BVC Winners - Final Cycle 2023

Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in Building Vibrant Communities Grant Program

In January, we awarded local nonprofits serving customers in our electric service territory with Building Vibrant Communities grants. The program was made possible by partnership dollars from our power supplier, Wolverine Power Cooperative.

  • Adrian Diversity Parade and Street Fair Fund: Costs are increasing to close the streets for this annual event celebrating Adrian's people and cultural history. A BVC grant will help to cover these costs so the celebration can continue as planned.
  • Rebicycle Lenawee - Electric Bicycle Project: Funds for this project by the Adrian-based Rebicycle Lenawee will help the organization provide bikes, equipment, and repairs to residents facing financial difficulties.
  • United Way of Southwest Michigan - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: The United Way of Southwest Michigan brings this service to Cass County families. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides children under 5 with a free, age-appropriate book each month, preparing them to enter kindergarten. While the program costs nothing for families, a BVC grant will help United Way continue to offer the service to local families.
  • Outside of Sunday Ministries - Food Pantry Project: Funds will help Outside of Sunday Ministries provide food to Cass and St. Joseph County families in need once per month.

In order to focus our support in other ways, we are suspending our Building Vibrant Communities program until further notice.

Thank you for participating in Building Vibrant Communities! We've loved helping your projects and programs come to life.