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Brooksie Way Minigrant Program

Grants to Oakland County, Michigan Nonprofits, Schools,
and Groups for Active and Healthy Lifestyle Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Brooksie Way

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Oakland County, Michigan nonprofits, community groups, and schools for local health and fitness-related projects. Preference will be given to sustainable projects with an ongoing impact. Funding is intended for specific healthy living, activity, and fitness projects to improve the quality of life in the community.

The Brooksie Way minigrant program encourages innovative ideas, such as:
- Community walking programs
- Swimming clubs or senior or youth swimming programs
- Activities for students outside of the school curriculum
- Neighborhood or association sport activities, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, football, etc.
- Nutritional education programs paired with low-cost exercises like walking or running
- Community or senior centers offering new physical fitness programs
- Purchase of sports or athletic equipment for underserved in the community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175834

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local communities, groups, schools and non-profit agencies operating in Oakland County target Oakland County residents can apply for minigrants.

- Minigrants cannot be used to pay for salaries or general expenses.
- The Brooksie Way minigrants are designed to fund new initiatives and start-up programs not to provide continuous funding of existing projects or programs.
- An organization that has received a minigrant can apply for another grant as long as it is for a different project or program.

Projects that will not be funded with a Brooksie Way minigrant:
- Capital expenses, such as construction, renovation, purchase of a facility, etc.
- School teacher salaries, in-service, released time or school administrative costs
- K-12, college or university faculty, payments to students for school-related activities or projects
- Consultants who are members of the applicant’s staff or board
- Existing deficits, licensing fees, fines, penalties, interest or litigation
- Food or beverages for hospitality or entertainment
- Fundraising or allocations to endowment or other restricted funds
- Funds which the applicant would re-grant to other organizations
- Operating costs not directly associated with the project
- Other purposes not consistent with the Brooksie Way mission

Pre-Application Information:

Grants will be distributed in two rounds:
- Applications for Round 1 are due by April 1 and will be distributed at the Brooksie Way Kick-off event in late April.
- Applications for Round 2 are due by Aug. 20 and will be distributed the week of September 21

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail your completed application packets to:
The Brooksie Way Minigrant Committee
Attn: Jenna Kearns
PO Box 81576
Rochester, MI 48308

Please, direct inquiries to Shelley Wyant, Chair of the Brooksie Way Minigrant Committee at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Oakland County