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Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 65 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of what we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.

Strong business can only grow from a strong community that benefits everyone, which is why helping nonprofits, educational, and community groups* is a part of our culture. We believe these groups have a tremendous impact on the communities we serve and it’s both our responsibility and pleasure to support them. To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help.

"What GOOD could you do with $1,000?"

Which charity, community organization, or school group could use some extra funds? In total, we will be donating $60,000 this summer!  That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 10, 2019 – August 30, 2019.

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2019.

This summer we chose from over 290 stories submitted on this site and awarded (60) $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan! Click the SEE tab to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.




Vanderbilt high school varsity volleyball

Posted By: Dana smolarz (August 29, 2019)
We are a very small school and there is not a lot of money to put towards sports programs at this time. We need new balls and new guide sticks and game balls. Parents started this program 7 years ago with no pay just so the girls could play this sport and the girls have thrived because of this. These kids would so appreciate this donation to them to shiw all their hard work and dedication was worth it. Ther did 4 girls on the team who have been there since the very 1st year and our seniors now and leaving behind some new equipment would make them come full circle to giving back to their school. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Canton High School

Posted By: Claire Swadling (August 29, 2019)
Passionate about healthy eating, I have created presentations on the harmful effects of sugar that I got approved by Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF and best-selling author of the book Fat Chance. I have presented my work to over 250 people, ages 5-50+ in our community at the Plymouth, Canton, Garden City, and Livonia libraries. Wanting to empower more people, especially youth, to take initiative of their own health and spread the word to others, I am creating a club for middle school students to guide them through their efforts in health advocacy by helping them organize community based outreach events . This will not only educate them on healthy living, but foster leadership and management skills that are essential in today's day and age. I hope that you will choose to help nuture the next generation of health advocates. Thank you. My website:

Guardian Gals, Inc.

Posted By: Abby Hamilton (August 28, 2019)
We would like your consideration for $1,000 grant this summer to assist in building a gated bike port for bicycles left @ our downtown Gaylord, MI, newly renovated Guardian Gals, Inc. Headquarters space. We are experiencing positive membership growing pains, due to generous Otsego County Community Foundation Registration Scholarships, which has substantially increased the number of at-risk Ggal members without access to bicycles needed to participate in our ten week summer program. A secure bike storage port will be necessary Summer 2020 to store loaner bikes & keep them secure, so that all incoming 4th-12th grade Ggals can be confident that a bike awaits them at Ggals’ Headquarters, causing less stressors on parents, which will more easily allow for their full participation in our adventurous programming!

To learn more about our 501(c)3 mentoring organization, please check out our website @

The Color of Autism

Posted By: Tieast Leverett, Camille Proctor (August 28, 2019)
In 2008 my son was diagnosed with ASD and I struggled to get the correct services for him. Once services were found I had to fight for the services that were available.

As I made my journey, I found few organizations that supported African American families with children on the autism spectrum. I made a promise that once I got a handle on our situation, I would help others.

In March 2009 The Color of Autism was founded.

We are a Non-Profit (501 c3) organization committed to educating and assisting African American families with Autistic children. African American Autism Support is Vital to the development of underserved children, and we have done so with community lectures, training sessions for parents and partnering with other non-profit organizations focused on autism.

The $1000 grant would allow us to create programming geared toward the mental health of teen boys with ASD.

On My Own - Southeast Michigan

Posted By: Tieast Leverett (August 28, 2019)
On My Own of Michigan is a member-centered nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 by a group of parents of young adults with developmental disabilities, who were looking for a way to prepare their loved ones for "growing up". There was (and still is) a great need for this kind of program, as most support is dedicated to younger children.

In our twenty years of service to the Oakland County community, we’ve helped more than 100 individuals achieve and maintain a life of independence.

The organization provides skill building programs and an independent living curriculum that teaches participants how to navigate the challenges of life, but to also enjoy all that life has to offer. We do this with a small but mighty team of five staff members.

The grant of $1000 will help support the programs we provide that empower people with disabilities.

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