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The primary purpose of the Anthony G. Sclabassi Memorial Fund is to support charitable organizations in the areas of mental illness, suicide prevention, education and research.

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The primary purpose of the Aznavorian Family and Mily Family Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in the 48170 zip code which covers the city and township of Plymouth as well as the townships of Salem, Superior and Northville served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as directed by the Community Foundation of Plymouth advisory committee.

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The Church and Rodenberg families created this scholarship fund in memory of former Plymouth-Canton Community Schools educator and principal, Barbara Church Rodenberg. The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to attend any college or university with a STEM or Education major.

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Music and the arts are critical were critical to Bill Pawelak: as a creative outlet, for educational benefits, and a place to form his closest friendships.  Following Bill's passing, this group of life-long friends created this memorial fund to assist students in the PCEP Marching Band so that finances don’t get in the way of somebody missing out on this wonderful, life-changing experience.

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Camp A.B.L.E. is a summer camp designed for disabled children between the ages of 8-14. Camp A.B.L.E. (which stands for Achieve, Believe, Learn, Experience), gives participants the opportunity to take part in a variety of adapted "traditional" summer camp activities throughout the day, including crafts, swimming, songs, games, and trips which encourage campers to interact with peers.  Camp A.B.L.E. helps to enhance social skills; strengthen gross- and fine-motor skills; and builds independence. The Camp A.B.L.E. Fund provides scholarships for families that demonstrate a need. The program also seeks to offset some expenses related to important items like sensory integration tools and accessible transportation that currently exist outside of Camp A.B.L.E.'s current budget.

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Each year, the Canton Artist Laureate program advances the arts in Canton by naming one local visual artist as the official Artist Laureate for Canton Township. The fund will be used to support the program, as well as the benefits received by the named Artist Laureate.

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This fund was created to help groups in the community, including seniors, veterans, youth, special needs and residents struggling with basic human needs.

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This scholarship is open to current students at PCEP, Plymouth/Canton charter schools, any homeschooled student living within the boundaries of the Plymouth/Canton community, or Plymouth/Canton residents currently attending any college or university.  Students must be planning to attend any college or university as a full-time student.  Applicants must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be pursuing a degree in History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Historical Education or other like field.  A short essay describing what inspired you to pursue a history-related field and what you hope to achieve/experience with your future degree is required. 

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This fund was created to provide financial assistance to developmentally disabled adults who participate in Canton's Leisure Club.

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Canton Police officers created this fund in 2004 in memory of fallen officers Lew Stevens and Brian Darow. The fund provides assistance to public safety familes due to injury or illness of a public safety employee. As the fund has grown and police officers see many needs in the community, the fund has been expanded to address human needs in the community beyond those of public safety employees.

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This scholarship is open to all senior high school students currently participating in a recognized Police Explorer program at a police department within Wayne County or planning to major in Criminal Justice.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a letter of recommendation from their agency adviser.

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This fund is a source of future support for the Canton Public Library. The source of the funds are donations from patrons.

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This fund was created by two Canton residents, who are former librarians, to provide funds to purchase printed materials for the Canton Public Library.

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The Canton Soccer Club created this scholarship fund to support current and past Canton Soccer Club participants. The scholarship is open to any Michigan resident that has played with the Canton Soccer Club for at least four years. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach.

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With the assistance of long-time Canton residents Laura and Jim Kosteva, the Canton Trail Fund is designed to provide grants to Canton Township for the building and maintaining of public bike and walking trails within the township of Canton. The intention of the fund is to be a supplement to exisitng and proposed future trail improvement, maintenance, expansion and capital construction activities of the Charter Township of Canton.

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Canton's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) continues to assert itself as an influential group of students that truly make a difference in their community by particpating in service projects, special events, local decision making, and more. The YAC Fund is used to make grants to area nonprofit organizations that support families and youth. YAC solicits grant requests, evaluates the grants, and selects the grantees.

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Frank Schupra, a resident of Waltonwood - Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan, created a scholarship for employees of this senior-living residence as a way to thank these young people for the service and kindness that they provide the residents of Waltonwood. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors and current college students who are employed by Waltonwood - Cherry Hill.

