The Marshall Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Youth Advisory Council are pleased to announce the awarding of three grants totaling more than $60,000 from the Fund for Marshall and the Marshall Youth Fund.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department – Be the Best You Can Be Initiative
- Amount Awarded: $3,500
- Purpose: To purchase materials for the Be the Best You Can Be program
- Community Impact: The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department will present the Be the Best You Can Be program to 4th grade classrooms in the Marshall Public Schools’ district. This program will provide positive interaction between students and law enforcement while also addressing topics such as bullying, peer pressure, self-respect, and other real life scenarios youth may be exposed to.
City of Marshall – Eaton Park Project
- Amount Awarded: $50,000
- Purpose: To assist in the redevelopment of a former Eaton parking lot which will serve as the City’s newest park and recreation facility.
- Community Impact: The new facility will house 4-6 pickleball courts, ADA walkways, a new stairway to access the Athletic Fields complex, a 30 stall parking lot, and restrooms and pavilion structure. This area will provide additional recreational opportunities for residents of Marshall and surrounding areas.
Haven of Rest – Software Upgrade
- Amount Awarded: $8,321
- Purpose: The software upgrade will enhance the shelter’s donor management capability.
- Community Impact: The Haven’s operations are dependent upon donors contributing to the services the shelter provides such as meals, housing, substance abuse recovery, and educational support to children of homeless families. The new donor management software will allow the shelter the operate more efficiently to continue offering this critical support to Calhoun County
The next deadline for submitting grant requests is April 1, 2022. The staff at the Marshall Community Foundation encourages interested applicants to call 269-781-2273 or email [email protected] to discuss the grant application process. More information about submitting a grant request can be found on their website at marshallcf.org/receive/grants.
The Marshall Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in Marshall, and throughout Calhoun County. The Foundation holds permanently endowed funds from a range of donors, and serves as a conduit for special projects and the distribution of grants in support of innovative programs. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.marshallcf.org.