About Us

OUR MISSION

To enrich the lives of youth and families in our community.

OUR VISION

  • To be a premier resource that inspires and supports philanthropic leadership in our community.
  • To anticipate, identify, and help address critical, social, and cultural community needs and opportunities.
  • To support our vibrant community by responding accordingly to community needs and opportunities.
  • To continue to make strategic grants to organizations and programs that serve youth  and families in our community.
  • To continue to raise funds and build endowments for the benefit of our community.

HISTORY

The Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families was incorporated in August 1995 as the “Farmington Hills Community Foundation for Children, Youth and Families”. At that time the founders were seeking a method to financially support the After-School Program for middle school students. That service, administered through the City of Farmington Hills, was operating under a Juvenile Justice System grant that was about to expire.

In March of 1999 the name was changed to the “Farmington Hills/Farmington Community Foundation, reflecting a broader outreach to both communities.

In 2006, we formed an affiliation with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and changed our name from the “Farmington Hills/Farmington Community Foundation” to the “Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families” (FFHFYF). Since that time, we have expanded our focus with the goal of granting funds to many worthwhile programs throughout the Farmington Hills and Farmington communities.

 Our 2022 Grant and Funding Recipients

  • CARES in Farmington Hills
  • City of Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division
  • Farmington Community Library
  • Farmington Farmers Market
  • Farmington High School Counseling Department
  • Farmington Public Schools Bountiful Backpack Program 
  • Haitian Network Group of Detroit
  • KickstART Farmington
  • Operation Common Good
  • Team 3414 Hackbots
  • Thistle Rose Academy of Arts
  • Sib4Sib
  • Stand with Trans
  • West Oaks Civitan Club