The Lenawee Community Foundation is unique among Lenawee County nonprofits in. 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.
Joseph R. Williams, President & CEO
Paula Trentman, Vice President & Director of Grants & Programs
Janie Colton, Director of Operations & Lenawee Cares Coordinator
Cynthia Heady, Director of Development & External Engagement
Jim Southard, Director of Finance & Technology
Board of Directors
Dave Hickman, Chair
Kris Schmidt, Vice Chair
Jim Kapnick, Secretary
Scott Hill, Treasurer
Bob Vogel, Past Chair
Merri Jo Bales