Education

  • We provide funding to support Michigan FIRST Robotics, a statewide STEM initiative.
  • Michigan FIRST Robotics is a great way to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • We’re putting our money behind education, in the classroom and afterschool programs.
  • Education is a central focus of our grant programs.
  • We’re always accepting grant application and are especially interested in programs that expose students to STEM fields.

We Encourage Forward Thinkers

Education is a priority. Our focus areas are pre-K through higher education, with an emphasis on education readiness, and STEM curricula. We’re also involved in a statewide effort to encourage students to consider STEM careers through Michigan FIRST Robotics. We foster creative approaches to early childhood development like the Great Start Collaborative Traverse Bay’s 5toOne initiative and Imagination Library.

Last year we donated more than $500,000 to support early-childhood programs across Michigan. We also support higher education in Michigan such as Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University.