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The creators of the Coalition of Dwarf Advocacy Fund (CODA) will make grants to organizations that support children with disabilities related to dwarfism and parents who adopt children with dwarfism.

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These scholarships are open to students who have had their own personal Community Financial Credit Union account opened for at least 6 months prior to applying for the scholarship and who can demonstate the credit union's "people helping people" philosophy.  Applicants must have been accepted at or applied to an accredited college, university or trade school full- or part-time for the upcoming fall semeser.  Awards will be based on academic performance, community service, extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation, job/employment history, financial need and the essay. 

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Established in 2005, the Community Foundation of Plymouth Fund supports CFP's grant programs, and gives the advisory board the greatest flexibility to address emerging community needs and priorities. The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to building a permanent endowment to enrich the quality of life in the greater Plymouth community.

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The primary charitable purpose of the Phipps-Jabara Fund is to support charitable organizations in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.

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The Denski daughters were both active as cheerleaders when they attended Plymouth-Canton Schools. During their four years of dedication to the sport, the family was given a full perspective of the commitment of cheerleading in balancing practice and games with maintaining studies to prepare for college. This scholarship is open to all senior cheerleaders graduating from the Plymouth/Canton Community School District who are planning to attend any college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have a minimum of 40 hours of documented community service. Applicants must also provide a letter of recommendation from their cheerleading coach.

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The creators of this scholarship fund wanted to memorialize Dustin Piepsney. This scholarship is available to all Plymouth-Canton Community School student athletes involved in wrestling, football, or baseball. Applicants may attend any college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from their coach.

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The Durack family created this scholarship fund as a way to memorialize Elizabeth. The scholarship is available to all "non-traditional" students who plan to attend any college or university in Michigan. A non-traditional student is generally someone beginning college later in life or returning to college following an extended absence.

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This scholarship is available to all graduating seniors from any high school in Plymouth or Canton, Michigan.  Applicants must have a passion for their community, be Key Club members, and have demonstated leadership in Key Club.

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The children of Eve Grigg created this scholarship fund in memory of their mother, Eve Grigg. This scholarship is available to one or more eligible students who are current or former graduates of Bad Axe High School, have a GPA of at least 3.25 and a minimum of 20 hours of documented community service at the time of graduation.

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Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is the only nonprofit agency in Wayne County providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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Established in 2013 by Penny and Timothy Joy, the Forever Joy Fund supports charitable organizations in Plymouth, Michigan.  Further purposes include providing support for charitable organizations in the United States.

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Established in 2006, the primary purpose of the Fran and Ron Loiselle Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in the Plymouth area as directed by the advisory committee of the Community Foundation of Plymouth.

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The Thomann family created this scholarship as a memorial to Fred Thomann, whose two passions were basketball and teaching. This scholarship is available to all student athletes graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District. Applicants must be majoring in Education at any college or university.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A letter of recommendation is required from both a coach and a teacher (the two may not be the same person).

 

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Several funds have been created by donors that will be funded upon their passing. The donors have already designated which nonprofits to which they are directing grants from their funds. This arrangement allows the donor to designate the time span of the donation to their designated nonprofit rather than granting it to the nonprofit all at once. The fund will continue to grow with investment income during the grant-out years, providing the nonprofit with a steady income and professional management of investment assets.

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This scholarship is available to all graduating seniors within the Plymouth/Canton school district (public, private or charter) who have demonstrated leadership through volunteerism in the community.

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The Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Fund was established in 2006 by a group of women who wanted to learn more about the needs of women and children in the community and makes grants to organizations that assist them. The circle has grown over the years and includes women of all ages and backgrounds. The circle meets regularly for members and their guests to learn about needs in the community. Their grants have covered many needs: literacy for children, adults, and ESL learners; shelter and programming for victims of domestic violence; clothing and food needs for school children; libraries, preschool for low-income children, and mental health.

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Growth Works provides substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults, including new programming and services to address the opioid crisis.

