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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.