Grand Blanc Community Fund

Give today to the Grand Blanc Community Fund and support homegrown philanthropy in the areas of arts and culture, community development, health and human services, and recreation. A local advisory committee meets throughout the year to review grant applications and advise funding to nonprofits exclusively benefiting the Grand Blanc area.

The Grand Blanc Community Fund was established in 1989 with $343,343 in assets from the former Grand Blanc Community Foundation. Ezra Perry led an effort in 1968 to create a permanent endowment for the community. Ezra Perry would be pleased that the Grand Blanc Community Fund he founded has remained solidly focused on its mission to “enhance the well-being and well-doing’ of the citizens living there.

Grand Blanc Advisory Committee

  • Janette Sullivant, Chair
  • Jeff Stableford, Vice Chair 
  • Dean Keipert, Past Chair 
  • Linda Morris Belford, Trustee Liaison
  • Donald Becker
  • Andrea Bergstrom
  • Kamal Gupta
  • Delore Salsbury Hurley
  • Art Reyes
  • Aimee Schwartz
  • Joanie Towarnicky

Volunteer Recognition 

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Edward Payne was recognized for serving 6 years on the Grand Blanc Community Fund Advisory Committee at the 2021 Art of Philanthropy Awards. 

Recent Grants

We Are Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits

Grand Blanc Police Department

Fire Safety Equipment for Police and Fire Efforts

$7,018

Bethel United Methodist Church

Gottagetit

$5,000

City of Grand Blanc

McFarlen Library air conditioning

$10,000

Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid

Outreach campaign

$5,000

Family Promise

Grand Blanc area Program Support

$3,000

City of Grand Blanc

Lt. William Rust Veterans Park Honor Project

$6,760

Grand Blanc Community Schools                                        

Perry Center Centennial Garden

$9,000

FISH, Inc. of Grand Blanc, Inc.

Relocation Expenses

$9,000

Rotary Club of Fenton

Book Backpack Program

$2,000

Endowed Funds associated with the Grand Blanc Community Fund

  • Eldon L. Auker Scholarship Fund
  • Helen Dennis Family Fund
  • Dr. Leonard and Mary Jane Dunworth Fund
  • Grand Blanc Educational Foundation Fund
  • Grand Blanc Rotary Scholarship Fund
  • Grand Blanc Youth Initiative Program Fund
  • Gupta Family Fund for FISH, Inc.
  • Kay L. O’Malia Fund

He was an athlete from Kentucky, she was the homecoming queen from Michigan. They met at Freed Hardeman University in Tennessee and eloped a few months later. For this young couple in love, it was a secret they kept while living in separate dorms. Sondra and Charles “Chuck” Creasey didn’t keep the secret for long.

Read Sondra Creasey’s Story