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In 2000, as a result of a national tobacco settlement, CCF was among 65 community foundations in Michigan to receive an allocation of funds to aid community efforts that support healthy youth and healthy seniors. Past grants include support for conflict resolution and anti-bullying for youth, exercise for seniors, grief counseling, and work skills development for special needs youth.

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Heather's mother, Dana Willis, created this scholarship in memory of her daughter. Heather was a graduate of Starkweather Academy and a budding artist. This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors enrolled at the Starkweather Academy who are planning to attend Schoolcraft College as a full- or part-time student with any major, and with an appreciation of art. Students attending a college, university or trade school other than Schoolcraft are eligible; however Schoolcraft College will match funds for this scholarship. Art samples must be provided.

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Herb and Olivia Scott were interested in giving back to the community where they raised their children. The Scotts created their fund to provide grants to various local nonprofits that have the greatest needs.

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The primary purpose of the Imes & Siegrist Fund is to support charitable organizations in Plymouth, Michigan and Austin, Texas.  Further purposes of the fund include providing support for charitable organizations in the United States.

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Margaret and Jack Demmer created this scholarship fund to assist students with college costs. It is open to all graduating seniors or current college students attending any college or university with any major. The scholarship requires that the applicant has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Patricia Maurer created this scholarship fund in memory of her son, Jason Russell Maurer. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and those who just completed their freshman year of college and who attend Woodside Bible Church - Troy Campus. This scholarship requires that the applicant attend Woodside Bible Church regularly and have documented community service. Scholarships may be awarded to those attending any college, university or trade school.

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Gayle and Jerry Grady created this scholarship fund to support students majoring in Accounting at Eastern Michigan University. The Gradys and EMU are matching funds to make this scholarship possible. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students should apply through Eastern Michigan University's College of Business.

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Jim and Linda Demmer and their family are very committed to serving Canton and surrounding communities in many ways. Through the Jim and Linda Demmer Fund, they are able to allocate grant dollars to various nonprofit orgnizations each year. This fund has supported many impactful local organizations over the years, including Open Door Ministry, Startfish Family Services, Kelly's Kidz, Partnership for the Arts and Humanities and more.

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The primary purpose of the John Blackwell III Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.

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The Torp family created this scholarship in memory of Keith Patrick Torp to benefit a Plymouth-Canton Community School District graduating senior who plans to attend either University of Michigan or Washtenaw Community College.

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This scholarship is available to students from the greater Plymouth and Ann Arbor areas who are pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at any Michigan ABET accredited university. 

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The primary purpose of the Knopf Deroche Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in the 48170 zip code which covers the city and township of Plymouth as well as the townships of Salem, Superior and Northville served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as directed by the Community Foundation of Plymouth advisory committee.

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Established in 2014, the Lawton Family Fund supports charitable organizations in the Plymouth area and around the United States.

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Lead Like a Girl scholarships are available to girls who are participating in the Lead Like a Girl program run by Canton Township's BLOCK program. Lead Like a Girl is a leadership program for middle and high school girls designed to build confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills in young women.

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Leadership Canton is a joint program between the Canton Chamber of Commerce and Canton Township that provides a forum to bring together new leaders in the community. The program provides many benefits to participants, including exposure to key issues affecting the greater Canton community, a deep knowledge of Canton's resources, facilities, programs and services, and the opportunity for participants to reach their full potential professionally, personally and through service to our community. This funds helps to provide scholarships to eligible participants in the program.

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This scholarship was created in memory of Linda Hutchinson, a long-time secretary at Model High School in Bloomfield Hills. The scholarship is available to all seniors graduating from Model High School or from the Bloomfield Hills School District that embody competencies shared by both Linda and Model High School. Appliants should apply through the Counseling Office at Model High School.

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Livonia firefighters from Local 1164 created this scholarship for any Livonia resident who is a graduating high school senior from any high school. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, two letters of recommendation (one teacher/counselor and one personal reference).  A 500-word essay describing how they have made difference in their school or community is also required. Students may attend any college, university or trade school, and choose any course of study.

