Livonia Community Foundation

2019 Grants

Livonia Symphony Orchestra - $6.000 for concert support
Angela Hospice – $5,000 for From My Heart Program supporting families with member suffering from a terminal illness
Blessings in a Backpack - $1,000 for expanded weekend meals for students/families in need;
Greenmead – $5,000 for Newburg Chapel Stained-glass window repair project
Livonia Arts Commission - $5,000 for adding children's activities as part of Music from the Heart Programs
Livonia Civic Chorus - $5,000 for support of their Musical Outreach Programs
Livonia Community Theatre – $1,000 for Summer Theatrical Workshop
Livonia Family YMCA - $4,500 for summer camp programs
Livonia Goodfellows - $2,500 for support for "No Child Without a Christmas
Livonia Kids and Families - $3,500 for expanded food Pantry activities and MCOI Training programs
NEW HOPE Center for Grief Support – $1,000 for their grief support partnership program for bereavement aftercare services
Starfish Family Services Head Start Program – $2,000 for upgraded specialized playground equipment at Livonia location
Visual Arts Association of Livonia (VAAL) - $2,000 for education programsand speakers
Seedlings Braille Books for Children - $3,600 to support LPS

2018 Grants

 a.YMCA - $4,500 for subsidizing summer camp programs
    b. Angela Hospice - Robert Alexander - Development Director or Margo Parr - President (TBD) accepting $5,000 for Honor our Veterans Program
    c. Blessings in a Backpack - $500 for expanded weekend meals for students/families in need
    d. Greenmead - $5,000 for continued renovation at the 1926 Greenhouse
    e. Livonia Arts Commission - $5,000 for adding children's activities as part of Music from the Heart Programs
    f.  Livonia Civic Chorus - $5,000 for support of their Musical Outreach Programs
    g. Livonia Goodfellows - $2,500 for support for "No Child Without a Christmas"
    h. Livonia Kids and Families - $3,500 for expanded food Pantry activities and programs
    i.  Livonia Symphony Orchestra - $8.000 for concert support and Student Outreach Instrument Program
    j. Visual Arts Association of Livionia (VAAL) - $2,000 for education programs and speakers (FYI,
    k. Seedlings Braille Books for Children -$3,600 to support LPS programs for Visually Impaired

2017 Grants

Angela Hospice                                                                      $5,000

Blessings in a Back Pack                                                          $500

First Step                                                                                   $2,000

Greenmead Historical Park                                                    $7,000

Livonia Arts & Human Relations Commissions                   $1,750

Livonia Civic Chorus                                                                 $4,835 

Livonia Family YMCA                                                               $4,000

Livonia Goodfellows                                                                $2,500

Livonia Kids and Families                                                        $2,000

Livonia Symphony Orchestra                                                 $5,000

Seedlings Braille Books for Children                                    $4,490

VAAL (Visual Arts Association of Livonia)                            $2,000

Total Grants                                                                              $41,050

2016 Grants

Angela Hospice - Bereavement Program                          $2,000

First Step                                                                                   $2,500

Greenmead Historic Park                                                       $5,000

Livonia Civic Chorus                                                                $2,000

Livonia Goodfellows                                                               $2,500

Livonia Kids and Families                                                       $1,500

Livonia Symphony Orchestra                                                 $5,000

Livonia YMCA                                                                            $4,000

Seedlings Braille Books for Children                                    $3,060

The Senior Alliance - Meals on Wheels                               $2,500

Visual Arts Association of Livonia                                          $,1000

Total Grants                                                                             $31,060

2015 Grants

Angela Hospice- Bereavement Program                          $1,000
 First Step                                                                                 $5,000
 Livonia Civic Chorus                                                              $1,500
 Livonia Goodfellows - No Child without a Christmas      $2,500
 Greenmead                                                                             $5,000
Livonia Symphony Orchestra                                               $5,000
 Livonia Family YMCA- Summer Camp                              $4,000
 Seedlings Braille Books for Children                                 $2,000
 Livonia Kids and Families-Emerson School Pantry          $1,000
 Friends of Livonia Library                                                     $   500
                               Total Grants in 2015                                $27,500

Grant Applications

The Livonia Community Foundation is a permanent endowment ‑ a trust fund - built from donations from individuals, families, estates, corporations, & private organizations in the community. The Foundation is an approved 501(c)3 charitable organization and is State of Michigan Certified (# 55). Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.

The Livonia Community Foundation mission is:

 ·         To promote and develop community resources, properties and civic treasures;

 ·         To promote, support and develop public interest in the arts and other local cultural undertakings; and

·         To promote programs that contribute to the welfare of the community and the needs of its citizens

The Foundation's assets are conservatively invested under strict State and Federal laws and the return on investment is used to support the Foundation's programs and commitments.  The Foundation supports, through monetary donations, Livonia's charitable, cultural, historical, educational, and recreational institutions, projects and programs meeting the mission of the Foundation.

In 2017 the Livonia Community Foundation provided $41,075 in grants to twelve 501(c)3 not for profit charitable organizations serving the needs of the Livonia community.  Since its inception in 1995 the LCF has provided $398,185 in grants back to the community. 

Foundation Governance

The Livonia Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees who represent the community of Livonia.

Seeking a grant from the Livonia Community Foundation

Annually the Livonia Community Foundation reviews grant applications submitted by 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations serving the residents of the City of Livonia for programs and projects which they believe meet the mission of the Foundation.  The applications due to the Foundation by the 15th of January; are reviewed by a committee of the Foundation Board of Trustees and grants are made in the spring.  Our grant application process is now an online process.  Click the button below to begin the process.