Categories for Micro-Grants

Micro-Grants in Action: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

December 1, 2021

Huron Clinton Metroparks applied for a Micro-Grant to add a handcycle to their fleet of rental bikes. This handcycle would make bicycling through their beautiful metroparks accessible to people with limited or no leg mobility. “The handcycle we purchased with the Micro-Grant from LMB funds will be available in our bike rental fleet for the...

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Micro-Grants in Action: St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Mackinaw City

December 1, 2021

The St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Mackinaw City saw a major safety crisis in their community. There were hundreds of international workers that came to the area every summer to work in the tourism industry and many of them were riding their bikes home after shifts in the dark without any lights. Their Micro-Grant...

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Micro-Grants in Action: Salem-South Lyon District Library

December 1, 2021

The Salem-South Lyon District Library, in partnership with the South Lyon Cycle shop, received a Micro-Grant to install a bike repair station at the library. The Huron Valley Rail Trail is adjacent to the library and the installation of the bike repair station will help to ensure a safe place for riders to repair their...

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Micro-Grants in Action: Northwest Goldberg Community Park

December 1, 2021

The 15th Street Block Club in Detroit applied for a Micro-Grant to build a bike repair station and bike racks in a run down park in their neighborhood. They hoped that installing these would encourage the neighborhood to use the park more and that the city of Detroit would respond by supporting their efforts to...

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Micro-Grants in Action: MoGo

December 1, 2021

MoGo is Detroit’s first public bike sharing system, with 430 bikes at 44 stations across 10 Detroit neighborhoods. Designed for quick trips around town, MoGo is a fun, flexible, and convenient way to get around. Their Micro-Grant helped fund the MoGo Street Skills that provided free public bike safety education for people of all ages...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Norte!

April 24, 2019

Norte! is a Traverse City-based organization working to build a stronger, better-connected community.  This year, they were awarded funding to help with their Grand Traverse Advocate Academy. Thank you to Gary Howe, for telling their story. “The Grand Traverse Advocate Academy is a call to community action. It’s aimed at fellow citizens who see missing...

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Micro Grant In Action: Carver Camp

April 12, 2019

Carver Camp is an organization where underserved children from Detroit get the chance to explore the great outdoors. They received a Micro-Grant fund to provide bicycles that will serve their campers for many years. Thank you to Pete Houk of Carver Camp for telling their story: “It was another glorious summer at Carver Camp in...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Armory Bike Union

April 1, 2019

Armory Bike Union (ABU) is a Jackson-based workshop, promoting bicycle safety in their area. ABU received a Micro-Grant fund for their project, Together We Can Make a Difference. Thank you to Terry Larkin, for telling their story. “The Amory Bike Union (ABU) is a community-based bicycle workshop in Jackson Michigan. Our aim is to promote a safe...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Bike Dearborn

March 25, 2019

Bike Dearborn, a grassroots organization focusing on creating a safe bicycling community and culture, received a Micro-Grant fund for The Better Bike Project, to install several bicycle repair stations throughout the city of Dearborn. Thank you to Founder, Tracy Besek, for telling their story: “The Better Bike Project is a first for the City of Dearborn. Through this project Bike...

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