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Loren Wadington is a long-time volunteer in the community serving in every capacity from hands-on to board member. Ms. Wadington uses her fund to support many charities with her particular interest being charities that benefit women and children.

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Established in 2010, the Margaret Dunning & Sanford Burr Endowment Fund's primary purpose is to provide support to the Plymouth Historical Society in support of the Plymouth Historical Museum to carry out its role and mission as desired by its governing documents.

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Marie Breach was a long-time employee of the Plymouth Canton Community Schools' Starkweather Academy. Ms. Breach was passionate about helping the students at Starkweather. Upon her passing, her children established the Marie Breach Education Fund to keep her passion working with grants that will assist programming at Starkweather.

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The Treadwell family created this scholarship to honor Marjorie and Donald Treadwell and their commitment to Grosse Ile schools, student achievement, and community service. The scholarship is available to Grosse Ile Public School students who are graduating with a minimum 3.5 GPA and have demonstrated extra-curricular and community involvement.

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Marvin Schulz's family created this scholarship as a way to memorialize Marv, who was an educator for many years and had a love for his students as well as the University of Michigan. The scholarship is available to all students graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District who plan to attend either the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor or the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

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The creators of the Michigan Elite Gymnastics Association (MEGA) fund are interested in making grants to foster amateur athletic competition in gymnastics and promote exercise, health, and recreation among youth.

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The primary purpose of the Menard Family Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in the 48170 zip code which covers the city and township of Plymouth as well as the townships of Salem, Superior and Northville served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as directed by the Community Foundation of Plymouth advisory committee.

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This scholarship was created in memory of Meredith Whalen, a Canton High School alumni who went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with a business degree. Following graduation, she accepted a position with the investment firm of Fred Alger Management in New York City. On September 11, 2001, Meredith was killed in the World Trade Center attack. This scholarship is available to all female students graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District who plan to attend any college or university majoring in business.

 

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Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America has served Michigan since 1961, making a difference in the lives of veterans, their families, and the public. MPVA provides leadership in reaching out on behalf of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders, as well as all people with disabilites to provide the highest possible quality of life in Michigan.

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This fund provides support to the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The Michigan Philharmonic performs standard and innovative orchestral works throughout Michigan. The Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra consists of over 90 students from several communities in southeast Michigan giving the students orchestral training and performance opportunities.

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Established in 2008, the Nancy & Thomas Caviston Fund supports charitable organizations in Plymouth, Michigan.  The Caviston fund also supports charitable organizations with a preference for arts and culture.

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Kim and Neil Barlow established this fund to support local and national orgnizations with missions involving arts and culture, community development and improvement, and quality education.

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The creators of the Opportunity Fund will use their fund to promote individual economic security and social justice in the southeast Michigan region.

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The Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters fund was created to provide scholarships to assist students with the participation fees associated with the extracurricular PCEP Marching Band, a nationally recognized program that is a consistent top performer on both the state and national level.

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This fund provides support to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools high school choirs. The choir program consists of 18 curricular and extra-curricular choirs comprised of over 300 students. Every student is welcome in the choir program and will be held to a high standard of performance, sight-singing, leadership, and teamwork.

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This fund was created to provide additional resources to benefit the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Orchestra programs.

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Plymouth Christian Academy, a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, is a non-denominational, college preparatory Christian school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus in Canton, Michigan. Since 1976, the preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary programs have been designed to accomplish the academy's mission of educating and equipping young people for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

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When a group of military veterans wanted to create a memorial park in the heart of Plymouth, they came to the Canton Community Foundation to act as a fiscal sponsor for the project and create a fund to manage the property and market the memorial brick program. Now, 25 years later, this beautiful park on the corner of Main Street and Church Street is home to more than 1000 bricks purchased by families to memorialize their loved ones’ service to our country.  

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The Price fund honors one of the founding members of the Troy Rotary Club, Bill Price. The late Mr. Price was a long-time citizen of Troy, going back to nearly the beginning of the existence of the city. Mr. Price was the founder and owner of the Price Funeral Home, now Price Chapel of A. J. Desmond & Sons. The Price Fund has been organized to honor the memory of Bill Price by accumulating an endowment to assist needy people in and around Troy, Michigan.

