A Central Lake native, Cleo Purdy's passion for children and young families lives on because of her generous heart and thoughtful planning. Supporting programming for preschool, playgroups, and family engagement, her gift will continue to impact generations of families.
Gifts great and small make a meaningful difference in the communities we treasure. By aligning our gifts with what means the most to us, we can create a lasting and personal impression.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Child Care Connections (formerly 4C) Fund's goal is to promote and strengthen quality child care in the 10 county region of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties.
The Child Care Connections (formerly 4C) Fund is committed to supporting immediate needs related to promoting and strengthening quality child care, in the form of scholarship support.
Scholarship funds are intended to support professional development and continuing education for providers. Possible programs/ trainings that we will consider are:
Funding is for private home-based daycares and private and tuition-based child care centers in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Priority will be given to providers that do not have other means of funding available to them. Applicants must be in good standing with Child Day Care Licensing to be considered for a scholarship.
Providers (including childcare centers) or individuals may apply and awards of up to $2,000 per individual will be considered. Funding will be disbursed directly to nonprofit, educational, or governmental organizations.