The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Legacy Funds Grantees


The Community Foundation is honored that The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation trustees, as part of their investments, have chosen to work with the Community Foundation in this way, to permanently support organizations and causes that Mr. Wilson cared about so deeply. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Funds support grants in four separate key areas that honor the lifetime interests of Mr. Wilson:

  • Caregivers Fund: support for projects within southeast Michigan that assist caregivers of persons who are unable to fully care for themselves and are part of an underserved community, with a preference for requests to provide support to caregivers of older adults.
  • Design & Access Fund: support for projects in southeast Michigan that serve to increase the walkability and bikeability of local communities and/or increasing outdoor recreational activities within the region.
  • Youth Sports Fund: support for projects in southeast Michigan that bring high-quality sports programs to youth.
  • Grosse Pointe Community Assets Fund: support for projects of anchor nonprofit organizations that provide services and experiences to residents of the 5 Grosse Pointe communities, home to Mr. Wilson during his lifetime.

For the three funds that serve southeast Michigan, counties of interest include:  Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston Counties.

Ralph C. Wilson Legacy Funds Grantees Since Funds’ Inception

CAREGIVERS

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Bridging Communities Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
  • Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor
  • Certified Senior Solutions
  • Chaldean Community Foundation
  • Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance CDC
  • Community Living Centers
  • Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit
  • Luella Hannan Memorial Home
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition
  • Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
  • Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network
  • Judson Center Inc.
  • JVS
  • The Lake House – A Gathering Place
  • Leeway Health Education Foundation
  • LifeLab Kids Foundation
  • Livingston County Catholic Charities
  • Metro Solutions Inc.
  • McLaren Oakland Foundation
  • Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  • New Day Foundation for Families
  • North Star Reach
  • St. Patrick Senior Center
  • Universal Dementia Care
  • Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan

DESIGN & ACCESS

  • 360 Detroit, Inc.
  • Ann Arbor Charter Township
  • Auntie Na’s House
  • Canton Township
  • Charter Township of Harrison
  • Charter Township of Oxford
  • Charter Township of White Lake
  • City of Chelsea
  • City of Ecorse
  • City of Marine City
  • City of Oak Park
  • City of Port Huron
  • City of Royal Oak
  • City of Trenton
  • City of Wyandotte
  • City of Ypsilanti
  • DDP Bike Share Corp.
  • Detroit Greenways Coalition
  • Detroit Horse Power
  • Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative
  • Fraser First Booster Club
  • Friends of the Rouge
  • Give Merit
  • Greektown Neighborhood Partnership
  • Hazon, Inc.
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation
  • Huron River Watershed Council
  • Independence Land Conservancy
  • LifeLab Kids Foundation
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation
  • Michigan Municipal League Foundation
  • Midtown Detroit
  • MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
  • NW Goldberg Cares
  • Oakland Charter Township
  • Older Person’s Commission
  • Pontiac Community Foundation
  • Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association
  • Project Evergreen
  • Scarlet’s Smile
  • Sidewalk Detroit
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Thumb Land Conservancy
  • Township of Holly
  • Trinity Health (Chelsea)
  • UMRC Foundation
  • Wayne State University
  • Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corp.

GROSSE POINTE COMMUNITY

  • Chamber Music Society of Detroit
  • Eleanor & Edsel Ford House
  • Family Center of Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods
  • Full Circle Foundation
  • Grosse Pointe Artists Association
  • Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education
  • Grosse Pointe Garden Center, Inc.
  • Grosse Pointe Historical Society
  • Grosse Pointe Library Foundation
  • Grosse Pointe North Band and Orchestra Booster Club
  • Grosse Pointe Rotary Foundation, Inc.
  • Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra Society
  • Grosse Pointe Theatre
  • Grosse Pointe War Memorial
  • Grosse Pointe Woods Shores Little League
  • The Helm
  • Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education
  • Neighborhood Club
  • Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe
  • The ARC – Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods
  • University Liggett School
  • We GP

YOUTH SPORTS

  • Advancing Macomb Foundation
  • Ann Arbor YMCA
  • Athletic Factory
  • Chaldean Community FoundationCity of Port Huron
  • City of Saline
  • Clark Park Coalition Chandler Park Conservancy
  • Courageous Inc.
  • Dearborn Public Schools
  • Detroit 300 Conservancy
  • Detroit Horse Power
  • Detroit PAL, Inc.
  • Detroit Public Schools Foundation
  • Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
  • Eagle Sports Club
  • East Side Youth Sports Foundation
  • Educate Youth
  • Figure Skating in Detroit
  • First Tee of Greater Detroit
  • Franklin-Wright Settlements Inc.
  • Free Bikes 4 Kidz – Detroit
  • Friends of Detroit Rowing
  • Friends of Rutherford Pool
  • Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan
  • Golf Association of Michigan Foundation
  • Grosse Ile Rowing Club
  • Hamtramck Warriors Soccer
  • Judson Center Inc.
  • Kids on the Go
  • LK St. Clair Soccer
  • Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities
  • Mack Avenue Community Church Community Development Corp
  • Matrix Human Services
  • Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association
  • Midnight Golf Program
  • Monroe County Opportunity Program
  • Motor City Grounds Crew
  • Motor City Tennis Club
  • Peace Players International
  • Playworks Education Energized Michigan
  • Program to Educate All Cyclists
  • Racquet Up Detroit
  • Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, Inc.
  • Soar Detroit
  • Southwest Solutions
  • Team GUTS Inc.
  • Touchpointe for Youth
  • University Liggett School
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • Vista Maria
  • Wayne State University
  • City of Wyandotte
  • YMCA of Blue Water Area
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
  • YMCA of Monroe

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