FFH Foundation

FFH Foundation

FFHFYF Presents Grant to the Antioch Lutheran Free Reading Tutors Program

FFHFYF Treasurer, Andrew Haller, recently presented a grant award to volunteers and participants from the Antioch Lutheran Church Free Reading Tutors program.  The program was started in January 2017 by retired teacher Shirley George who identified a need to provide assistance to children in the community who require additional help with reading skills.  Shirley was inspired by the third-grade reading bill which could potentially lead to the retention in third grade of children identified as being below-grade readers.

The program is open to children in grades 2-4 from Farmington and Farmington Hills, runs six days a week (after school Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings) and is staffed by trained volunteers from both Antioch Lutheran Church and the local community.  There are currently 23 children enrolled in the program and they receive one hour a week one-on one tuition free of charge.  Initially the program was solely to assist with reading skills, but there are now a couple of volunteers able to help with math tuition as well.  The program collaborates with Farmington Public Schools wherever possible to set individual targets and goals for each child.

Some books have already been donated to the program and the grant from FFHFYF will help with the purchase of more reading material that aligns with that currently used in Farmington Public Schools.  The grant will also assist with publicity materials for the program.

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FFHFYF Presents Grant Award to Neighborhood House

Ken Paulson, FFHFYF Trustee, presented a grant award for $2,650 to Alan Maxey, President of Neighborhood House, on September 21st.   Also in attendance from Neighborhood House were Loretta Zahn, Client Support Specialist and Terri Hanson, Assistant Client Support Specialist.

Neighborhood House is a local charity supported totally by the local community that provides help to local needy families, children and individuals in Farmington and Farmington Hills.  It is an affiliated organization with the Farmington Area Goodfellows and is in its 28th year of making a difference in our community.  Over the last two years, Neighborhood House has provided financial assistance to nearly 475 local families in need to help with the payment of rent, temporary housing, and heating, electric and water bills.  The grant received from FFHFYF will help this vital support of those who are in need in our community to continue.

Photograph Left to Right:  Alan Maxey, Ken Paulson, Loretta Zahn, Terri Hanson,

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Fall 2017 Grant Allocation


The Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families (FFHFYF) is now accepting grant applications for the Fall 2017 allocation.

FFHFYF supports programs and provide funds to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families, particularly those in need, within the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills. During our spring allocation we made grant awards to the following organizations and programs:

Antioch Lutheran Free Reading Tutors

City of Farmington Hills Youth & Family Services After School Program

Farmington Family YMCA

Farmington Public Schools Homeless Program

Heartfelt Harvest

Neighborhood House

West Oaks Civitan

If you are looking for funding for a project or organization that benefits youth and families in the Farmington and Farmington Hills area, then please visit our website at http://ffhfoundation.org/home/grant-info/ for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

All applications for the fall allocation must be received at FFHFYF by October 15th.  Our next allocation will be spring 2018, the deadline for which is April 15th, 2018.

If you have any questions about FFHFYF or our grant application and allocation process, please email us at info@ffhfoundation.org, or call our office at 248-426-1190.


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