount Zion Church of God in Christ – Club 188 Summer Academy Camping Experience
  • The River Community Center/Lake Fellowship Ministries – Support for Cooking Matters and Great Start Literacy Program
  • Bellwether Harbor – PetPals Education and Dog Bite Prevention Program
  • Lake County Children’s Trust Fund – Positive Interaction Day Camp Program
  • Fremont Public Schools – Daisy Brook Elementary – Daisy Brook After School Sewing Club
  • Gerald R. Ford Council, Boy Scouts of America – Hooked on Scouting Recruiting Campaign
  • Camp Casey – Cowboy Camp Outs Program Support for Kids with Cancer
  • Grant Public Schools – Rally Cap Summer Outreach Program
  • Grant Public Schools – Spanish Drama Club After School Program
  • Holton United Methodist Church – Back to School Supplies for Success Program