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Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment

Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.

After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992. 

Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.

What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.


Healthy Youth and Healthy Seniors Endowment

The Healthy Youth and Healthy Seniors Endowment was established in compliance with an award from the State of Michigan Tobacco Settlement Partnership.

Grant awards support programs that improve the health of youth (birth - 18) and/or seniors (age 55 and older). These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, programs that focus on health and nutrition; family counseling; early childhood development; smoking prevention and cessation; daycare, preschool, and after school care. 

For example: 

Programs for healthy youth could include:

  • smoking prevention and cessation and substance abuse
  • violence and conflict resolution
  • access to dental care
  • community alternatives for recreation
  • child care

Programs for healthy seniors could include:

  • pharmaceuticals (i.e. access, cost, medication interaction)
  • preventing and managing chronic disease (i.e. cancer, heart, lung, stroke)
  • long term care alternatives (i.e. assisted living, respite care, family caregiver support)
  • mental health and aging (i.e. substance abuse, depression)
  • workforce and aging (i.e. age discrimination, continuing career opportunities)         

2017 Amount Available: $1,000

Requests for use of funds for administrative costs of up to 15 percent will be considered. grant dollars cannot be used for facilities, but could be used for equipment.

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Fund Details
Theme: Health & Human Services
Counties Served: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau

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