Lenawee Cares Grants

Lenawee Cares, a program of Lenawee Community Foundation, recently finished its annual fundraising campaign. Now it is time for Lenawee nonprofit organizations to apply for the Lenawee Cares annual grant opportunity.

Fall of 2023 kicked off the 8th annual Lenawee Cares campaign, and once again many generous donors, like you, made gifts. Now it is time to get those contributions where they can achieve the greatest good in our community.

Grant applications are being accepted from Lenawee health and human service organizations from March 1 until April 1. Starting March 1st, information regarding the application will be available on social media and the website or you may also contact the Foundation with any questions. Applicant organizations must complete the Lenawee Cares Application form, as well as provide standard information required for grant administration. The full list of required documents can be found on the website under Grant Instructions. Grant requests will be reviewed by the Lenawee Cares Advisory Board in an extensive assessment and discussion process, prior to making recommendations to the Lenawee Community Foundation Board of Directors for approval. Recipient organizations will be notified in June.

The dollars raised are distributed throughout the year to local nonprofit organizations that know our community needs best and are poised to help Lenawee thrive. Lenawee Cares was established in 2016, and thanks to you and additional campaign donors, the Lenawee Cares Campaign has been able to administer over $3 million in donations to our neighbors in need through the work and knowledge of our local nonprofit organizations – a true team effort!

The Lenawee Community Foundation focuses on improving the HEALTH and HAPPINESS for everyone living in Lenawee, while also providing HOPE for a better future. Lenawee Cares works to fund health and human services with an emphasis on assuring that basic needs are met for our friends and neighbors in Lenawee. Together we improve the life for everyone in Lenawee County, ensuring our community is safe, viable, and thriving.

Contact Paula at 517.263.4696 or forlenawee@lenaweecf.com to learn more.


Sarah Bayles is an active Lenawee Cares Advisory Board member and works at Kapnick Insurance.

Paula Trentman serves as Vice President & Director of Grants and Programs of the Lenawee Community Foundation. Your Community Foundation assists individuals, corporations, and organizations in fulfilling their charitable goals for our community. For information about how your business, any group, your family, or you can volunteer to build a better community, call 517.263.4696 or contact forlenawee@lenaweecf.com.  We would be delighted to be of service as you invest time, talent, and treasure now and forever.