How Grants Work
About the FFH Foundation grant process:
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families awards funds for purposes consistent with the mission of the Foundation. All grant proposals must be submitted in written form and include a proposed plan and budget for the request. Recipients must agree to comply with all conditions of the grant. Each proposal will be reviewed on its own merits.
When applying for a grant, the following guidelines should be considered:
- Money allocated should benefit the Farmington Hills/Farmington area
- Money should be granted to groups, not individuals
- Emphasis on prevention
- Open to or benefit to all
- Diversity and inclusiveness
- Emphasis on program-oriented versus property-oriented
- Willingness to pursue additional funding from other sources
- Factors as determined by the Foundation and its mission
Want to Receive a Grant?
Grant applications are available
Are you interested in applying for a grant? The Grant Application is available by calling our office at (248) 426-1190 or you can click on the link below. Our spring grant deadline is April 15th and our fall grant deadline is October 15th. Please contact us if you have questions or if we can help.
Click here to download a grant application.
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Since its inception, 20 years ago, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families has awarded over $600,000 in grants to organizations that enhance the lives of all our residents:
- The After School Program for Middle School Students
- Community Living Centers
- Community Musical Group
- Crescendo Detroit
- East Middle School
- Farmington Area PTA Council
- Farmington Family YMCA
- Farmington Festival Orchestra
- Farmington Musicale
- Farmington Players
- Farmington Youth Assistance
- Friends of the Rouge
- Gill Elementary School
- Heartfelt Harvest
- Hillside Elementary School
- Mayor’s Youth Council
- Minority Student Achievement Network
- Multicultural Multiracial Community Council
- Neighborhood House
- North Farmington High School Academic Symposia
- North Farmington High School “Link Crew Program”
- Oakland Literacy Council
- Painting with Patience
- Pledge for Success
- Power Middle School
- Samaritan Counseling Center
- Sweet Dreamzzz
- Therapy Choirs of Michigan
- Turn Around Achievement Awards Committee
- Warner Middle School Crusaders
Recent Grant Recipients
A profile of recent grant recipients
A diverse group of organizations have benefited from the Foundation’s grant program and the Foundation is pleased to support these groups that enhance the lives of the residents of our community.
A grant to the Farmington Musicale will assist them in providing free concerts to the community. Celebrating its 46th anniversary, their outreach includes senior groups and a women’s chorus and affords opportunities for musicians of all ages to share their talents. The Musicale is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
FARMINGTON YOUTH ASSISTANCE (FYA)
FYA is a wonderful success story. Their summer camp, held at the YMCA has been expanded to 100 campers. The FYA summer camp, held at the YMCA, has been expanded to 100 campers. Participants are referred by teachers and parents and have fun while improving test scores. At the beginning of summer camp, students tested at an overall average of 54%; at the end of the session the scores averaged 81%!
In these uncertain economic times, Neighborhood House is an invaluable resource to our residents. Not only is emergency assistance provided, but Neighborhood House works closely with the community and religious institutions to avoid duplication of services. Counseling services are provided through Oakland Family Services and the Samaritan Counseling Center.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
The After School Program of Farmington Hills Youth and Family Services has served more than 6,500 middle school students since its inception in 1996. Students are picked up at their schools and can choose from six locations — the Costick Center, Ice Arena, Warner Middle School, the YMCA, the Jon Grant Community Center and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. This program benefits the students, their families, schools, and, indeed, the entire community. While the recreational activities are a highlight of the program, there are also numerous educational and volunteer opportunities available for the participants. Special programs include professional tutoring, cooking and dance classes, exercise programs, fire prevention and first aid classes, and life skills training. In the fall of 2008 a mentoring program was introduced. The Foundation has supported the After School Program since the Program began and maintains a Donor Designated Fund for the Program.
THE FARMINGTON FAMILY YMCA
The YMCA received grants in support of its teen programs, one of the sites for the After School Program. Middle school students will also have an opportunity to participate in intramural basketball and volleyball, a program that had to be cancelled by the public schools dues to budget constraints. In addition, the grant will also provide funding for the teen summer camp and Counselor-in-Training program.
Also responding to emergency situations in our community, Heartfelt Harvest picks up day-old produce and other products from Busch’s and Gordon Foods and delivers them to the Salvation Army and St. Alexander’s. This all-volunteer organization has helped hundreds of families.