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.

  • White Cloud Community Library – Youth Outreach and Creation of Library Sensory Room
  • United Way of the Lakeshore – Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program
  • Mercy Health Partners – Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Classes


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 West Michigan, St Gianna Baby and Toddler Pantry – Parent Child Safety Class Incentives
  • Trinity Lutheran Church New Era – Baby Pantry & Reading Room Support

Education (STEM)

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

  • Michigan State University – 2023 Osteochamp Summer Scholarship
  • West Michigan Symphony – 2022-2023 Link Up Beginner Music Education Program
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. – Camp Invention STEM, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Support
  • 4-H – Support for Youth Day Camps, Discover 4-H! School Program, and 4-H Fab Lab Club
  • Newaygo County RESA – 2022-2023 FIRST Robotics Program
  • SAE Foundation – Hands-on STEM Education Experiences

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.

  • Montague Area Public Schools – Hope Squad Suicide Prevention Program
  • Hospice of Michigan – Camp Good Grief Scholarships
  • Kids Food Basket – Healthy Children Healthy Futures Food Program
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan – Regie’s Rainbow Adventure Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Oral Health Education Program
  • hand2hand of Newaygo County – Weekend and Extended Break Backpack Food Program

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
  • FFA – Support to attend the Leadership Conference in Washington DC
  • 4-H – Support for Newaygo County 4-H Archery Program and 4-H Exploration Days
  • SuitUp Incorporated – STEM Business Competition Program Support
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital – Junior Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Camp Scholarships
  • Close Up Foundation – Civic Education Programming for Economically-Disadvantaged Students
  • City of Fremont – Shop with a Cop 2022
  • TrueNorth Community Services -Support for 2023 Youth Programs
  • Operation Warm, Inc. – Coats and Shoes Give Away Program