The Cook Family Foundation’s spring newsletter just hit mailboxes (let us know if you want to be added to the mailing list) and is available on our website (click here). The cover story is about our support for the Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee which serves Shiawassee County adults with persistent health needs and their families–giving them the precious gift of their time to help those in need.
Inside the newsletter you will find information about our five main funding priorities for 2015, and our annual report where we recap the grants we made in 2014. In the last five years, the foundation has made grants totaling in excess of 2.5 million dollars in five primary areas as depicted in the chart below:
If you haven’t had the chance previously, you may want to look around our website as well. In our “About” section, you can find a video that gives the history of our founders, Don and Florence-etta Cook, as well as contact information. Check out the “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” section for details on upcoming educational opportunities, how to get support for local organizations, and to read our thoughts on collaborative efforts to improve the community.