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Bryan and Kelli Regner established this fund as a way to give back to their community. Their charitable interests are varied, but they are particularly interested in supporting orgnaizations that lead to a better quality of life for our youth.

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This memorial fund was created to benefit organizations that serve the senior community as well as organizations that provide cultural services to the community.

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The purpose of this designated fund is to benefit the Huron Valley Humane Society for service to animals.

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The primary purpose of the Robert A. Gotro Fund is to provide support to charitable organizations in the 48170 zip code, which covers the city and township of Plymouth and the townships of Salem, Superior and Northville served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as directed by the Community Foundation of Plymouth advisory committee.

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This fund was created to memorialize Robert Loyd, a long-time educator in the Allen Park School District.  These scholarships are open to graduating seniors from the Allen Park Public School system with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.  The candidate must plan on attending any college or university as a full-time student and be pursuing a degree in either History, Political Science, Social Studies or Education.  Students interested in applying will be asked to write a short essay describing what inspired you to pursue a degree in one of these fields and what you hope to achieve/experience with your future. 

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Established in memory of CFP board member Dave Siegrist, the Siegrist Memorial Youth Fund's purpose is to meet the needs of youth served by the Community Foundation of Plymouth.

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This scholarship is available to current undergraduate students at University of Michigan majoring in Civil Engineering.  Primary consideration will be given to students focusing on geotechnical, pavement or pavement-related fields of study.

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The creators of Team Revolution Fund are interested in making grants to foster amateur athletic competition in martial arts and promote health and fitness among youth.

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The Hammond family is committed to preserving our environment. They created their fund to advance environmental education.

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Valerie Elliott created the Howard A. and Clayton E. Charitable Fund in memory of her family members. Ms. Elliott has a variety of interests, both locally and nationally.

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Members of the Eastern Michigan Camaro Club formed their club with an interest in Camaros. The members also realized that they have similar interests in philanthropy. They created their fund to support local charities. Their recent interests have surrounded veterans' organizations with grants to The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund and Stiggy's Dogs.

 

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The creator of The Last Hope fund saw a need to assist families and individuals that are in dire economic circumstances that have accepted a most basic existence and have lost hope. The fund makes grants to organizations that support people in these circumstances.

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The Lauria-Sneideman family created their fund to provide financial assistance to local children attending summer day camp. Families must fill out an application to apply for the assistance. A limited number of children will be chosen based on financial need.

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The Rozum Family Fund was created to provide grants to charitable organizations and activites that provide a camp or similar activity for children ages 3-16 that have a life-threatening illness or physical disability. The goal of the Rozums is to provide access for children with special needs to be with others that have similar challenges and have fun in a safe environment.

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The Ahmed Family created this fund in memory of their beloved husband/father/grandfather to support the programs he loved at the Summit on the Park in Canton, including the aquatics programs and programs at Club 55. The first grant from this fund was to create a beautiful garden patio area outside Club 55 at the Summit.

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The children of Sharon and Leo Eccles created this fund in memory of their parents. The family will use the fund to support local charitable causes with an interest in assisting victims of domestic violence.

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The Vermeulen family established their fund with the primary purpose being to provide support to charitable organizations in the 48170 zip code, which covers the city and township of Plymouth, as well as the townships of Salem, Superior and Northville served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

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The members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 528, created this fund as a charitable arm of their organization. They are interested in supporting a variety of charitable causes in the community.

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WSDP, 88.1 the Park, is the student-operated radio station owned by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Canton, Michigan. It is operated out of Salem High School; and has been in operation since February 14, 1972. WSDP is the only high school radio station to receive a nomination for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award. This fund supports general operations of the radio station. Learn more about WSDP at 881thepark.com.

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The primary purpose of the Yazaki North America Fund is to benefit the citizens of Canton Township for various charitable, scientific and educational purposes. Grants are awarded to local 501(c)3 organizations to support the needs of the community.  While the fund supports many iniatives, its focus is STEAM activities and issues related to diversity and inclusion.

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