Grants from Michigan foundations and corporations

Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
The Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in communities. Through the Rural Initiative Program, the Fund supports efforts that will help to strengthen individual rural towns in a number of civic areas, including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements and education. Grant size: $5,000 to $25,000. Due Nov. 2.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships 
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships is a program of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in America. This program will begin accepting new applications from October 5th through December 5th. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited education institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States and be able to demonstrate an enduring commitment to hunger-relief activities in their community.

The Milbank Foundation
The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. Nonprofit organizations may submit letters of inquiry throughout the year. 

Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden grant program
The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. 

Masonry's B.E.S.T community grant program 
The Masonry's B.E.S.T community grant program is most interested in projects that focus on the need of youth. Grant amount minimum will be $5,000 with the maximum grant amount $50,000.

Walmart Foundation Community Grants
The Walmart Foundation has identified four core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment and Opportunity. Community Grants range from a minimum of $250 to the maximum grant of $2,500.

Walgreens Charitable Donations program
The Walgreens Charitable Donations Program supports nonprofit organizations, providing grants that focus on access, outreach, and education geared towards health in their communities; mentoring initiatives; civic and community outreach; and emergency and disaster relief.

Cisco Global Impact Cash grants 
Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to underserved populations and leverage Internet and network solutions to improve the reach, efficiency and impact of services

Roots & Shoots Community Campaign
Know a teacher or group leader in the U.S. who could use a mini-grant for their service campaign? Roots & Shoots is giving away more than $50,000 in mini-grants. Mini-grants are awarded in a $200 VISA gift card.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents through the support of research and innovative programs. Matching grants of up to $25,000 are available for programs that help increase access to healthcare, address critical public health issues, improve the quality of care or enhance efficiency.

National Trails Fund
The National Trails Fund, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, provides support to grassroots nonprofit organizations throughout the country working toward establishing, protecting, and maintaining foot trails in America. The Fund’s grants range from $500 to $5,000.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is always looking for effective program and project ideas that can improve life in southeast Michigan, specifically in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. The majority of competitive grants range from $30,000 to $75,000.

Consumers Energy Foundation

The Consumers Energy Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in Michigan's Lower Peninsula where the company has a business presence. Requests will be considered from organizations located elsewhere for programs or projects that significantly benefit the state of Michigan and the communities served by the company. Grants range from $100 to $125,000.

Fifth Third Foundation

The Fifth Third Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that benefit residents and communities. The Foundation favors proposals that make a substantial difference in the quality of community life and strengthen families and communities.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation: Community Partners

The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Most grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. 

CSX Corporation Contributions program 

The Foundation provides assistance to nonprofit organizations that address one of the following categories: Safety, with a focus on railway, public, and personal safety; Environment, with a focus on land, water, and air preservation and restoration; Wellness, with a focus on healthy lifestyles and wellness education; and Community, with a focus on community leadership and service.