Current Endowments

The Fields of Interest Endowments
Spirit of Sterling Heights
This endowment enhances and supports the arts and cultural activities in the City of Sterling Heights. Projects that promote the City’s family friendly image are considered eligible and include, but are not limited to, continuation of the Sterlingscapes sculpture program, Memorial Day Parade, Sterlingfest and various public areas and sculpture projects. The Cultural Commission serves as the Administrative Official to this endowment fund.

Safest City
This endowment exists to support and promote the City’s status as one of Michigan’s safest cities. Law enforcement, fire prevention and emergency management related programs and services are some, but not all, areas eligible for Safest City endowment grants. A sub-committee comprised of Police and Fire Department personnel serves as the Administrative Official to this endowment fund.

Friends of the Library

This endowment enhances, improves and supports the services of our Sterling Heights Public Library. Projects that promote and/or assist the library’s adult and youth programs, maintain and improve collections, and provide new technologies and capital improvements are considered for endowment grants. The Friends of the Library, a volunteer non-profit group organized in 1976, serves as the Administrative Official to this endowment fund.

Sterling Lifestyle

This endowment promotes the betterment of Sterling Heights’ quality of life through wellness and recreation enhancements, programs and services. Donations to this fund are used to improve the City’s parks and recreation programs. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the establishment and maintenance of a Recreation Center, sporting activities, park maintenance and development; senior activities, nature center and wildlife preserve activities. A sub-committee comprised of Parks and Recreation Department personnel serves as the Administrative Official to this endowment fund.