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Service Clubs or Civic Organizations That Provide Funding

This page provides links to a number of service clubs or civic organizations which provide local community support and include philanthropy among their activities.

Civitan International
Local Civitan groups support a wide range of community service activities. The Civitan International Foundation also supports programs which assist children and persons with developmental disabilities. Check out the Local Clubs section for links to local Civitan groups.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Elks of the United States
Provide scholarships for youth attending college among other service projects. The Elks National Foundation also provides grants to the first 250 Lodges who pledge to hold a drug-, alcohol-, and violence-free party for the youth of their communities each year. The Michigan Elks Association assists handicapped children under the age of 18. The Major Project provides facilitating services essential to treatment such as special examinations, therapy and special prescriptions. The Major Project also sponsors attendance at Speech Camps, Diabetic Camps, and Special Therapy Camps. The overall aim of the Michigan Elks Major Project is to help handicapped children become self-sufficient, healthy, contributing citizens of our communities.. For more information contact the James J. Campbell, Executive Director, P.O. Box 620, Lawton, MI, 49065-0620, (616)624-6618.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Grand Rapids Elks Philanthropy Fund
Address: 2715 Leonard St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504-3761
Applications not accepted. No grants to individuals. Contributes only to pre-selected organizations in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund
Address: 43904 Lee Ann Ln., Canton, MI 48187-2822
Provides scholarships to disabled residents of Michigan. Applications are made to individual Elks Lodges. Application form required. Deadline: Jan. 31
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Jaycees (Michigan)
The Michigan Jaycess support a variety of projects such as preventing child suicides, cancer, etc. They also support a Junior Chamber Mission Inn Foundation house in Grand Rapids "to care for children and adolescents whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS."
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Detroit Jaycees
URL : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroit-Jaycees/133668268325
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation
URL: http://www.grjaycees.org
Address: 2774 Birchcrest Dr., S.E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Telephone: (616) 954-9409
The foundation provides assistance to promote community involvement in community affairs and to promote the community's welfare; support primarily for cancer services, housing and shelter, youth development, and children's services. Support is usually provided in the form of a capital campaign contribution. No support for religious, political, or administrative purposes. No grants to individuals, endowments, or operating funds. Contributions limited to organizations in western Michigan area.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Lansing Jaycees
URL: http://www.lansingjaycees.org
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Key Club International
Did you know there is more than $200,000 worth of scholarships available through Key Club International, the Kiwanis International Foundation, and other universities and organizations that have teamed with Key Club International?
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Kiwanis International
An organization devoted to the principle of service; to the advancement of individual, community, and national welfare; and to the strengthening of international goodwill. Kiwanis membership spans the globe, with more than 300,000 members in more than 8,000 clubs in 79 countries, giving on average $70 million and 6.5 million volunteer hours for community service each year.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Adrian Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.
Address: 121 N. Main St., Adrian, MI 49221-2711
Telephone: (517) 265-6154
Supports education, including scholarship funds, the performing arts, youth, and community development. Giving is limited to Adrian, Michigan area. No grants to individuals directly.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Chelsea Kiwanis Club Foundation
Address: P.O. Box 61, Chelsea, MI 48118
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Kiwanis Club of Cosmpolitan Detroit (Facebook)
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Grand Rapids Kiwanis Foundation
Address: c/o Goodlander and Co., 3601 Plainfield Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Telephone: (616) 361-1896
Giving is limited to the Grand Rapids, Michigan area to the disabled and youth service organizations. No grants to individuals.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Kiwanis Club of Lansing
Kiwanis Club of Lansing Facebook Page
We are a service club that is part of an international organization with more than 300,000 members in more than 80 nations. We perform various work in the community of Lansing, primarily on the behalf of young children. Among the various projects that involve our membership are: YMCA youth programs, mentoring for elementary school children, assistance with high school Key Clubs, meals on wheels, Salvation Army bell ringers, Children's Miracle Network, Lansing Area Crop Walk, collection and distribution of winter clothing and blankets, and various other projects including the awarding of scholarships for college and divinity students.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Lions Clubs International
Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,500 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organization, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program.
For local clubs, see Lions Club Local Chapters maintained by the Lions Club or Local Links : Service Clubs Directory maintained by the Capital Area District Library.
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Masonic Clubs of Michigan
Individual Masonic Clubs throughout Michigan can request scholarships from the Masonic Foundation of Michigan for individuals up to $750. They also often make contributions to local charities with matching funds from the Masonic Foundation of Michigan, Inc., 1204 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801. Telephone: (989) 966-4440; E-mail: mmhcf@masonichome.com
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation
(Last checked 06/15/16)

Shriners of North America
Support a network of Shriners Hospitals for Children around the country which provide free orthopaedic or burn treatment.
(Last checked 06/15/16)




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