A permanent and growing charitable community endowment that, through a wide variety of grants and programs, serves to enhance life in Milan, Michigan...for good, for ever.
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New Endowment Funds
Milan Area Historical Society Endowment Fund, established in 2011 for the preservation, maintenance and repairs to various Historical Society buildings.
Armitage/Brainard Milan Beautification Fund, established in 2010
New Scholarship Fund
Eric Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation is to improve the cultural, economic, educational, or environmental quality of life within the greater Milan area of Michigan.
The foundation achieves its mission by:
Donors may wish to set up a named fund with their gifts. A named fund may be established with cash, stock, insurance policies, real estate or other tangible property. There are several options.
Unrestricted. Allows the foundation flexibility. Donors do not restrict how their donations are used, leaving the decision to the board of trustees.
Field of Interest. Supports areas such as the arts, education or any other particular interest specified by the donor.
Donor Advised. Enables donors to be active participants in the giving process.
Designated. Benefits a named organization and ensures that these gifts continue to support the organization as long as the organization exists.
Scholarship. Allows the foundation to receive donations from which the income is used for scholarships to students throughout the geographic area of the Milan Area School District.
Memorial or Tribute. Enables a donor to create a fund in the name of an individual. Family and friends may contribute to the fund, which serves as a living testimonial to the individual.
It is not necessary to establish a named fund to participate in the work of the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation. Contributions of any size are welcome and encouraged.
As a leader in community affairs, the foundation is in a position to understand the needs of the community, investigate the credentials of grant applicants and determine the viability of the proposed project.
Annual distributions will take place through the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation and will be overseen by a committee of the board of directors.
Information on grant guidelines and application forms are available by contacting any member of the foundation.