The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation has awarded over $375, 000 in grants and scholarships in a rich variety of community initiatives, among them being:
- The Arts and Music
- Community Development
- Community Volunteering
- Economic Development
- The Environment
- Food and Nutrition
- Health and Wellness
- Primary/Secondary Education
- Sports and Recreation
- Science and Technology
GMACF Grant Awards totalling $24,951 were presented to Milan Area groups. The money funded will support all ages in the Milan Community.
Milan Community Youth Summer Band
will be using funds from the GMACF to purchase new sheet music for band participants.
Milan Children’s Preschool
will use the GMACF grant money to improve the safety of existing playground areas.
Milan High School Robotics Team
provides students real world insights into engineering, mechanical design, computer programming, accounting, marketing, and general business. A GMACF grant will help students experience these skills in a hands-on environment.
Aid in Milan
received a grant to work with the Washtenaw County Prescription for Health Initiative. This will help residents facing nutritional challenges by providing tokens to purchase fresh fruits & vegetables in addition to individual counselling to provide healthy dietary guidance.
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
will continue to support the Home Delivery Meal Program for local Monroe County residents. Milan Seniors also received funds to help in creating support groups to bring together residents who are facing similar life-changing issues.
Moving Milan Forward
is receiving funds to purchase a pop up tent, two A-frames and a speaker system with a wireless microphone to be used throughout the community at many Milan events.
Milan High School
was awarded a grant from the GMACF for a multimedia presentation dealing with bullying and the side effects it has on those being bullied.
Milan Historical Society
continues to work diligently to raise funds to build a Fire Truck Barn to house the Ford Model A Fire Truck. With the GMACF donation, this goal is just a bit closer.
Symons Elementary Books on Bikes
will be supported by the GMACF this year with the purchase of a tricycle and new books to reach Milan children needing books throughout the summer.
Milan Beautification Commision
was awarded funds from the Armitage/Brainard Milan Beautification Fund and the GMACF to help continue the creation of the Historic downtown murals.
Paddock Elementary’s Clara’s Closet
will be funded this year by the Fayne & Joanne McGovern Youth Endownment Fund. This program provides clothing for elementary students in need during the school day.