Advocate Solutions is pleased to announce the awarding of six grants to nonprofit organizations in support of empowering and enriching families and individuals. The following organizations received awards: The Central Ohio Diversity Consortium, Columbus, Ohio; Tech Corps Ohio, Columbus, Ohio; Family Mentor Foundation, Columbus, Ohio; Footprints of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan; Ele’s place, Lansing, Michigan; and Focus: Hope, Detroit, Michigan. Through the awarding of these program funds, the organizations will work to ensure services to better communities and support of families and individuals.
Advocate, alongside TZP Cares Foundation, determined that the selected organizations qualified based on their core mission and driving force in their communities.
At Advocate, we are passionate about our mission. We aim to use our collective resources of time, talent, and program funding towards positively impacting the lives and communities where we live and serve.
Learn more about the organizations that were awarded grants:
- The Central Ohio Diversity Consortium: The Central Ohio Diversity Consortium seeks to collectively advance diversity and inclusion by collaboration and knowledge transfer across organizations throughout Central Ohio.
- Tech Corps Ohio: Tech Corps delivers ~130 Tech Corps programs designed to educate, excite and empower students with technology to a total of nearly 2,300 – 3rd-12th-grade students in Central Ohio.
- Family Mentor Foundation: Family Mentor Foundation provides child-friendly and nutritious food boxes every weekend throughout the school year to approximately 350 students in 8 schools around the Columbus region.
- Footprints of Michigan: Footprints of Michigan is a nonprofit organization committed to caring for the people of Michigan by providing new and gently used footwear to those that are in need.
- Ele’s Place: Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. The vision is no child in Michigan grieves alone. Ele’s Place now serves four communities within Michigan (Ann Arbor, Capital Region, Greater Flint, and Genessee County and West Michigan) and more than 30,000 served.
- Focus: HOPE: Focus: HOPE, a civil and human rights organization founded in 1968, serves the community through a food program, education and training programs, and community and economic development initiatives. Its neighborhood revitalization efforts began in the 1970s as the organization converted abandoned industrial buildings into offices, a food center, and education facilities. More than 41,000 mothers, children, and senior citizens receive food each month from Focus: HOPE – and thousands of talented men and women have established careers after graduating from the education programs.