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KMB Foundation 2024 Mini-Grants

29 May 2024 2:43 PM | James Keehn (Administrator)

The KMB Foundation and Keep Michigan Beautiful, inc. recently awarded 10 grants (listed below) of $750 each for the Shirley Richardson Mini-Grant program. The purpose of these grants is to provide for maintenance of previous KMB award winners or funding for programs and projects that contribute to clean-up, site restoration, historical preservation, and environmental enhancement in Michigan.

  • Detroit Hives. Funds are to be used to support their newest project: the GO Green Botanical Garden located at the Michigan State University Farm Site in the Brightmoor neighborhood.
  • Harrison Township Dragonfly Sculpture Project The township has a goal of telling their story through sculpture and has several site throughout the community. Each one is placed in a landscaped setting.
  • City of Southfield Monarch Butterfly Sculpture and Pollinator Garden This grant will be used to purchase plants for an extensive garden surrounding the sculpture. It will provide beauty and education on pollinators.
  • Urban Seed of Eastpointe for the building of 10 new raised garden beds in their community garden. The beds are rented at a modest fee for members of the community who do not have access to space to grow a garden. The gardens provide food security and teach natural growing practices that promote pollinators and a sustainable ecosystem.
  • The Northville Beautification Commission for the 1930”s vintage-style garden at the site of the Mary Gilbert Log Cabin. The cabin is being moved in order to daylight a section of the River Rouge. The cabin will serve as a gateway for the River Walk.
  • Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan for their raised therapy garden. This is a nonprofit that provides services free of charge to children and their families dealing with medical diagnoses leading to hair loss. The garden teaches healthy meal planning and cooking cases. There is a memorial flower garden for children who have been lost. 
  • Michigan War Dog Memorial Cemetery In Lyon Township for the maintenance of grounds and plantings. The 2-acre site was left unmaintained until 2012 when volunteers restored an overgrown, old pet cemetery. This is maintained by volunteers and memorializes hero dogs who have served mankind. 
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