GRANT HISTORY

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Grant History

2019

Special Olympics Michigan

$3,500

Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America

$4,800

Cherry Street Services Foundation DBA Cherry Health Foundation

$9,364

Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties

$7,500

Westwood Middle School

$8,676.27

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

$5,000

Grand Rapids Jaycees

Santa Parade

Holiday Shopping Tour

Other

$33,000

Total for 2019 :

$718,400

2018

Kids Kicking Cancer

$254

Grand Rapids Jaycees

$10,500

Grand Rapids Jaycees

Repairs for Santa Parade Float

$25,000

Total for 2018 :

$35,754

2016

Blandford Nature Center

Their Bicentennial Barn requires updates of its lighting, floors, animal pens, tool storage, roof and emergency exit lights to make it safe for farm visitors. The Blandford Nature Center is an environmental education area in Grand Rapids that includes the Blandford Farm and Bicentennial Barn.

$10,000

Land Conservancy of West Michigan

In partnership with Blandford Nature Center, the Land Conservancy is working to acquire and restore the former Highlands Golf Club property (familiar to past Jaycees as a tournament site) 

$10,000

Grand Rapids Phoenix

This youth basketball program will purchase training equipment. In particular, they will buy a basketball shooting skills machine. They were founded in 2014 and serve 3rd-8th grade boys and girls.

$3,500

New City Neighbors

The funds will go towards the purchase of a used 15-passenger van. New City Neighbors is a development organization for youth in the Creston neighborhood.

$6,000

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

The house laundry room will have storage and shelving installed. The Ronald McDonald House is a place for out-of-town families to stay when their children are in the hospital.

$1,000

Arts In Motion

Funding for iPads, sound equipment and teaching supplies to increase the amount of students they can reach. Arts in Motion brings expressive art programs to students with disabilities.

$1,800

The First Tee

The First Tee will buy two golf hitting nets to use for Homework & Hitting at Sunnybrook Country Club. The First Tee is a youth golf program.

$1,800

Total for 2017 :

$34,100

2016

Mary Free Bed

Uniforms (approx. 23) and sports chair repair equipment - Wheelchair and adaptive sports program

$2,500

IKUS Life Enrichment Services (Indian Trails Camp)

Rock band musical instruments and equipment for a class for individuals with disabilities

$3,600

Grand Rapids Art Museum

3D printer and scanner for use in programs (Student Residencies, Summer Art Camps, Drop-in Studio, student workshops)

$1,500

Arts in Motion Studio West Michigan

Musical instruments, movement props and adaptive art supplies to allow for 10% student increase.

$3,000

Autism Support of Kent County

Four sets of autism training DVDs to loan to fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel

$820

Remembrance Ranch

11 single-person tents to use for Wilderness Adventure Ranch

$1,804

Streams of Hope

5 iPads for tutoring and homework programs

$2,245

Larlen Communications

Microphones and headphones for 5 media lab computers

$2,500

Total for 2016 :

$17,969

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 Ranch

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

Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour

$4,000.00

Art Van/Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids Jaycees Children's Holiday Shopping Tour

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$2,830.00

Grand Rapids Jaycees 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

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

$20,000.00

GRAND RAPIDS JAYCEES EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE

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

$1,000.00

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN State Basketball Finals

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

$300.00

GRAND RAPIDS JAYCEES HOLIDAY SHOPPING TOUR

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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

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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

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Supporting the Red Cross Youth Volunteer service room construction.

$3,150.00

GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

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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

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$10,000.00

Grand Rapids Jaycees Holiday Shopping Tour

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$7,000.00

Grand Rapids Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble

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$500.00

Total for 2007 :

$37,500.00

2006

Special Olympics Michigan

$7,500.00

St John's Home

$5,000.00

Grand Rapids Jaycees Holiday Shopping Tour

$6,000.00

Grand Rapids Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble

$500.00

Total for 2006 :

$19,000.00

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