The mission of the Lenawee Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Lenawee County, Michigan through permanent endowments by: · Identifying and addressing current and anticipated community needs, and · Raising, managing, and distributing the funds for charitable purposes in the area of civic, cultural, health, educational, and social services.
The Lenawee Community Foundation supports VOLUNTEER Lenawee! and the Lenawee YOUTH Council. VOLUNTEER Lenawee! provides volunteer opportunities, volunteer management training, and additional support for local nonprofit organizations. The Lenawee YOUTH Council is made up of youth ages 12-21 who volunteer locally, make grants to youth programs, and develop leadership skills.
The Lenawee Community Foundation is unique when compared to the other nonprofits in Lenawee County.
1. 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.
2. We are broad-based. No other nonprofit in Lenawee works in the five areas we do - Health, Civic, Culture, Education, and Human Services.
3. Individuals, couples, corporations, and resident estates and trusts qualify for the Michigan tax credit when making donations to endowed funds in the Lenawee Community Foundation.