The Lenawee Community Foundation is unique among Lenawee County nonprofits in our community. We focus on enhancing the health, happiness and hope of our citizens through permanent endowments that address current and anticipated community needs and raising, managing, and distributing the funds for those purposes.
We Work for the Future of our Community
Although we provide funds to address current community needs, most of our funds are permanently invested with a portion of the earnings utilized for charitable causes. Thus, you can think of us as a community “savings account” with our major focus on Lenawee’s anticipated needs.
The Causes We Support are Diverse
We’re the only nonprofit in Lenawee that works in five areas – health, civic, culture, education, and human services. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, approved by the Internal Revenue Service for federal deductions for gifts.
We Perform a Variety of Functions
While our main focus is to manage investor assets and distribute funds in the community, we also provide a variety of other programs.
- Lenawee Cares Campaign – An annual fundraising campaign that distributes grants to local nonprofits each spring.
- Nonprofits Workshops – Training and educational opportunities for nonprofits and board of directors.
- Imagination Library – Distribution of books to youth in the community through partnerships with local libraries.
Bronna Kahle, President & CEO
Paula Trentman, Vice President & Director of Grants & Programs
Cynthia Heady, Director of Development & External Engagement
Deb Salenbien, Office Manager
Laura Lilly, Executive Coordinator
Board of Directors
Dave Hickman, Chair
Scott Hill, Vice Chair
Doug Gray, Secretary
Jim Kapnick, Treasurer
Merri Jo Bales