The Women’s Fund Receives over $7K for ‘Just Us Girls Stroll’

The downtown community came together for a great cause when 19 downtown Rochester shops participated in the inaugural “Just Us Girls Stroll.” It was an event created by Valerie Keuten, Pamela Krampf and Dianne Elnicky. Owners of Plain and Fancy Gift Shop, Antiques and Fine Jewelry by Pamela and Sole Sisters. Additional shops that participated were Aurum Design, Bellissima Bridal, Final Touch Designs, 4th Street Boutique, Hello Fancy, Holy Cannoli, Janet Varner, Kimi K Salon, LeConte Mens … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Receives $408,000 Grant

Community Foundation Awarded $408,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to Benefit Paint Creek Trailways Commission The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $408,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. This grant will be used to fund two major projects on the Paint Creek Trail, a popular 8.9 mile regional rail trail and key link in Oakland County’s Oak Routes and Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Celebrates and Hands Out Money During the Holidays

The Women’s Fund hosted their holiday party fundraiser at Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester on December 4. Sixty-five people attended and with the help from local business donations and a Rochester-themed raffle basket, they were able to raise more than $4000 and four guests expressed interest in becoming partners. The 2018 Grant Recipients were Announced Families Against Narcotics (FAN) $1000 towards their “Hope Not Handcuffs” Program. The … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund is Looking for Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from their grants. The Women’s Fund provides grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that help improve the lives of women in need. Their goal is to help women in need become financially independent … to have a “purse of their own.” Grants are awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 15 to be considered. Requests for funding must be … [Read more...]

Michigan Air Line Trail to Help Fill Gap in Great Lake to Lake Trail

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Gift Links Huron Valley, West Bloomfield and M-5 Metro Trails The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $2,200,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom Trailway Management (CW2) Council. This grant will be used for the design, engineering and construction for 7.7 miles of the Michigan Air Line Trail and provides essential funding needed to move the project forward. The project … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Summer Soiree July 19

The Women's Fund Summer Soiree will be at Meadow Brook Hall this Year The event is rain or shine with wine and hor d'oeurves. Purchase Tickets Online or send a check to:The Women's FundPO Box 80157Rochester MI 48307-0157Payable to: Community Foundation of Greater RochesterMemo line: The Women's FundTickets are $65 Patron tickets are $100 and includes a guided tour of the hall   The Women’s Fund was established in 2000 with the vision of helping women within the … [Read more...]

The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Celebrates 35 Years as the Areas Center for Philanthropy

The Greater Rochester area is known for its giving spirit. Residents, organizations and businesses alike come together to give, in big and small ways, on a daily basis. Many of this giving is done behind the scenes. Unsung heroes help to make this community a premier place to live. Celebrating 35 years as the greater Rochester area’s center for philanthropy and endowed funds, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester is possibly one of the community’s most valuable unsung heroes. The … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Helps Women in Need

The Women's Fund of the Greater Rochester Area Closes 2017 by Giving to Three Local Organizations The Women’s Fund, whose goal is to help improve the lives of women in need by helping them become financially independent, awarded grants to three local organizations in November. Career Dress, who promotes the economic independence of low to moderate income women by providing professional attire to women actively seeking employment, was this year’s recipient of a $7500 grant.  The money … [Read more...]

Get a Brick Paver for a Veteran Now, for Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

Veterans Tribute Group Announce Brick Paver Order Campaign The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) Board of Directors has been planning, designing and raising funds since 2015 to build a tribute to the United States Armed Forces and to veterans. The all-volunteer board is led by retired U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Reese; and consists of military veterans, local business and civic leaders. The tribute is being built in Oakland Township near the intersection of Adams and Silverbell … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Prepares for the Season of Giving

As the season of giving approaches, hundreds of Rochester area nonprofits will benefit from the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. For nearly 35 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has worked to transform the generosity of each of its donors to help create a strong, health and more prosperous future for the Rochester community. The Community Foundation, like many foundations in communities across the country, is designed to be the community’s fund for … [Read more...]