Fourteen local nonprofits were awarded grants that totaled $230 thousand. The microgrants ranged from $10 to $20 thousand per recipient, with the intention to make a direct and lasting positive impact on Ingham County.
CACS is proud to present the Uplift Ingham Grant and be a part of bettering our community organizations, because as they say it takes a village.
“At CACS our goal is to meet the moment and rise to the challenge, continuing to uplift organizations that have unique missions to fill gaps in services,” Executive Director Miguel Rodriguez said.
Offering microgrants has been a long-term goal of Executive Director Miguel Rodriguez. Rodriguez wanted CACS to partner with small local agencies to provide essential services that CACS doesn’t have the ability to fulfill.
“The ARPA funds provided the first opportunity to try out the concept,” Stability Services Director Pam Elise said.
The funds for the Uplift Ingham Grant were provided by Ingham County as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.
Recipients of the Uplift Ingham Grant were selected based on demonstrated need and community impact. Applications were scored based on in-depth criteria and categories.
Uplift Ingham Grant Recipients:
K’s Precious Care Learning Center, Inc. ($20,000)
City Life Lansing ($20,000)
REACH Studio Art Center ($20,000)
Boys and Girls Club of Lansing ($20,000)
Hannah’s House, Inc. ($10,000)
MidMichigan Environmental Action Council ($10,000)
Family & Community Development Services ($20,000)
The Fledge Foundation ($10,000)
Kingdom Life Church ($20,000)
The Village Lansing ($10,000)
Leslie Outreach, Inc. ($10,000)
His Healing Hands Urgent Care Center ($20,000)
Advancement Corporation ($20,000)
WAI-IAM, Inc. and RISE Recovery Community ($20,000)