Established in 2008, the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public organization created by and for the people of Grosse Pointe Woods. Our city is privileged to have many beautiful parks and public spaces including Ghesquire Park, Lake Front Park, the Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, and the plaza in front of City Hall. Recreational amenities provide opportunities for swimming, picnicking, walking, bicycling, ice skating, tennis, baseball, and basketball, among many others. It is the goal of the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation to develop and fund civic projects to further enrich the lives of those who work and live in our great community.
The Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation seeks projects beyond those receiving traditional tax-based support; it is focused on enhancement, not maintenance, of our city’s features and offerings. Past projects of the Foundation include the clock tower at City Hall, game tables for the Activities Building, and the Burke Fossee Fitness Trail at Lake Front Park. We recently funded the Avenue in the Woods banners along Mack Avenue, and are having a 9-hole miniature golf course installed at Lake Front Park.
The business and affairs of the Foundation is managed by its board of directors, a body consisting of up to eighteen committed volunteers. The board meets monthly and works closely with city administration in all of its projects. A member of the Grosse Pointe Woods City Council is in attendance at meetings to serve as an advisor and liaison. The Foundation has traditionally conducted an annual meeting and fundraiser open to all members of the community.
The mission, vision and values of the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation reflect its commitment to serve our vibrant business and residential communities. We are dependent, however, upon volunteers, donations, bequests, and grants in order to raise needed funds and to complete projects. We hope you share our belief that the Grosse Pointe Woods community is a worthwhile endeavor and that you will consider supporting our efforts.